Bio

Paula Izydorek (born 1970 in Michigan) is an American painter who earned a BFA at San Francisco Art Institute. Izydorek looks to contemporary painting and the abundant perfection found in nature for continual inspiration. Although she inherently knows the exquisiteness of nature can never be improved upon through the painting process it is her goal to paint homage to its vast heterogeneity of textures, formations and all-encompassing palates.

Izydorek received her first solo exhibition Resolution or Evolution: An Intimate Interpretation at Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA in 2015. Her first catalogue Ingrained was published Fall 2016 with coinciding solo exhibitions: Cleveland, Ohio (2016); Columbus, Ohio (2017); Twentynine Palms, CA (2017); Kettering, OH (2018). Izydorek showcased recent artwork alongside paintings from her catalogue in Between Chaos and Control, Kansas City, MO (2018). Her work is featured in online publications; and has been reviewed by CAN Journal (2018) and Dayton Daily News (2018).

Izydorek's work is included in CARTA - Cleveland Art Association; and numerous private collections. She is based in Cleveland, Ohio and exhibits throughout the U.S.

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  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS*
  • 2018
  • INGRAINED • Rosewood Gallery • Kettering, OH (catalogue)
  • Between Chaos and Control • Plenum Space Gallery • Kansas City, MO
  • *Paula Izydorek / Debra Sue Solecki • Cleveland West Art League • Cleveland, OH
  • 2017
  • INGRAINED • 29 Palms Art Gallery • Twentynine Palms, CA (catalogue)
  • INGRAINED • City Center Gallery (OSU) • Columbus, OH (catalogue)
  • *Boundless Imagination: Abstraction Remixed • Juanita Salazar Lowe IVC Art Gallery • Imperial, CA (with Jack Reilly)
  • 2016
  • INGRAINED • Intown Club Gallery • Cleveland, OH (catalogue)
  • 2015
  • Resolution or Evolution: An Intimate Interpretation • Millard Sheets Art Center • Pomona, CA
  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2020
  • From WOMAN XIII • The Gallery at Lakeland • Cleveland, OH
  • 13th Annual OOVAR Exhibition • Carnegie Gallery • Columbus, OH
  • Jurors: Kevin Lyles, Michael Suh, Julie Newhall
  • 2019
  • ECHOES: From There to Here • Diego Rivera Gallery • San Francisco, CA
  • Permutations • Brandt-Roberts Galleries • Columbus, OH
  • Operation Monarch • Cultural Arts Center • Columbus, OH
  • AAWR Annual Member’s Exhibition • AAWR Gallery • Cleveland, OH
  • 2018
  • The Pearly Gates Collection • Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center • Yucca Valley, CA

  • Meet Me in the Margins • Cleveland West Art League • Cleveland, OH

  • 82nd National Midyear Exhibition • Butler Institute of American Art • Youngstown, OH

  • Juror: Peter Reginato
  • May Show • The Gallery at Lakeland • Cleveland, OH
  • Juror: Ken Emerick
  • Members Show • Heights Art • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • AAWR Annual Member’s Exhibition • AAWR Gallery • Cleveland, OH
  • 2017
  • Mélange • Brandt-Roberts Galleries • Columbus, OH
  • Juror: Laura Lisbon
  • The J Show • Mandel JCC • Cleveland,OH

