Paul Ecke has been a full-time contributor to the contemporary art world since 1985. His works are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, the Philippines and in the collection of Daytona, Florida's Museum of Arts and Science. He has shown in galleries in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Palm Springs, Florida, the Philippines and Bali, Indonesia. His works are in many private and corporate collections including those of Universal Studios, Jimmy Z Sportswear, Taco Bell, Flojet Corporation, Carsey Warner Productions and Dionne Warwick's collection. Works by Paul Ecke are already slated to be part of endowment of contemporary paintings and graphics art to London's Museum of Contemporary Art. Paul Ecke's has been the featured artist in numerous art publications.

Paul Ecke is a mid-career painter of contemporary non-figurative and figurative works on canvas. His works are an amalgam of color, texture and movement achieved through application of oil, acrylic and metallic paints to canvas, all applied by brush, hand and even trowel. The results are magnificent, colorful, thought and emotion-provoking images that convey the inner strength, conviction and complexity of the artist.

Paul Ecke was educated at California State University, Fullerton, receiving degrees in art with emphasis in ceramic arts and painting. His classical training taught him to represent the human form. His skill as a ceramicist affects his paintings, giving them a three-dimensional quality through the application of textural media to his works on canvas.

With his formal education complete, Ecke pursued a career teaching art in the California public school system. He headed the entire district art program for Centralia School District of Buena Park, California. Ecke enjoyed his nine years as an educator but longed to pursue a full-time career in the creation of his own art.

Regardless of the subject, Paul Ecke's work continues to evoke deep soulful responses from viewers who often find themselves mesmerized in front of Ecke's canvases. People are drawn by the expressive brushstrokes, colors and textures that have become his signature.

"I see abstract painting as a field of possibilities in which I am free to roam" Paul Ecke.

Chronology
Graduated California State University, Fullerton: Bachelor of Arts Degree 1976
Graduated California State University, Fullerton: Teaching Credential 1977
Taught Art in Orange County, CA Public Schools 1977-1984
Commenced Full Time Painting Career 1985
5 Page Feature Story, International Fine Art Collector Magazine, September issue 1991
Front Page Story, "Hot Artist", Los Angeles Times, September 15 issue 1991
4 Page Feature Article, California Homes and Lifestyles, March issue 1992
4 Page Feature Article, International Fin Art Collector Magazine, May issue 1993
First Museum Acquisition, Daytona, Florida Museum of Arts and Science 1993
Commission for Cover, Orange County Magazine Annual Edition 1994
2 Page Feature Article, "Revealed", Orange Coast Magazine, December issue 1996
Museum Acquisition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila, the Philippines 1997

Solo Exhibitions
Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA 1990-1993
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1990-2001
Quest Gallery, Taos, NM 1996
Gallery IBah, Ubud Bali, Indonesia 1996
ASF (AIDS Service Foundation), Orange County, CA 1997
APLA (AIDS Project Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA 1997
Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA 1997-1999
Tabor Mandro's Gallery, San Diego, CA 1998
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1999
Gallery 611 International, Laguna Beach, CA 2000
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2001
Adrienne Adler Contemporary Fine Art, La Jolla, CA 2001
Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art, Lahaina, HI 2002
Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, CA 2002
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions
Sterling Gallery, La Jolla, CA 1990-1993
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1990-2001
Gallerie Arlette G'maray, Paris, France 1992
Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 1992-1993
Gallery Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1992-1993
Galeries Thierry Salvador, Paris, France 1993-1997
Elaine Sternberg Gallery, Chicago,IL 1994
Sterling Marchetti Gallery, New York, NY 1994-1995
'Art Alive', San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA 1993-1995
Richard Danskin Gallery, Dana, FL 1996
Daniel Winn Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 1997-2000
Gallery Adrienne, La Jolla, CA 1997-1999
Coda Gallery, New York, NY 1997
Feast on Art, Orange County Museum of Art, CA 1997
Gallery Adrienne, San Francisco, CA 1998
Emerald City Gallery, Seattle, WA 1998-2000
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2001
Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2001
Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2001
Adrienne Adler Contemporary Fine Art, La Jolla, CA 2001
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2002
Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, California 2002
Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2003
Ramsden Morrison Gallery, San Diego, California 2003
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2003
Dolby-Chadwick, San Francisco, CA 2003
Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2004
William Merrill Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2004
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2004

 

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