Always experimenting with new media, Paul Marquardt has produced digitally composed images, responsive installations and performance, 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. His artwork has been exhibited across the United States, including at 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. Marquardt’s work has been described as: “subtle and often witty” ; “well worth investigating” (Ann Arbor News) “completely mesmerizing” (Michael Hodges, arts writer for Detroit News) “emotionally moving” (Campus Lantern - E. Connecticut State U.) “best of electronics, graphic images, music, dance, and theater” (Georgia Guardian) “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) Marquardt attended public school in Battle Creek, has a BA in music and philosophy and a BFA in visual arts from Western Michigan University, as well as an MFA 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, and the Kendall College of Art & Design.
Paul's ArtPrize Entries
These are Paul's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Paul's Past Work
These are images of past work that Paul has done.