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2016    MFA, Western Carolina University, School of Art & Design, Cullowhee, NC
2014    Bachelor of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, College of Design, Raleigh, NC
2012    Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC (Photography courses)

Professional Experience
2022-24    Full Time Faculty, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC
        Courses: Two-Dimensional Design, Digital Design, Digital Photography, Videography, Art Appreciation, 3-D Design
2019-22    Adjunct Instructor, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
        Courses: Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Art Appreciation
2018-22    Adjunct Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC
        Courses: Digital Design, 2-D Design, Painting, Drawing, 3-D Design
2019-21    Adjunct Instructor, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
        Courses: 2-D Design, Drawing, Painting, Design Drawing, Color & Design
2018-19    Cornelius Arts Center, Cornelius, NC
        Courses: Drawing & Painting
2017        Blick Art Materials, Santa Monica, CA 
2015-16    Instructor of Record, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
        Courses: Painting I (Fall 2015, Fall 2016) & Drawing I (Spring 2016)

Awards / Grants / Residencies 
2020-21 (FY) Artist Support Grant Recipient, North Carolina Arts Council
2017        Residency, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA, 6/1- 12/31
2016        Residency, I-Park, East Haddam, CT, 7/1- 7/31 
2016         Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 6/1- 6/31 
2015-16    Internship, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Asheville, NC,  9/1-4/31
2014-15     Residency, Winter Resident Artist Program (WRAP), The Bascom Center,  Highlands, NC, 12/10- 1/7
2014         Lorraine Stone Fine Art Scholarship, Award, WCU, Cullowhee, NC 

Exhibition Record
2024    Emergence, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC, 1/20/24 - 4/27/24
2023    ArtFields, Lake City, SC, 4/19- 4/29/23
2023    Through Our Lens, Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius, NC, 11/22- 01/23 
2022     Solo Exhibition: (G)LI(T)CHEN, Iredell Arts Council, Statesville, NC, 1/5- 1/28
2021     Solo Exhibition: (G)LI(T)CHEN, Ross Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 8/16- 10/7
2020     Faculty Exhibition, Overcash Art Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC, 8/10- 10/2
2020     WOCA Exhibition, Warehouse of Contemporary Art, Anaheim, CA, 7/1- 7/31
2020     Art Is Life (Online), Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai, CA, 7/1- 7/31
2020     Blue Ridge Overview, Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC
2019     Into the Blue, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC, 5/17- 6/22
2018     Solo Exhibition: Un-Cover/Re-Cover, Cornelius Arts Center, NC, 11/5- 1/11
2018     Faculty Exhibition, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, 9/21- 10/5
2018     Extra, Gallery 130, Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC, 3/22- 4/6
2018     Solo Exhibition: Revealing/Concealing, Gorelick Gallery, Charlotte, 1/5- 12/18
2017     C-Note, Shock Boxx Project, Hermosa Beach, CA, 12/2017
2017     Addiction Art Show, Shock Boxx Project, Hermosa Beach, CA, 11/2017
2017    Keystone Group Show, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA, 10/2017
2017     WOCA Exhibition, Warehouse of Contemporary Art, Anaheim, CA, 6/2017
2017     Miniature Art Show, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, 5/27- 6/4/17
2017     Brewery Art Walk, The Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 4/29- 4/30
2017     Brewery Group Exhibition, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 4/2017
2017     Abstract Exhibit One, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 3/04- 3/12
2016     Solo Exhibition: Never Fully Right, WCU Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC, 10/3-10/21
2016     Solo Exhibition: Last Debauch, Gallery 130, Bardo Center, Cullowhee, NC, 10/1-10/31
2016    Outdoor Installation: Pilgrimage, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT, 6/16-
2016     Open Studios, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 5/2016
2016     Solo Exhibition: The State of Things, The Collider, Asheville, NC
2016     NEWestern, The Bascom, Highlands, NC
2015     Solo Exhibition: Braving the Elements, Gallery 130, Cullowhee, NC
2015    Solo Exhibition: Pique Your Interests, Fontana Library, Cashiers, NC
2015     Here to There, Revolve AVL, Asheville, NC
2015     Intersections, ZSP Gallery, Knoxville, TN, 5/1- 5/31
2015     Whee Fresh, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
2015     Solo Exhibition: First Cut, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC, 1/10- 3/7
2014     What? Draw? Draw What? What We Draw, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC

Liz Petree, “Paul Farmer, January Gallery Artist @ Iredell Arts Gallery,” Downtown Statesville, January 7, 2022
Robin McGuirt, “Mooresville Artist Receives North Carolina Arts Council Grant,” Statesville Record & Landmark, November 16, 2020
Alice Cookson, “Revealing/Concealing by Paul Farmer”, Sensoria News, April 2018,
Anastasia Khan, "Art Fatigue At Its Best", Artillery Magazine, May 4, 2017
Quintin Ellison, “Public Art Would Beautify, Distinguish Downtown”, The Sylva Herald, April 20, 2016
Anjelique Kyriakos, “Homegrown Design”, Our State Magazine, August 2015
Highland Media Works, “Art Talks: Winter Resident Artist Program”, The Bascom Center YouTube Channel, February 23, 2015
Troy Winterrowd, “The First Cut | Artist Paul Farmer”, Modern Asheville, 1/18/15.

