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ANNA GRAY & RYAN WILSON PAULSEN
Masters of Fine Art, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Bachelors of Fine Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Thesis Writing Finalist
Maybe It Takes a Loud Noise, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Don't Mistake Our Intelligence for Knowledge, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It, Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival 2011, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
The Classroom, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
A Limited Anthology of Edits, The New Video Gallery, Portland, OR
The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Marylhurst Art Gym, Portland, OR
Bookish is a Compliment, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Dear J, New American Art Union Bathroom, Portland, OR
Print works, Studio 2507, Portland, OR
every which way, BFA Gallery, Portland, OR
Vista Ave. Viaduct, Higgins Hallery, Platform Animation Festival, Portland, OR
TRUST: PNCA Alumni Exhibition, PNCA, Portland, OR
Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR
The 10th NW Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
P.O.'d, Marylhurst Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
Clouds Inclose Comets: The Envelope, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Reading. Writing., galleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR
oomph, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Being There, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA (curated by Sierra Stinson)
2011, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest Art Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Txt: Artists investigating language, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
Public Antagonism, Carhole Gallery, Portland, OR
Dialogical, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR
How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Grown Ups, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Incubate, Hybrid Gallery, Portland, OR
Of Walking in Ice, The White Box, Portland, OR
Index of Left Behind and The Goodbye Lecture, Teshnor Manor, Portland, OR
Labryinth 09 Writings & Observations, Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba, Sweden
Pulse Miami PDX Contemporary Art at Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
In Honor of PNCA @ 100, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
21st Century PNCA Alumni, Cyan/PDX, Portland, OR
Close from Distant Shores, Ulsan, South Korea
2thousand10, Igloo Gallery, Portland, OR
This Land is Our Land, PICA NY, New York, NY
Reply All, Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR
Self Projections, curated by Gary Wiseman, Milepost 5, Portland, OR
Kind of Like a Buffet, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Filler Paper, PDX Contemporary Art at Aqua Wynwood, Miami, FL
Library Mail Art Show, Charles Voorhies Library, Portland, OR
Vista Ave. Viaduct, Higgins Gallery, Platform Animation Festival, Portland, OR
NW by SW, PSU/PNCA Exchange Group Show, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
I’m Searching Too,”TBA Festival, PICA, Portland, OR
Underline, co-curated with Mary Doyle, BFA Gallery, Portland, OR
The Brink Award Finalist, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Nominee, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Portland Stock Artist Grant, Portland, OR
Thesis Writing Finalist, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Larson Scholarship Recipient
2006 & 2007
Intermedia Department Scholar, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
"Law & Order: The Fuzzy Version," YA5, eds. Sam Korman, David Knowles, Gary Robbins.
"Can These Antiques Ever Prove Dangerous Again?," published by Publication Studio.
"Dog + Cat," excerpts from 100 Posterworks in Noon Literary Journal 2011, Ed. Diane Williams.
"We May Have Misunderstood the Question," in OE Rogue, eds. B. Broome and C. Womack.
"Open Letter to the Artist Ryan Gander," in Art Criticism and Other Short Stories, ed. H. Reed.
“Untitled or (If You Don’t Like This)” in Notes From a Young Curator, by Sam Korman.
"A Classroom Reader," published by Publication Studio, Portland, OR.
"Introduction to Template Files: Works by D.E. May," published by Publication Studio.
"A Limited Anthology of Edits," published by Special Projects Press, Portland, OR.
"Excerpts from 100 Posterworks," Urban Inventions, Ed. Matthias Huebner. Gestalten Publishing.
"Color Works," Special Projects Press.
"Dear Author" and "The Present" from 100 Posterworks in Noon Literary Journal, 2010, Ed. Diane Williams.
“Untitled (Household),” in and&review, no. 1, edited by Mia Nolting and Rachel Pedderson.
Contributions to "We Need To Know Where We Have Been To Know Where We Are Going: A History of Socially Engaged Art Practice, E. Jen Delos Reyes.
“Filler Paper,” in Matthew Higgs Fan Zine, edited by Jen Delos Reyes.
