Fine Art and Illustration

Paul Finnegan

Senior Lecturer – Fine Art

Biography

Paul is a practicing artist with an extensive exhibiting history. He has had solo exhibitions at the Entwistle Gallery and One in the Other Gallery in London, and participated in many group shows including, Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection at the Royal Academy and Ideal Standard Summertime at the Lisson Gallery. His work is represented in the Arts Council Collection.

Professional memberships

  • National Association of Fine Art Educators

Research Specialism

Paul Finnegan is a Fine Art Senior Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth and a PhD candidate at University of Plymouth. His PhD is practice led and is concerned with making sculptures that have a double-life for both humans and animals, and films that place sculptures within fictional non-human scenarios.  His current research interests are the history of the depiction of nature in art, the relationship between biology and aesthetics, and the use of living systems in contemporary art. Paul has exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions, including Lisson Gallery London, Entwistle Gallery London and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. As a teacher Paul leads an annual undergraduate symposium on the theme “Cultures of Nature” and an art/science collaboration with a medical research lab in Oxford.

 

 

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