Paul Bloodgood

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Paul Bloodgood (born 1960 in Nyack, New York) is an American painter who was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow.[1] He produces predominantly abstract paintings often relating to the works of earlier artists, particularly Jackson Pollock. He has had two solo exhibitions in New York City, as well as exhibiting in group shows and elsewhere.


He was born in Nyack, NY, a suburb of New York City, and was awarded a BA in painting from Yale University in 1982. He moved to New York City in 1996. In 2002 Bloodgood received a MFA from Maine College of Art.[1]

In 2010 he suffered a head injury which left him "with an optical disorder that prevents him from recognizing a whole object if he sees only parts of it".[2]

For four years in the early 2000s he worked as a colorist, creating a range of paint colours for Martha Stewart and Lowe's Home Centers based on Paul Klee's color theories from his time at the Bauhaus.[1][3]


In April–May 1991, his exhibition Jack's Name Painting at 303 Gallery drew on Jackson Pollock and other writers and artists including Herman Melville.[4]

In 1995 he worked on the Epilepsy Foundation's "Winning Kids" program, helping children with epilepsy create art.[5]

In 1999 he showed work in the exhibit Now Wait for Last Year at AC Project Room in New York.[6]

The 2008 show Three Painters at David Zwirner in New York showed his art with that of Leonard Bullock and Greg Kwiatek.[3]

His 2012 show Objects in Pieces at the Newman Popiashvili gallery in New York included oil paintings derived from collages made from cutting up and combining his own images with those by Jackson Pollock, Paul Cézanne and Dong Qichang.[2][7][8] Art in America said "one is deeply impressed by the artist's offbeat perspective and resolute pursuit of his own language".[2]

This inch of Wholeness was a 2013 solo show in Savannah, Georgia.


  1. ^ a b c "Paul Bloodgood". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Asfour, Nana (March 30, 2012). "Paul Bloodgood at Newman Popiashvili (exhibition review)". Art in America. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Haden-Guest, Anthony (June 2, 2008). "Paul Bloodgood, Leonard Bullock And Greg Kwiatek At David Zwirner, New York". Saatchi Online. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Seagal, Jeanne (1996). "Paul Bloodgood 'Jack's name painting' at 303 Gallery". ArtNet. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Schachter, Steven C.; Georgia D. Montouris; John M. Pellock (2007). Epilepsy on Our Terms: Stories by Children with Seizures and Their Parents. Oxford University Press. 
  6. ^ Myles, Eileen (Mar 2000). "Paul Bloodgood at AC Project Room". Art in America 88 (3): 126. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Michael (Feb 1, 2012). "Review: Paul Bloodgood, "Objects in Pieces"". Time Out (New York). Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Schwabsky, Barry (April 2012). "Paul Bloodgood (review)". ArtForum.