Arsenault strives to capture the quirky and unexpected, either holding onto formal elements and techniques, or rejecting them when the rules require breaking. In his work, playful experimentation and happy accidents meet formal rigors, evoking freshness and a sense of visual intrigue.
Paul Arsenault's ''Metal Sketches'' open his sketchbook to the world. What begins as an intimate, personal sketch is transformed into sculpture through a multi-step process, finally rendered in sheet metal and displayed on the wall. Each ''Metal Sketch'' sits 2 inches from the wall, creating intricate shadows as the light changes.
Paul Arsenault graduated with honors from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2000. He received an MA in fine art from Cambridge School of Art in Cambridge, UK in 2016. He works out of a studio building in Somerville, MA as well as a metal shop in Rhode Island.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Cambridge Art Association Member Prize Show, Camrbidge, MA, Cambridge Art Association, 2012
Mass Art Annual Auction, Boston, MA, Mass College of Art, 2010,2011,2012,2013,2015
Honorable Mention, People's choice runner up, Easton, MA, Blanche Ames National Art Exhibit , 2011
Mass Art Made. Group exhibition, Bosotn, MA, Mass Art Made, 2012
Art at Workbar, MA, Cambridge, 2014
4th Annual Tour of America Invitational: Gallery & Guest Artists, Provincetown, MA, Cortille Gallery, 2014
Bank Of America, Corporate Office, Boston, MA, 2011
Twin Focus Capital, Corporate Office, Boston, MA, 2011
New England Windows, Corporate Office, Clinton, CT, 2012
High Purity - New England, Offices, Smithfield, RI, 2010