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Paul Solomon

Associate Professor of Art
Direct Encounter

MFA in Media Arts, The Ohio State University

BFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design


5354 Friedman Hall
(269) 387-5255


403 Park Trades Center www.paulrsolomon.com

Paul R. Solomon is an associate professor of art at Western Michigan University. He received his MFA in Media Arts in 1994 from The Ohio State University, and has a BFA in Photography from The Rhode Island School of Design. A faculty member since 1995, Solomon also serves as director of the Direct Encounter with the Arts Program. Prior to coming to WMU, he served as a graduate assistant in the Media Arts Department at The Ohio State University. As an artist, Solomon works as a writer, producer, videographer, and post-production editor. His performance credits include Aching To Go Home, a script and theatrical piece performed at The Epic Center in Kalamazoo in 2004; and various videography, research and taped interviews during 2002-2004 in the United States, Israel, France, Belgium, and Austria, which resulted in a two-hour DVD and videotape production wherein he served as editor. Aching To Go Home was made possible by a grant which allowed Solomon to be an artist in residency at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ox Bow School of Art. In conjunction with this grant, he also received a Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund grant from the Office of the Vice President of Research at WMU. As an academic, Solomon has made a number of scholarly presentations at various sites, including The College Art Association Annual Conference in Seattle (2004), The Hawaii International Conference on the Humanities (2003), and Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) 2001 Biennial Conference in Boston. Solomon had a one-person exhibition of visual art at The Jones Beach Series and The Body As Archive at the Allens Lane Art Center in Philadelphia in 2001. He is an active member of the College Art Association and FATE.