paul villinski



Material Transformations traveled to the 
Museum of Contemporary Art
Jacksonville, FL, through Apr. 2014
The current iteration of the show was expanded to include four works by Paul 

State of Emergency
Van Every/Smith Galleries 
Davidson College

Davidson, NC, through Feb. 28, 2014  
The exhibition explores artists’ responses to natural disaster and includes Paul’s
Emergency Response Studio Resource Desk.  A 46 page catalogue is available.   
Art Speaks: A Way With Words
Arizona Museum for Youth
Mesa, AZ 
The show includes the new etching, Yes
The Blanton Museum of Art
University of Texas, Austin,
Installation of Passage, a glider sculpture with 33’ wingspan and 1,000 black butterflies was extended into 2014.


Rush Arts Galleries
New York, NY

Opening February

Morgan Lehman Gallery
New York, NY
A solo show opening in September that will feature the Butterfly Breeding Lab developed with Dr. Rudi Mattoni                   

McNay Art Museum
San Antonio, TX
A major installation of vinyl birds, will welcome visitors in the museum lobby, opening August 6, 2014 through July 26, 2015 

Guns in the Hands of Artists
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
New Orleans, LA

Opening October, a group show of artist-modified, decommissioned guns from NOPD’s gun buy-back program   


Interior Design magazine has, for the second time, selected Paul’s work for inclusion in its annual round-up of “the past year’s most enlightening architecture, interiors, furnishings and art.”  

The studio produced 21 site-specific butterfly installations in 13 cities across the US, for private and corporate collections.  Here is a very nice, two-minute video documenting the installation process at the corporate headquarters for Nu Skin, in Provo, UT
Two major pieces were included in Material Transformations at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL.  A 42 page catalogue is available.

Paul published his first print with Neptune Fine Arts, an aquatint-etching titled Yes.  The print has recently been acquired by the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL                

Nocturne, an early butterfly installation at Shiguro Ban’s Sagaponac Furniture House, Long Island, NY was included in Dominic Bradbury’s book The Iconic Interior: Private Spaces of Leading Artists, Architects and Designers, Abrams, 2013 

Anthem, an installation of vinyl LP birds was reviewed in several periodicals, including:
Art Imitates Indianapolis, The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2013
Top of the Charts, Interior Design, Aug. 2013

Skycycles, a New York City Percent for Art project, will be installed this summer at “Ocean Breeze,” a new, state-of-the-art, Parks and Recreation Track and Field house under construction on the shore of Staten Island. Paul’s project consists of three suspended “flying bicycle” sculptures and is five years in the making, with public funding of $280,000
Dreamdesk, a City of New Haven Percent for Art project, will be installed this spring at East Rock Community Magnet Elementary School’s new building.  The sculpture transforms a school desk from the former school building into a “flying desk” that will hang in an entranceway to the school and incorporates
hand-written text from each of the school’s 540 students on its wings 

Crossing, an installation of 280 over-size butterflies, will be installed in “Quantum of the Seas,” a new Royal Caribbean Line cruise ship.  The installation will occupy a 90’ high wall in the ship’s main elevator atrium, as well as ceilings leading to the atrium