Meet the Professionals- the work of Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley- Of Local Interest- Visions
Of Local Interest- Visions

Paul Rowley is  a filmmaker and visual artist, born in Dublin and now based mostly in Brooklyn. (

“I first came to making art through making collages like these many years ago, and even though I work mostly with film and video these days, I have continued to be fascinated by collage.  The images come from all over – 1950’s photos of Ireland, bright garish textile books from the 1970’s, science manuals, travel magazines, architecture books.  Combining these images from different sources, different places, diverse histories, allows me to create new stories on the paper, sometimes playful, often abstract, yet always rooted in the excitement of an unexpected edit.”

Meet the Professionals- Knitwear
Meet the Professionals- Knitwear
Of Local Interest - Raincoats
Of Local Interest – Raincoats
Meet the Professionals- Veda
Meet the Professionals- Veda
Of Local Interest - Pausa
Of Local Interest – Pausa
Of Local Interest - Shopgirl
Of Local Interest – Shopgirl
Meet the Professionals - Coach Mike
Meet the Professionals – Coach Mike
Film Loop - Wichita
Film Loop – Wichita
Film Loop - Portia
Film Loop – Portia
Of Local Interest - Peter Street
Of Local Interest – Peter Street
Of Local Interest - Foxy
Of Local Interest – Foxy

Paul Rowley is a visual artist and filmmaker born in Dublin and now based in Dublin and New York. His work shows in galleries and at film festivals internationally.

His work has been exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Forum Expanded at the Berlin Film Festival, Photographers’ Gallery, London, 300m3 in Gothenburg, the Kunst Film Biennial in Cologne, Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Videonale at the Bonn Kunst Museum, the ICA in Philadelphia. Recent screenings include the Impakt festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and dedicated screenings at the Darklight Digital Festival in Dublin and Prog:ME, the Rio de Janeiro Festival of Media Arts.

His work has been funded by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Irish Arts Council, Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, and others. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell artist colony, the Bogliasco Foundation, and Atlantic Centre for 
the Arts. His
most recent commission, Local Time, is a sixty screen permanent installation at Los Angeles International airport.

He has received many awards for his work including Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Irish American Art Award (under 35 and overall prize), the New
Langton Arts Award, the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award (the Irish Museum of 
Modern Art’s annual contemporary art prize), a special jury mention at DMZ docs Korea, nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award). He was the winner of the Irish Film New York Rising Star award in 2011 and with his company STILL FILMS was awarded the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award by the Dublin Films Critics Circle for their work.

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 Thank you Paul! – James

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