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Nationality American
Born b. 1974

Paul Branca

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New York-based artist Paul Branca is known for his research on the social connectivity of food culture. With BFA Painting and BA in Art History from Queens College, CUNY, and an MFA Painting, Bard College, Branca has experienced considerable success, having shown in a number of venues around the world, including Giorgio Galotti, Torino, Italy; Joan, Los Angeles, CA; Galerie Frankfurt am Main, Berlin; Longhouse Projects, New York; MARS, Milan; Costermongering, Belmacz, London; Journal Gallery, New York, NY, Le 116 Centre d’art contemporain, Montreuil, France and Sculpture Center, NY, among others.

  • Lot number
    #1
    Artwork
    Artwork: Untitled (Prickly Pears)
    Artist:
    Paul Branca
    Title and Year:
    Untitled (Prickly Pears) | 2020
    Estimate:
    $3000-5000 
    Auction Status

    Starts Apr 24

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2016
    Totes
    Giorgio Galotti, Turin Italy

    2015
    25% Cats + Studio Visits (after, after Balthus)
    Joan, Los Angeles, CA

    Piggish, curated by Eva Scharrer
    Galerie Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Germany

    2014
    Paul Branca: Commedia (nut delight)
    Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

    Inventory Observed
    MARS, Milan, Italy

    Social Sausage
    LOCALEDUE, Bologna, Italy

    2013
    Satin Island
    Scaramouche, Scaramouche, NY

    2012
    L’origine de l’espace prive &&&
    Galeria Sabot, Cluj, Romania

    2011
    Waitings
    Scaramouche, Scaramouche, NY

    2010
    Couch Crash
    Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany


    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2017
    The Socrates Annual, curated by Jess Wilcox
    Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

    Mrs. Pig & the Ketchup
    Pierre Poumet, Bordeaux, France

    2016
    Finger Food
    The Hand, Brooklyn, NY

    Interkontinental
    Belmacz, London, UK

    This Condition
    Regina Rex, New York, NY

    2015
    Shoulders of Champagne
    Lord Ludd, Philadelphia, PA

    INTRO
    Giorgio Galotti, Turin, Italy

    Freedom Culture
    The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2014
    What do you write when men are puking into plastic bags, curated by Vanessa Safavi
    Chert, Berlin, DE

    Autonomy Exchange Archive: Paul Branca, David Horvitz and Fawn Krieger
    Galerie West, Den Haag, Netherlands

    2013
    Eat the Blue, curated by Jagna Ciuchta
    Le 116 Centre d’art contemporain, Montreuil, France

    Double Life, curated by Kristen Chappa
    Sculpture Center, New York, NY (catalog)

    2012
    Breaking Bread, curated by Jess Wilcox
    Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

    Last Laugh, curated by Summer Guthery
    Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

    L’estate
    organized by Lucie Fontaine, Marianne Boesky, NY (catalog)

    Gli amori difficili: Jennifer Bartlett, Alighiero Boetti, Paul Branca, Oliver Lutz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto
    Scaramouche, Scaramouche, NY

    Let Us Keep Our Own Noon, curated by David Horvitz
    Galerie West, The Hague, Netherlands (catalog)

    Matter Out of Place, curated by Lumi Tan
    The Kitchen, New York, NY (catalog)

    2011
    Grand Tour Low Cost, organized by Paola Gallio
    Spazio Morris, Milan, Italy

    2010
    Half a Self, A Cave-Dweller, curated by David Everitt Howe
    The Former Convent at St. Cecilia’s Parish, Brooklyn, NY

    A Knot for Ariadne, curated by Marc LeBlanc
    Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, Germany

    2009
    Bard Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
    UBS Gallery, Red Hook, NY

  • 2010
    Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    MFA Painting

    2001
    Queens College, CUNY, NY
    BFA Painting
    BA Art History

  • 2009
    Bard Graduate Fellowships, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    MFA

    2006
    Studio Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

    2001
    Queens College, CUNY, New York, NY
    BFA Painting and BA in Art History