Paul has exhibited both nationally and internationally for over 30 years. He graduated with a BA (Visual Arts) from the Canberra School of Art in 1983 and was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study printmaking in Germany (1986-87). After graduating with a MA (Visual Arts) from ANU in 1993 he was awarded an International Samstag Scholarship in 1994 to study painting in Holland (1995-96). He works across the mediums of painting, drawing and artists’ books to create work which focuses on the forming and deforming image in relation to place, process impermanence and embodiment.
Career highlights include: a selection of his artist’s books curated for a national survey of printmaking, Print Matters, 30 Years of the Shell Fremantle Print Award (2005); his painting being curated into a national survey of painting at the TarraWarra Biennial 2006, Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today; a major painting triptych touring nationally as part of the Wesfarmers Collection exhibition, Luminous World (2013-14). Currently his work is part of a major project whereby he is one of 2 artists working with scientists to generate new perceptions on the tragic tale of the Batavia wreck which ran aground off the coast of Western Australia in 1629 – a land then largely unknown to Europeans. This exhibition Batavia: Giving Voice to the Voiceless is on exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA until 16 December 2017. A book published through the assistance of an Australia Council for the Arts grant is forthcoming.
Paul Uhlmann has lectured in Visual Art at the Australian National University (1989, 1991-93), Monash University (2007) and Edith Cowan University since 1996 and is currently a senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Perth. In 2012 he completed a PHD at RMIT.
His work is held in the many institutions and corporate collections nationally such as the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian National Library, Australian National University, University of Western Australia, Monash University, Artbank, and Wesfarmers.
Other exhibitions by the same artist (by year)