Douglas Paulson is an artist, arts worker, and teacher who sees each of these as pillars of his practice. He chooses to work collaboratively, intervening in public, social, and cultural spaces. He is part of the international three-person group Parfyme, a member of New York City’s open collective Flux Factory, where he runs the residency program. He frequently works together with Ward Shelley, Christopher Robbins, Kerry Downey, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and has also initiated the loose, project-based collective called Action Club.
Paulson has participated in projects at institutions, festivals, and shows around the world, including in Copenhagen’s U-Turn Quadrennial, the Athens Biennial, the Queens’ Museum’s International Biennial, the DeCordova Museum, and The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Paulson brings artists, musicians, architects, and creative producers of all kinds from around the world to Flux Factory’s innovative and unique residency program.
At Flux Factory, Mr Paulson has co-organized and/or co-curated Kitty City, Congress of Collectives, The Flux Death Match series, Public Trust, The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, and a ton of other things big and small.