Paul Arsenault

"My sculptures are all about the beauty of line. I strive to faithfully recreate the immediacy and intimacy of pencil drawings from my sketchbook in metal."

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.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Mass Art Annual Auction, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA, 2010-2017
Blanche Ames National Art Exhibit , Blanche Ames Museum, Easton, MA, 2011,2019
Keen as Mustard, Gallery 9, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2019
Giphy Film Festival - finalist in Wild Card category, Giphy, New York, NY, 2018
Dimensional Intrigue, Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2018
Power Play, The Concept Space, London, United Kingdom, 2018
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