  • Jurors: Dr. Jennifer Finkel and Shawn Godwin
  • 6th Annual Exhibit • Creek Gallery • Chicago, IL
  • AAWR Annual Member’s Exhibition • AAWR Gallery • Cleveland, OH
  • Bay Art's Annual Juried Exhibition • Sullivan Family Gallery • Bay Village, OH
  • Jurors: Daniel Levin and Kristen Cliffel
  • DayGlo V • Waterloo Arts • Cleveland, OH
  • 2016
  • Tall Walls • Cleveland West Art League (@ Canopy Collective) • Cleveland, OH
  • Out There • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jurors: Francisco George and William Escalera
  • May Show • The Gallery at Lakeland • Cleveland, OH
  • Jurors: Joanne Cohen and Kim Webb
  • The Art of Life Connected • Wilshire/Vermont project for Metro Line Station • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jurors: Bruce Helander, Elizabeth Sobieski and Qathryn Brehm
  • 2015
  • LAAA Annual Benefit Auction • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Out There • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jurors: Francisco George and William Escalera
  • Perfect Lovers • Bronx Art Space • New York, NY
  • From Her • Pico House Gallery • Los Angeles, CA
  • I Art You • Create:Fixate • Venice, CA
  • Juror: Michelle Berc, director of Create:Fixate
  • B/W • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Juror: Laura Watts of Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014
  • Aurora • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Art for Art’s Sake • Millard Sheets Art Center • Pomona, CA
  • World Wide Art LA, International Art Show • Los Angeles Convention Center • Los Angeles, CA
  • Another Summer with the Ladies • 608 North • Redondo Beach, CA
  • Out There : I Do • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jurors: Francisco George and William Escalera
  • 2013
  • Out There • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jurors: Francisco George and William Escalera
  • Constellations • Create:Fixate (@ Lot 613) • Los Angeles, CA
  • Juror: Michelle Berc, director of Create:Fixate
  • Gleaming Apollo • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Juror: Shula Nazarien of Shulamit Gallery, Venice, CA
  • Words on Printed Page • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • Juror: Cheryl Perkey of Perkey Fine Art Advisor
  • 2012
  • GEM • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • LAAA Annual Benefit Auction • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010
  • Life Is Art • Adrienne Arsht Center • Miami Beach, FL
  • 2009
  • Through the Eyes of Love • Miami Beach Community Health Center • Miami, FL
  • Hip Hop for Human Rights • ARTE DEL BARRIO (@PS14) • Miami, FL
  • In collaboration with: Amnesty International Miami/Local Group 248
  • 2008
  • We The People • ARTE DEL BARRIO (@The Museum of Science) • Miami, FL
  • 2007
  • Mutation Nation • DIY Gallery • Los Angeles, CA
  • Angels and Abstracts • Alexander Rave Gallery • Studio City, CA
  • 2004
  • Connections • Gallery 555 • Detroit, MI
  • Around The Coyote • Winter Arts Festival (@Flat Iron Arts Building) • Chicago, IL
  • 2003
  • Fiddy Beans • OBJEX Art Space • Miami, FL
  • PT Studios, Closing Party • GENART (@SOHO LOUNGE) • Miami, FL
  • 2002
  • Flamingos on the Beach • Art in Public Places Committee of Miami Beach • Miami Beach, FL
  • 1998
  • Art Discoveries Annual Group Show • Jonathan Shorr Gallery • New York, NY
  • 1997
  • Senior Show • Bayfront Gallery (@Fort Mason) • San Francisco, CA
  • 1996
  • Convent of the Nuns • Diego Rivera Gallery • San Francisco, CA
  • COLLECTIONS
  • CARTA. Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH

  • The Pearly Gates Collection (honoring Walter Hopps), Los Angeles, CA

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Dillion, Pamela, "Wood is common theme in work of 2 Ohio artists" - Dayton Daily News, Pg E7, August 12, 2018. Print
  • Bratten, April Michelle (Ed.). "Issue #42" - Up the Staircase Quarterly. access date August 1, 2018
  • Murphy, Patricia Colleen (Ed.). "issue 21 spring 2018" - Superstition Review Issue 21. access date May 1, 2018
  • Clark, Joseph, "HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS: Paula Izydorek and Debra Sue Solecki at CWAL" - CAN Journal, February 2018. (Review)
  • "Art Gallery tries new schedule for reception" - The Desert Trail, Pg A3, November 9, 2017. Print
  • Leack, Ryan D. (Ed.). “PVR 11” - Pomona Valley Review Vol 11. Pg 75,76, access date July 28, 2017

  • Ramos, Katherine, “Boundless Imagination Kicks of at IVC” - The Desert Review, April 3 2017

  • Villero, Joselito N. "Boundless Imagination: Abstraction Remixed" - The Desert Review, Mar 4 2017
  • Parker, Nachie, "Gallery shows "Perfect Lovers" in black and white" - The Hunts Point Express, May 3 2015
  • Featured Artist - City of Redondo Beach Newsletter Redondo Beach, CA, Winter 2014/15. On-Line Quarterly

  • Fulwood, Baron (Ed.). "Legs Up" - Collate Art Magazine Vol 1, No. 1. Pg 18, Jan 2009. Print
  • GENART Artist of the Month - Closer Magazine Southern Florida, 2003. Print
  • Stuck On You, Dir. Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. Perf. Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Cher. 20th Century Fox, 2003. Film
  • Fanz, Ashley, "A Crying Shame" - New Times Broward/Palm Beach, June 20 2002
  • EDUCATION
  • 1997 BFA (Interdisciplinary Arts) • San Francisco Art Institute • San Francisco, CA
  • Awarded:
  • • Community College Scholarship • Cal Grant Recipient
  • ORGANIZATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Member, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve • Cleveland, OH 2016-20
  • Member, Cleveland West Art League • Cleveland, OH 2016-18
  • Member, Heights Arts • Cleveland Heights, OH 2016-18
  • Member, Los Angeles Art Association • Los Angeles, CA 2011-16
  • Critique Group Moderator; organized by Los Angeles Art Association South Bay, CA 2014-15
  • Studio Manager Andy Moses, painter Venice, CA 2011-13
  • Studio Assistant Guy Dill, sculptor Venice, CA 1995