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops
2023    Abstract Painting Workshop, Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC, 6/24/23 
2023    Artist Talk: (G)LI(T)CHEN, ArtFields, Lake City, SC, 4/28/23 
2021    Research Presentation: (G)LI(T)CHEN Exhibition, Overcash Performing Arts  Center, Central Piedmont, Charlotte, NC, 9/16/21
​2021     Workshop, Ignite Nite, McColl Center Fundraiser, Charlotte, NC, 5/20/21
2021     Workshop, Mini Art Lab: Geometric Collages with Paul Farmer, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, online
2020     Workshop, Connected Art Workshop: Make A Geometric Pattern, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, 5/16
2018    Visiting Artist, MFA Candidates Final Critique, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 5/2018
2015     Artist Talk, Peak Your Interests, Fontana Regional Library Summer Series, Cashiers, NC
2015     Artist Talk, My Studio Practice, Macon County Art Association, Uptown Gallery, Franklin, NC
2015     Artist Talk, My Studio Practice, Introduction to Visual Arts Class, WCU, Cullowhee, NC
2014     Workshop, Youth Art Workshop, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC, 12/14

Glen and Florence Hardymon, private collection, Mooresville, NC
Bardo Arts Center, WCU Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC
Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

Professional Activities/Service
2023-24    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council; Curriculum Infusion Subcommittee;  Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC
2023-24    Education Committee, Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC
2022-24    Faculty Co-advisor, Mitchell Community College Art Club, Statesville, NC
2023    Selection Committee, FuseArt Statesville Project, City of Statesville, NC 
2023    Faculty coordinator- Mitchell photography student volunteers, Full Bloom Film Festival, Statesville, NC, 9/7- 9/9
2020     Painting donation, Arts Winthrop Scholarship Gala, Student Scholarship Fundraiser, Rock Hill, SC
2020     Print donation, McColl Center Benefit Art Sale, Charlotte, NC, 10/29/20
2019     Painting donation, Arts Winthrop Scholarship Gala, Student Scholarship Fundraiser, Rock Hill, SC, 11/1/19
2019     Faculty Lead- Fountain Park Sidewalk Mural Painting by Winthrop University Students for the City of Rock Hill, SC, 10/9/19
2016-18    Founder and Advisor, Draw Sylva- A Community Outreach Project, Downtown Sylva, NC, 4/2016, 4/2017, 4/2018
2015    Workshop Assistant, Southern Lights, The Bascom, Highlands, NC
2015-16    Volunteer, WCU Fine Art Museum, Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC
2015   Volunteer, Youth Arts Festival, Jackson County Green Energy Park, Dillsboro,NC
2015    Installation Assistant to Ron Laboray,  “How I Felt Showing At The Suburban”, The Suburban Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014     Volunteer Assistant to photographer Ben Scott,, Raleigh, NC
2014     Installation Assistant to Greg Lindquist, “ON LAND” Exhibition, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2019-24     Mint Museum, Contributor Member, Charlotte, NC
2019-20     Young Affiliates of the Mint, Member, Charlotte, NC
2015-16     Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Member, Asheville, NC
2014-2015     Graduate Student Association, Executive Committee Member,  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
2015         Asheville Area Arts Council, Member, Asheville, NC

2013-14     Bodies of Art & Design, Member, NCSU College of Design, Raleigh, NC

Technical Proficiencies
Adobe Creative Cloud: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator
Learning Management Systems: Blackboard, Brightspace, Open LMS (Moodle)

Certificate of Completion : Adobe Illustrator 2024 Essential Training, LinkedIn Learning, 5 hours, 1/29/24
Certificate of Completion: G.U.I.D.E. Conference 2023: Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity; Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 11/17/23
Micro Credential: Fostering A Culturally Responsive Campus Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, Completed 11/15/23
        Certificate of Completion: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Creating A Culture Of Cross-Campus Dialogue, Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/6/23
        Certificate of Completion: Creating & Sustaining An Inclusive Campus Culture: Addressing Microaggressions, Implicit Bias & Other Exclusionary Events, Innovative         Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/14/23
        Certificate of Completion: Ensuring Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In The Online Learning Environment, Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/14/23
        Certificate of Completion: Advocacy, Allyship & Antiracism: Empowering Change For Inclusion & Equity, Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/14/23
        Certificate of Completion: Strategies To Foster LGBTQ+ Inclusion In The College Classroom,  Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/15/23
        Certificate of Completion: Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices: How To Create An Inclusive Climate, Innovative Educators / Go2KNowledge, 11/15/23
Certificate of Completion: How Do I Do That in Adobe After Effects, LinkedIn Learning, 3/14/2023
Certificate of Completion: Photographing for Compositing in Photoshop, LinkedIn Learning, 03/10/2023
Certificate of Completion: Adobe After Effects Essentials Training, LinkedIn Learning, 3/7/2023
Certificate of Completion: Adobe Creator Camp: Premiere Pro,, 1/31/2023
Certificate of Completion: Video Foundations, LinkedIn Learning, 10/18/2022
Certificate of Completion: Adobe XD for Designers, LinkedIn Learning, 5/6/2022
Certificate of Completion: Creative Cloud Course, LinkedIn Learning, 5/4/2022
Certificate of Completion: Adobe Lightroom to Photoshop Workflow, LinkedIn Learning, 5/3/2022
Certificate of Completion: UX Design: 2 Analyzing User Data, LinkedIn Learning, 05/2022
Certificate of Completion: UX Design: 1 Overview, LinkedIn Learning, 5/2/2022
Certificate of Completion: Online Instructor Certification Course, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 5/2/2020 

Exhibitions Juried 
2023    IPC Carolina Photography Competition Showcase, Iredell Arts Center, Statesville, NC, 8/2- 8/25

Exhibitions Curated
2023    Digital Design Pop-Up Show, Huskins Library, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC, 11/27- 12/12
2023    Two-Dimensional Design Pop-Up Show, Huskins Library, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC, 11/27- 12/12
2023  Slammer (Mitchell A.F.A. Student Show), Iredell Arts Council, Statesville, NC, 4/5- 4/21

Curriculum Vitae

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