Paul Wallach / Bio

Paul Wallach’s sculptures and wall objects are primarily composed of diverse yet simple materials such as plaster, wood, glass, canvas, paint, and steel, which are carefully interlinked to create balance. Wood is often central to Wallach’s work, serving as the supporting mechanism for the suspended structures. Wallach creates unity between his work and their surrounding space through absence: carefully orchestrated gaps in his structures allows for the free movement of space within and around the works, which in turn blurs boundaries between inner and outer.

Paul Wallach was born in New York in 1960. He studied Art at the University of Wisconsin, and Applied Arts at the University of Boston, after which he moved to Florence for a year to live and work. On his return to America, he was awarded a fellowship in Visual Arts from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, before participating in a residency with Mark di Suvero in the late 1990s. After completing his residency program, Wallach spent two years in Düsseldorf and since 1994 he lives and works in Paris.  In 1995 the exhibition Present Tense took place at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. In 2002 the exhibition Reason and Rhyme was shown at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. He was a participant in the World Trade center Memorial Competition in 2003 and in 2007, he was a recipient of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency program. The Musée d’Art Modern Saint Etienne, France showed his exhibition Where What Was in 2014. The monumental outdoor work Down to the Ground has been commissioned by the Salzburg Foundation in 2018 to which you can follow the link to the livestream: His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Europe and America.

Paul Wallach / Works