Lives and works in Perth Australia.

Paul Caporn has exhibited nationally and internationally in over 40 group and 9 solo exhibitions, making art primarily in the realms of sculpture, animation, video and installation.

His work often engages with themes that circulate notions of industry and science. This can involve a nostalgic play, dealing with technologies in what is often a low-tech manner, describing the relationships between people, memory, time, space and places. This play is often negotiated through an uncanny sensibility, where familiar domestic or industrial objects are brought together in a way that feels both comfortable and unfamiliar.

In September 2017 Caporn will hold his 10th solo exhibition – Roundabout - at John Curtin Gallery at the Curtin University of Technology, Perth.
Recent work featured in group exhibitions include The Collective, Vasse Felix, Margaret River (2015), Tropheum, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (2014), Worth Its Weight in Gold, Moana Perth (2014) and in the Atelier Mondial Opening, Basel Switzerland (2014).

Caporn’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Parliament House Canberra, WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Art Bank, Janet Holmes a Court Collection, The Stokes Collection, Ipswich Council, City of Swan, City of Melville, Curtin University of Technology, Central TAFE, Sunset Events, and many private collections.

He has been the recipient of various grants from Department of Culture and the Arts WA (including a Visual Arts Craft Strategy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2008) and the Australia Council. In 2014 Caporn spent six months based in Basel Switzerland as recipient of the ArtSource Christoph Merian Foundation Basel Artists Residency, and in 2004 undertook an Asialink Visual Arts Residency at Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan.

In addition to exhibition work, Caporn has participated in several public art, collaborative and residency projects.

Caporn holds a BAVA First Class Honours from Curtin University of Technology. Additional to making his art he has held positions as a university lecturer, technician, worked in schools and for festivals, and as a designer and installer for numerous museums and art galleries.

Paul is represented by Turner Galleries, Perth Australia
470 William Street
Western Australia 6003
T: +61 8 9227 1077

Paul Caporn CV August 2017