Kostabi was a founding member of the bands Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, and Psychotica. Kostabi currently performs with Tony Esposito in the group Kostabeats and with Walter Schreifels band Dead Heavens.
Kostabi became part of the CBGB Festival in 2014 exhibiting paintings alongside photographers Bob Gruen, Michael Lavine and Chris Stein. He also painted live in Times Square while Devo and Jane's Addiction performed.
2012 launches brand Bad Things with artwork on various electronic device covers such as iPhones.
Paul Kostabi paintings are present in permanent collections of:
- Paterson Museum, New Jersey
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- New England Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Connecticut
- Millennium Museum
- Whitney Museum of Art, Video, Paper Tiger Sessions
- Museion Museum, Bolzano, Italy
3. Paul Kostabi Williamsport Guardian