BIO
Paul Cava is a photo-based artist who is known for his sensual and emotionally driven collage work. Concentrating on the human figure and body, Cava’s work speaks to the most intrinsic of human concerns, love and loss.  

Paul Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works from 1976 to the present in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and his work has been collected by a broad range of private and public institutions, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

His work has been featured in many publications including Eyemazing Magazine and Das Magazin. Cava was a recipient of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants in 1981 and 1999. In 2005, the German publisher Galerie Vevais, published “Walt Whitman / Paul Cava , Children of Adam from Leaves of Grass” – a bold union of Whitman’s erotic poems and Cava’s art work.

EDUCATION
Rochester Institute of Technology - MFA, 1975
Richmond College CUNY, BA, 1972
The New School for Social Research, 1969

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013   Paul Cava / For Love, JDC Fine Art, San Diego, CA
2010   Paul Cava / Thirty Years at the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia  (catalogue)
2009   Paul Cava / Photosensualis, Woodstock, NY
2008   Paul Cava / New and Selected Works, Gallery 339, Philadelphia., PA
2005   Paul Cava / Children of Adam, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA (book)
2001   Paul Cava / Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
1997   Paul Cava / Drawings and Paintings, Millersville University of PA,
1985   Paul Cava / Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981   Paul Cava / Collages, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, NYC
1978   Paul Cava / Contemporary Collage, Gallery One, Boston, MA
1977   Paul Cava / Photographics Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1976   Paul Cava / Mancini Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015   Take Two: Contemporary Photographs, Julien Levy Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2013   Extended Realities: The Language of Photomontage,  Rowan Univ
ersity Art Gallery, NJ
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11   About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
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9   The Streets of Philadelphia, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2008   When Photography & Printmaking Collide, Free Library of Philadelphia
2006   It’s Very Difficult To Keep The Line Between The Past and The Present, ClampArt, NYC
2006   Who’s Afraid of the Dark, AnamorFose, Kortrijk, Belgium
2005   Fifteen Photographers, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
2003   Tatouage, Breda Museum, Breda, The Netherlands
2002   The Peter Bunnell Collection, Princeton University Art Museum
2002   Group Show, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2001   In Our Own Backyard, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2000   A New View, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ
1999   Contemplation, Abington Art Center, PA
1998   Photo Synthesis, The Philadelphia Art Alliance
1997   The Varieties of Religious Experience, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
1996   Complexity and Contradiction, Philadelphia College of Textiles, PA
1994   Tradition and the Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts,  Houston, TX (catalogue/book)
1989   Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988   Twining Gallery, NYC
1984   The Morris Gallery, PA Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1983   Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, NYC
1983   Santa Fe Center of Photography, Santa Fe, NM
1983   Allan Frumkin Gallery (Chicago Art Expo), Chicago, Il
1982   Photocollage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, T
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1982   Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (catalogue)
1979   The Altered Photograph, P.S.1, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2013   Eyemazing: The New Collectible Photography
2010   Paul Cava / Thirty Years at the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia (exhibition catalogue)
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9   Eyemazing Issue 03, 2009, Paul Cava Interview (Tintype Collection)
2006
   Eyemazing Issue 02, 2006 (Cover) 10 page feature with interview (cover)
2005
   Walt Whitman & Paul Cava, Children of Adam (book)
2001
   Paul Cava, Recent Work, Seraphin Gallery (exhibition catalogue)
1999
   Love and Desire, Curated and edited by William Ewing (book)
1997
   Paul Cava, Paintings and Drawings, Ganser Gallery, Millersville University, PA
1994
   Tradition And The Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (catalogue)
1988
   Searching Out The Best, PA Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
1982
   Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (catalogue)

AWARDS
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship, 1981
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship, 1999

SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Peter Bunnell Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton,
NJ
The Allan Chasanoff Collection, Houston Museum of the Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
The Free Library of Philadelphia, Phila
delphia, PA
The San Diego Museum of Art
Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA 

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PAUL CAVA

PHOTO-COLLAGE
+ MONTAGE
1980-1990
1991-2000
2001-2004
2005-2009

PHOTOGRAPHS
2008-2014

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