Paul Walde: Chromatic Disruption #1
Chromatic Disruption #1: July 5, 2015, 2015
Image area 26 x 40" | Paper size 30 x 44" | Edition of 3
Digital print, aqueous pigment inks on matte archival paper
Paul Walde is an intermedia artist, composer and curator. Walde’s body of work suggests unexpected interconnections between landscape, identity and technology and includes painting, photography, printmaking, video, installation and audio. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in Canada and the US including: Composition for Light Percussion and Ultrasound at the Music Gallery, Toronto (2011) and Polar Shift at Museum London (2012). In 2013, he completed Requiem for a Glacier, a site-specific sound performance featuring a fifty-five-piece choir and orchestra live on the Farnham Glacier in the Purcell Mountains.
Walde is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BFA) and New York University (MA). He is the winner of The Prescott Fund Award from the National Arts Club in New York City and has recently received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. In addition to his studio practice, Walde is an active lecturer, curator, teacher and writer and has attended residencies at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and the Banff Centre for the Arts. From 2007 to 2010 he was the Artistic Director and Visual Arts curator of LOLA, the London Ontario Live Arts Festival during which time he presented projects by such international artists as Brian Eno (UK), blackhole factory (DE), Yoko Ono (US) and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US). Often blurring the lines between producer and curator he has also presented the work of such Canadian artists as Michael Snow, Kelly Mark, Dave Dyment, Gordon Monahan and Michelle Gay. In 2012 he relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, where he is Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Department Chair at the University of Victoria. Walde is a founding member of Audio Lodge, a Canadian experimental sound art collective and EMU Experimental Music Unit, a Victoria-based sound ensemble.