Visiting Lecturer in Art and Digital Media
Paul Qaysi is an artist and educator who lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. With a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute, he then earned an M.F.A. at Bard College - International Center for Photography in Advanced Photographic Studies. Qaysi's work has been showcased in New York City and in a variety of international venues.
In his 'Misprints' series, Qaysi intervenes in the representation of war in the Middle East and the use of images in media utilizing a destructive inkjet printing process. The work was featured in "Aesthetics of Slowness" at Dorsky Gallery in New York, and "War is for the Living" at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, which was reviewed in the New York Times. Additional group exhibitions include "Editing the News" at FotoMuseum, Belgium; "Strike Anywhere" at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York; "Making History RAY 2012" at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; and "The Exquisite Landscape: A Transcript of Sight" at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York.
His recent artwork explores the concurrent practice of drawing and painting, using the body as the medium.
MFA, Fine Art, Bard College 2009
BFA, Fine Art, Pratt Institute, 1989
Berio, Marina. "Misprints." Artist Talk, The Hand in The Machine, International Center of Photography, General Studies Program, New York, NY, April 19, 2023 2017.
Berio, Marina. "Misprints." Artist Talk, The Hand in The Machine, International Center of Photography, General Studies Program, New York, NY, February 3, 2017.
Lutz, Joshua. "Misprints." Artist Talk, Senior Seminar, Purchase College-SUNY, School of Art+Design, Purchase, NY, March 3, 2016
Simon, Abigail. "Misprints." Artist Talk, Towards a Philosophy on Photography, International Center of Photography, General Studies Program, New York, NY, March 20, 2015.
"The Instability of Perception," A Panel Discussion Moderated by Exhibition Curator Chương-Đài Võ with Artists Ashley Billingsley, Paul Qaysi and Scholar Gabrielle Starr, Dorsky Gallery of Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY, February 15, 2018.
Francis, Linda. "Misprints." Artist Talk, Pratt Institute, Graduate Department of Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY, April 24, 2013.
New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship; “Misprints,” Brooklyn, NY.
Schreil, Cristina, "Dorsky exhibit has a meditative approach, Interactive pieces from eight artists challenge viewer perceptions." Queen Chronicle, 5 February 2015.
Cotter, Holland, "War Is for the Living." New York Times, 13 March 2013.
Cornet, Laurence, "War is for the Living Art and Conflict." Le Journal de la Photographie, March 2013.
"Making History. RAY 2012," Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain. Ostfildern: Hatje/Cantz, 2012.