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Paul Davis

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PositionLecturer in Fine Art
Department Art
Email p.davis (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2257
Paul Davis

Paul Davis is an artist and lecturer. He is the founder of Beige Records (1997) and the BEIGE Programming Ensemble (with Cory Arcangel, Joseph Beuckman, and Joseph Bonn; 2000).

Paul pioneered and developed the use of hacked Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges as an artistic medium and created BEIGE's first Nintendo artworks, which premiered in 2000. BEIGE members subsequently used hacked Nintendo systems to create a distinct body of work that has been exhibited internationally.

Currently Paul is a PhD candidate at Central St. Martins. He spends his free time producing beats for St. Louis rapper "Wonton".

Academic qualifications

  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH
  • B.Mus, Electronic & Computer Music/Harpsichord private study, 1996-2000
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate Study, Studio Art & Technology, 2000-2001
  • Central St. Martins, London, UK
  • PhD, Fine Art, 2006+ [current]

Paul has worked as a lecturer for the BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths since 2006. He additionally lectures for the MA Interactive Digital Media at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, where has has been working for ten years.

He previously served as a lecturer and teaching assistant at Thames Valley University (2004-2006).

Professional Projects

As the Director of Lektrolab Ltd. since 2004, Paul organizes and teaches electronic music and art workshops for clients like the Tate Modern, V&A Museum, Channel4/IdeasFactory, the Barbican and Haywood Gallery.

As an artist and composer for BEIGE since 1998, Paul oversees the concept, design, programming and construction of video and sound-based works. He also runs his own small record label and has composed commercial music for Nike, Nike Apparel and Benihana. 

Paul's solo and collaborative work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art (NY), Deadtech (Chicago), Vilma Gold (London), Witte de With CENTRE (Rotterdam), Whitechapel Gallery (London), New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY), TEAM Gallery (NY), Lothringer 13 (Munich) and the SONAR Festival (Barcelona).

Publications

Show/Exhibition

Intentional Computing
Davis, Paul. 2007. Intentional Computing. In: "Intentional Computing", Seventeen Gallery, 5/30/2007 - 6/23/2007.

Good Riddance
Davis, Paul. 2007. Good Riddance. In: "Good Riddance", MOT International, London, 2/3/2007 - 3/10/2007.

Satellite of Love
Davis, Paul and Davidson, E.. 2006. Satellite of Love. In: "Satellite of Love", Witte de With Centre, 1/26/2006 - 3/26/2006.

The 2004 Whitney Biennial
Davis, Paul and Arcangel, Cory. 2004. The 2004 Whitney Biennial. In: "The 2004 Whitney Biennial", Whitney Museum of Modern Art, 3/11/2004 - 5/30/2004.