Paul is being recognized for expanding the limits of creativity, as a self-taught artist whose practice incorporates a range of media in surprising, inventive ways, and for creating work that serves as a means of conducting and inspiring dialogue around difficult subject matter. His music (created on cello, from improvised to strictly composed) and visual artwork (incorporating infrared beams, lasers, touch pads, glass instruments, sound, video, photography, animation, and large-format prints) embodies the innovative spirit of the Conductive Garboil Grant.
Whether on his debut album, History of An Apology, which interprets the horrific syphilis experiments of the Tuskegee Incident, in his animated video, Proliferation that maps the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system, or through current work in Tacoma focused on the city’s human rights legacy, Paul consistently displays his ability to tell stories and incite reflection.
An award presentation will occur at the Artist Trust party, followed by a neighborhood celebration in Pioneer Square.
Artist Trust Awards Party
Experience Music Project
Conductive Garboil Grant After-Party
Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts #508