Paula Crown is a multimedia artist with a practice encompassing drawing, painting, video, and sculpture. Crown rigorously incorporates cutting-edge technology, social activism, collaboration, and a commitment to sustainability in her studio practice.
Crown earned her M.F.A. in painting and drawing in 2012 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at the Aspen Institute (2013), Dallas Contemporary (2014), Marlborough Gallery, New York (2015), The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (2016), 10 Hanover, London (2017), Studio Cannaregio, Venice (2018) concurrent with the 16th Venice Architectural Biennale, and Fort Gansevoort, New York (2018).
She has participated in several group exhibitions nationally, including For Freedoms (2016); Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and Mount Analogue (2016), curated by Neville Wakefield, Aspen. Most recently she was a part of IN THIS HOUSE (2018), a group exhibition curated by Michelle Grabner at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
Crown’s Public Art Installations include Wall-Space: The Non-Architecture of the Studio Wall EXPO Chicago (2014); TRANSPOSITION: Over Many Miles, Miami Design District, Miami, FL (2014-16); JOKESTER in Aspen (2018) and the Miami Design District, Miami, FL (2018), and FREEZING RAIN, Aurora: Future Worlds, Dallas, TX, and Thoughts & Prayers, with For Freedoms, Chicago, IL (2018).
Crown’s works are in numerous public and top-100 private collections including the Agnes Gund Collection, NY, Tishman Speyer Collection, NY, and The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, TX.
In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Crown to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she chairs the Education Committee. She also serves on the Aspen Institute Committee of the Arts.
Born in Marblehead, Mass., the artist lives and works in Aspen, Colorado and Chicago.