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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. Paul was fascinated that with a camera he could reach out and capture and preserve moments of time and be able to share what he saw  in that moment of time. 

 

Paul was born an Army brat at the West Point Military Academy hospital and was raised in various cities across the United States where he was exposed to the diversities of both people and nature.  Paul's nomadic childhood allowed him to  explore the creative and technical process of photography which are a major portion of Paul's growth and life.

 

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.

 

Paul's work has been exhibited throughout the country, including the South East Center for Photography, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Davis Orton Gallery,

Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins,  South East Center for Photography in Greenville  South Carolina;  Los Angeles Art Core, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Gallery 825 and the Topanga Canyon , dnj and Tag galleries in the Los Angeles area;  the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, VT and the Santa Cruz Art League.

 

Paul is 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

"Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions 2018 Call for Entry", Juror Kay Kenny, New York Center for Photographic Art, NYHonorable Mention

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

“2011 Equine Photographers International Juried Show”, Honorable Mention 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018

“Los Angeles Art Association 2018 Annual Benefit Auction”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

"24th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition", Juror: Richard McCabe, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.  

"Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions 2018 Call for Entry", Juror: Kay Kenny, New York Center for Photographic Art, NY

"Home", Juror: Aline Smithson, South East Center for Photography, SC

"Expanding Boundaries" - 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Juror: Scott B. Davis, Los Angeles Center of Photography, SC

"Seasons '18”, Juror: Michael Pannier, South East Center for Photography, SC

"Lens 2018 International Juried Photography Exhibition”, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Perspective Gallery, IL

"2018 LA Artcore Online Photographic Competition", Jurors: Gregg Cobarr, Bob Francis and Jane Szabo, LA Artcore, CA

"The Decisive Moment", Juror: Sam Abell, Photo Place Gallery, VT

"Shades of Black &White”, Juror: Susan Burnstine, South East Center for Photography, SC

"Framed: Landscape Photography”, Juror: Ashlyn Davis, Black Box Gallery, OR

 "LA Open 2018”, Juror: Fabian Debora, Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2017

 "2017 International Juried Exhibition", Juror: Philip Brookman, Center for Photographic Art - Carmel, CA

"Third Annual Group Show", Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Davis Orton Gallery, NY

"Small Works", Juror: Kat Kiernan, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO

"2017 Members’ Juried Exhibition”, Jurors: Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, Center for Photographic Art - Carmel, CA

"2017 Los Angeles Center of Photography 4th Annual Members Show”, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, dnj Gallery, CA

"Carrizo Plain" - Solo Show, Tag Gallery, CA

"Chiaroscuro", Juror: David H. Wells, Darkroom Gallery, VT

 

2016

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

"2016 Creative Portrait Exhibition", Los Angeles Center of Photography, CA

"2016 Los Angeles Center of Photography 3rd Annual Members Show", dnj Gallery, CA

“2016 Members Juried Exhibition”, Center for Photographic Art - Carmel Valley, CA 

“2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition”, Topanga Canyon Art Gallery, CA 

 

2015

"2015 California Open Exhibition", TAG Gallery, CA

"2015 Los Angeles Center of Photography 2nd Annual Members Show", dnj Gallery, CA

"2015 Through A Curious Lens", Santa Cruz Art League, CA

“2015 Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Open Exhibition”, Topanga Canyon Art Gallery, CA   

 

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

 

 Collections

  • Private Collections, Paso Robles, CA
  • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Private Collection, Topanga, CA
  • Private Collections, Malibu, CA
  • Private Collection, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Private Collection, Running Springs, CA