Bio

Steve Paulsen is a fine artist working in San Diego, CA. He has been shown in numerous galleries across Southern California, as well as in multiple juried online art shows. His artwork is continuously evolving; including expressive textural abstracts, eye and mind bending optical art, and classical representational painting with an emphasis on pop surrealism. 

Education:

                B.F.A. - Laguna College of Art & Design, 1997

Group Exhibitions:

              2019     Jan/Feb (Publication) - "Dimension" is a finalist in the Abstract/Experimental category of The Artist's Magazine 35th Annual Art Competition

              2018     June- July - San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA

                             March - 50 To Watch, The Studio Door and Escondido Arts Partnership, San Diego, CA

                             February - The Crow Show 2018, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

              2017      December - Featured Artist on ArtsyShark.com

                              November - Holiday Art Market, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

                              September - October - "Coaster Show 2017", La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, CA

                              June - July - San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA

                               March-  'Fusion Art's Colors International Online Juried Art Exhibition', Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

  May - "Tavern", The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2016        February - "The Crow Show '16", The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

                  February - "Grayscale Wonderland", Glass Garage Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                2015       September - "Deliberate Distortions: Jazz in Today's Art", The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

                                 June - "Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales, Fables and Myths", The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

                2014        June - July - San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA

                2012        June - July - San Diego County Fair, San DIego, CA

                2011        November - "Distorted Disney Art Show", Artistique Theater at Bar Basic, San Diego, CA

                                 July - "Art Tells a Story", Artistique Theater at Bar Basic, San Diego, CA

                                 February- "Year of the Chimera, 6.2", Glass Garage Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                2009        November - Laguna College of Art & Design and Fairhaven Memorial Park, Alumni and MFA  Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA

Awards:

                2017        December - Featured Artist on ArtsyShark.com

                2012        Honorable Mention, "Non-Representational, All Media", San Diego County Fair, San DIego, CA

                2009        3rd Place Overall- Laguna College of Art & Design and Fairhaven Memorial Park, Alumni and MFA Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA