Born:  Memphis, TN

Education: BFA Painting, Memphis College of Art 1999


One Person Exhibitions


Gary Giordano Projects, Strange Entities, Brooklyn, NY


Boecker Contemporary, The Thing I Came For, Heidelberg, Germany


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, An Awful Rainbow, New York, NY


The Rosenfeld Gallery, Like Giants, Philadelphia, PA


Selected Group Exhibitions


SFA Projects, Tides & Currents, New York, NY

Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Ear to the Ground, curated by Julie Torres, New Haven, CT

The Painting Center, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, NY


LABspace, BIG Holiday Show, Hillsdale, NY

The Painting Center, Surface and Substance, curated by Hester Simpson, New York, NY


PARK, 138 X Nothing But Good, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Michael  David Studio/David and Schweitzer Contemporary, True Believers, curated by Daniel John Gadd,  Brooklyn, NY

Gary Giordano Projects, Paperworks, Brooklyn, NY

Work Release, Pro Forma: Context and Meaning in Abstraction, curated by Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi, Norfolk, VA

The Curator Gallery, New New York: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century, New York, NY

Kunstverein Brackenheim, ReStatement, Brackenheim, Germany

Flat 3/2, Steal the Show, curated by Jessica Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland


Schmidt und Schütte, ReStatement, Cologne, Germany

Life on Mars, An Occasional Dream, Brooklyn, NY

1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze, New York, NY

Salena Art Gallery at Long Island University, If Color Could Kill, Brooklyn, NY

Kirk Hopper Fine Art, We Are the Dead, Dallas, TX


Stout Projects, Occo Socko!, Brooklyn, NY

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, New New York, curated by Debra Drexler and Liam Davis, Honolulu, HI

c2c Project Space, Color as Form/Form as Color, San Francisco, CA

Ground Floor Gallery, Hello Again, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Centotto, Thrice Legendary, or Forever Then, Brooklyn, NY

Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, Made in Paint, New Berlin, NY


Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, Stony Brook, NY

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Eight Painters, New York, NY


Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College, Temporal Shifts, curated by Matthew Neil Gehring, Selden, NY

16 Wilson, Meta Vista, curated by Matthew Neil Gehring, Brooklyn, NY

Parallel Art Space, What I Like About You, curated by Julie Torres, Queens, NY


Thomas Deans Fine Art, A Web of Artists, Atlanta, GA

A Small Black Door, Heroes, curated by Julie Torres, Queens, NY

Terrace Gallery, The Art is Falling Apart, London, U.K.

Trestle Gallery, Chromophilia, Brooklyn, NY

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brucennial 2012, New York, NY


The Drawers Gallery, Done Paint Done, curated by Karl Bielik, London, U.K.

University of Dayton, Faction, Dayton, OH

The Painting Center, Grey Matter, New York, NY

Trestle Gallery, Process: Abstract Painters, Brooklyn, NY

Mass MoCA, An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, North Adams, MA

The Hallward, Summer Invitational, Dublin, Ireland


Media and Text  (click to follow link)

Art Uncovered with Kimberly Ruth podcast interview

Just Another Painter blog: Diary of a Painting - Paul Behnke

Interview with Dan Golden for Curator

Who's Afraid of Hot Pink, Canary Yellow, and Midnight Blue? by John Yau

Gorky's Granddaughter: Video Interview with Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy

An Awful Rainbow by James Panero

A Theatre of Color by John Yau

The Ability of Paint interviewed by Brett Baker for Painters' Table

A Conversation with Paul Behnke by Brian Edmonds for Figure / Ground

Jed Perl on the 2012 Brucennial


Artist Talks and Panel Discussions

Trans∙cen∙der, Session- September 2018, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

National College of Art and Design, Dublin Ireland, 2018

Work Release, Pro Forma: Context and Meaning in Abstraction, Norfolk, VA, 2017

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, New New York, Honolulu, HI, 2015

  Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Eight Painters, New York, NY, 2014

Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College, Temporal Shifts, Selden, NY 2013