“Integrating a Burning House”, published by Special Projects Press, 72-page full color book about the effects of a 2008 house fire in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, OR.
“One-Way Street: An Index,” 28 page chapbook featuring 13 different indexes to Walter Benjamin’s 1928 writing One-Way Street, Portland, OR.
“Untitled (Wallace Stevens)”, 16-page newspaper about the life of poet Wallace Stevens in Hartford Connecticut, Portland, OR.
“Paper Cover,” Edition of 1000, 8-page newspapers about copies and re-enactments, Portland, OR.
McFarland, Mack, “Dangerous Antiques,” BOMBlog, October 16, 2012
Lechner, Jenna. "Welcome to Portland, 2012," Daily Serving, Mar. 20, 2012
Parker, Sam, “100 Posterworks by Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen: Are You Getting the Message?” Huffington Post, July, 2012
Speer, Richard, “Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Maybe It Takes a Loud Noise,” Richard Speer, Willamette Week, July, 2012
Bell, Graham, “The positive side of Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art,” Oregon Arts Watch, April, 2012
Valentine, Ben, “What Does Meaningful Engagement with Public Art Look Like?” Hyperallergenic
Speer, Richard, “Double Encrypted,” WIllamette Week, April, 2012
Van der Meulen, Sjoukje "TBA." frieze, Nov-Dec, 2011
Radon, Lisa. “PICA’s TBA:11: Evidence of Bricks: ALL RIGHT.” Oregon Arts Watch, Oct. 30, 2011
Radon, Lisa. “TBA:11/Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, ‘Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It’: Editing power.” Oregon ArtsWatch, September 22, 2011
Bernstein, Amy. “An Evidence of Bricks: An Evidence of Doors, TBA 11.” PORT, Sept. 21, 2011
Speer, Richard. “Visual Arts Highlights from TBA.” Willamette Week, Sept. 14, 2011
Lechner, Jenna. "Rewriting History." In The Portland Mercury, August 18th, 2011
Andreini, Nat. "Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen," Interview, Shift online magazine, June 2011
Springgay, Stephanie. “Summerhill, Revised: Learning in/as Marginalia." In CMagazine
Korman, Sam. “Redacted Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen Text.” In Notes From a Young Curator
Noble, Josh, "Review: Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen's The Classroom," Ultra Arts Portland, July 26
Row, D.K., "Review: Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen at PDX Gallery, The Oregonian, July 15
Alexander, Catherine Natasha. “Worth of an Idea Found in Figurative Art.” Statesman Journal
Radon, Lisa. “Review: Dregs and Imaginative Qualities.” Culturphile: Portland Arts for Portland Monthly Magazine, Jan. 26, 2010
Jahn, Jeff, "Cochrane & Middendorf + Gray & Paulsen at The Art Gym," PORT, January 19
Stangel, Matt. “Preserving History: The Dill Pickle Club Revives a Long-Forgotten Arts Institution.” The Portland Mercury, 2009
Calvin Carl “NAAU: Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen” Open Wide PDX,
"The Book in the Stump," Reading Local: Portland
Langlois, Justin, "Saying Something with Banners," Broken City Lab
Radon, Lisa, "Bookish is a Compliment," Ultra Arts + Culture
Raymond, Camela, “Things We Like,” Portland Monthly
Norris, T.J., “All Lined Up,” unBLOGGED
Patrick I. “Special Delivery” PICA TBA 08,
Monte, Celina, “Students Set Out to Sea,” Daily Vanguard, September
Leonard, Patrick, “Special Delivery,” PICA TBA 07, September 11
"Conference of Conferences," Field Work, Portland, OR
"Deadpan Birthday," Living Room Lecture Series, Portland, OR
"Deconstruction," PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR
"5 Topics," Portland Stock, Portland, OR
"Judd Related," Donald Judd Conference, Portland, OR
Artist Talk, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
"Integrating a Burning House," Performative Lecture, Apartment Gallery, Portland, OR
"Good-byes," Performative Lecture, Apartment Gallery, Portland, OR
Artist Talk, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
"Getting U-Layed: Perspectives from Artist Couples," Special Presentation Series, Portland, OR