the creative work of Paul Marquardt


Paul Marquardt,

always experimenting with new media, has produced digitally composed images, responsive installations, interactive performances, and internet-based art, as well as sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, and painting. He has collaborated with choreographers and composers, creating interactive sets, sound structures, and unique computer interfaced musical instruments such as his “midi chairs” used by choreographer Patricia Plasko and composer Stephen Rush at the Toronto Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists and by the University of Michigan Digital Music Ensemble

Marquardt's artwork has been exhibited across the United States, including at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, the Detroit Museum of New Art, the 17th National Photography in Colorado, Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Print Biennial IV in Chicago, and SOHO PHOTO in New York. His international showings include the Leo Kamen Gallery and fFida in Toronto and the International Society of Electronic Artists in Paris.

His commissions include artworks for The University of Michigan,  Bronson Health Group,  VML marketing,  Western Michigan University, and Wellspring Cory Terry & Dancers.

Marquardt has a Bachelor of Arts in music and philosophy and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual arts from Western Michigan University, as well as a Masters of Fine Arts in visual arts from Ohio University. Occasionally he has accepted an artist-in-residence or teacher appointment, including at The University of Michigan, Albion College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Kendall College of Art & Design, and Western Michigan University.

“completely mesmerizing”

               (Michael Hodges, arts writer for Detroit News)

“emotionally moving”

               (Campus Lantern - E. Connecticut State U.)

“exceptional artwork”

               (John Carlos Cantu, arts writer for Ann Arbor News)

“clearly the highlight of the evening”

               (Detroit Metro Times)

“a keen sense of play with words and images”

          “quite clever and rather brilliant”

               (Juror’s Statement, Upstream People Gallery)

“subtle and often witty” ; “well worth investigating”

               (Ann Arbor News)