Paul Ivanushka Photography

 

Biography

As a result of a trip to the Grand Canyon and inspired by the canyon photographs of the Kolb Brothers Paul developed his first roll of film when he was ten years old. Since then exploring the outdoors has been a major portion of his growth and life.

He was born an Army brat at the West Point Military Academy and was raised in various cities across the United States where he was exposed to the diversities of both people and nature.  After studying at Brooks Institute of Photography Paul spent most of his career in the printing industry learning and managing tone reproduction on high speed web offset presses.  Recently, he  picked up a camera  creating action portraits of horses and riders in various equine competitions.  He now spends most of his free time shooting fine art landscapes with a large format camera.

Paul is now a Software Business Analyst and currently resides in Inglewood, California.

 

Artist Statement

My work looks at the environment from often overlooked perspectives.  I focus on the beauty of the natural designs, patterns, textures and tonal ranges found in natural objects. Many people move through nature too fast and miss so many wonderful images and moments. My goal is to find these overlooked images and moments in nature and share them with as many people as I can. It’s a challenge as Nature does not give herself up easily.

I anchor my landscapes with a human artifact or evidence of mankind's presence on this planet. But it always amazes me how great we humans are...and at the same time how insignificant our achievements become when put next to nature. Nature will  always dominate…it will always endure.

My goal is to show this through my work.

 

Awards

“2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition”, First Place Award  

“2011  Equine Photographers International Juried Show” Honorable Mention

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016

" Los Angeles Art Association 2016 Open Show"
Gallery 825 - Los Angeles, CA

“The Creative Portrait” Exhibition – 2016"
Los Angeles Center of Photography -  Los Angeles, CA

"2016 Los Angeles Center of Photography 2nd Annual Members Show",   
dnj Gallery / Bergamot Station  -  Santa Monica, CA

"Members Juried Exhibition" Center for Photographic Art, Carmel California

"Los Angeles Center of Photograph 3rd Annual Members Show",  dnj Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station.

"Los Angeles Art Association - Auction".

"2016 Topanga Canyon Art Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition"  First place award.

 

2015

"2015 California Open Exhibition", TAG Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station

"Los Angeles Center of Photography 2nd Annual Members Show",  dnj Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station.

"Through A Curious Lens" Santa Cruz Art League gallery

"2015 Topanga Canyon Art Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition" 

 

Memberships

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Center for Photography

Carmel Center for Photographic Art

 

Education

1980-1983 Pepperdine University, MBA

1973-1975 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BA

1970 -1973 Attended Brooks Institute of Photography 

1968 - 1970 San Bernardino Valley Junior College, AA