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Paul Farmer Artist 

Curriculum Vitae

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Western Carolina University, School of Art & Design
Master of Fine Art, Studio Art, 2016

North Carolina State University, College of Design
Bachelor of Art & Design, 2014

Central Piedmont Community College

Non-degree seeking, Photography, 2012


2022- Present, Full Time Instructor, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC

Instructor of Two-Dimensional Design, Digital Design I & II, Digital Design, Digital Photography I & II, Videography I & II, Three-Dimensional Design, Art History I, Art Appreciation

2019- 2022, Adjunct Faculty, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Instructor of Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing I, Art Appreciation

2018- 2022, Adjunct Faculty, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC
Instructor of Digital Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Painting I, Drawing I & II, Art History I Survey 

2019- 2021, Adjunct Faculty, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Instructor of Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Painting I & II, Design Drawing, Color & Design

2018- 2019 Cornelius Arts Center (now the Cain Center for the Arts), Cornelius, NC
Instructor of Beginner to Advanced Drawing & Painting 

2015-2016 Instructor of Record, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Instructor of Painting I & Drawing I

Solo Exhibitions

2022 (G)LI(T)CHEN, Iredell Arts Council, Statesville, NC

2021 (G)LI(T)CHEN, Ross Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2018 Un-Cover/Re-Cover, Cornelius Arts Center, Cornelius, NC

2018 Revealing/Concealing, Gorelick Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2016 Never Fully Right, WCU Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC

2016 Last Debauch, Gallery 130, Bardo Center, Cullowhee, NC 

2016 Pilgrimage, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT

2016 The State of Things, The Collider, Asheville, NC

2015 Braving the Elements, Gallery 130, Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC

2015 Pique Your Interests, Fontana Library, Cashiers, NC

2015 First Cut, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC

Group Exhibitions

4/19/23 - 4/29/23, ArtFields, Lake City, SC

11/22 - 01/23 Through Our Lens, Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius, NC

2020 Benefit Art Sale, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC

2020 Faculty Exhibition, Overcash Art Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC

2020 WOCA Exhibition (Online), Warehouse of Contemporary Art, Anaheim, CA

2020 Art Is Life (Online), Brittany Davis Gallery, Ojai, CA

2020 Blue Ridge Overview, Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC

2019 Three-Person Exhibition, Into the Blue, Wilkes Art Gallery, Wilkesboro, NC

2018 Faculty Exhibition, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC

2018 Extra, Gallery 130, Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC

2017 C-Note, Shock Boxx Project, Hermosa Beach, CA

2017 Addiction Art Show, Shock Boxx Project, Hermosa Beach, CA

2017 Keystone Group Show, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2017 WOCA Exhibition, Warehouse of Contemporary Art, Anaheim, CA

2017 Miniature Art Show, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

2017 Brewery Art Walk, The Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Brewery Group Exhibition, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Abstract Exhibit One, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

2016 Open Studios, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016 NEWestern, The Bascom, Highlands, NC

2015 Here to There, Revolve AVL, Asheville, NC

2015 Intersections, with Peter Yumi and Zach Searcy, ZSP Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2015 Whee Fresh, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC

2014 What? Draw? Draw What? What We Draw, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC

Awards / Grants / Residencies 

2020-2021 (FY) Artist Support Grant Recipient, North Carolina Arts Council

2017 Residency, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Residency, I-Park, East Haddam, CT 

2016 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont 

2015/16 Internship, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Asheville, NC

2014-2015 Winter Resident Artist Program (WRAP), Highlands, NC

2014 Lorraine Stone Fine Art Scholarship, Award, WCU, Cullowhee, NC 

Lectures / Workshops

2021 Artist Talk, (G)LI(T)CHEN Exhibition, Overcash Performing Arts Center, Central Piedmont, Charlotte, NC

​2021 Fundraiser Workshop, McColl Center, Ignite Nite, Charlotte, NC

2021 Workshop (online), McColl Center, Mini Art Lab: Geometric Collages with Paul Farmer, Charlotte, NC

2020 Workshop (online), McColl Center, Connected Art Workshop: Make A Geometric Pattern, Charlotte, NC

2015 Workshop Assistant, Southern Lights Workshop, The Bascom, Highlands, NC

2015 Artist Talk, Peak Your Interests Summer Series, Fontana Regional Library, Cashiers, NC

2015 Artist Talk, Macon County Art Association, Uptown Gallery, Franklin, NC

2015 Artist Talk, Introduction to Visual Arts Class, WCU, Cullowhee, NC

2014 Youth Art Workshop, The Bascom Center, Highlands, NC


Bardo Arts Center, WCU Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC

Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

Volunteer / Service

2022-Present, Art Club, Faculty Co-advisor, Mitchell CC, Statesville, NC

2020 Arts Winthrop Scholarship Gala, Painting Donation for Student Scholarship Fundraiser, Rock Hill, SC

2020 McColl Center Benefit Art Sale, Print Donation for Fundraiser, Charlotte, NC

2019 Arts Winthrop Scholarship Gala, Painting Donation for University Student Scholarship Fundraiser, Rock Hill, SC

2019 Faculty Lead and Coordinator with the City of Rock Hill - Fountain Park Sidewalk Mural Painting by Winthrop University Students, Rock Hill, SC

2016-18 Founder and Advisor, Draw Sylva- A Community Outreach Project, Sylva, NC

2016 Exhibition Coordinator, Draw Sylva, Public Reception & Project Viewing, Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

2015-16 Fine Art Museum, Bardo Arts Center, Volunteer, Cullowhee, NC

2015-16 Youth Arts Festival, Volunteer, Jackson Green Energy Park, Dillsboro, NC

2014-15 The Bascom: A Center For Visual Arts, Volunteer, Highlands, NC


2022-Present, NC AFA Association Member

2019-Present, Mint Museum, Contributor Member, Charlotte, NC

2019-2020 Young Affiliates of the Mint, Member, Charlotte, NC

2015-2016 Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, Member, Asheville, NC

2015 Asheville Area Arts Council, Member, Asheville, NC

2014-2015 Graduate Student Association, Executive Committee Member, WCU, Cullowhee, NC

2013-2014 Bodies of Art & Design, Member, NCSU College of Design, Raleigh, NC 

Technical Skills 

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, & Adobe Illustrator
  • Blackboard LMS, Brightspace LMS, Open LMS (Moodle)
  • DSLR Photography, Macro photography, HDR Photography
  • Videography
  • Web Design


  • Certificate of Completion: How Do I do That In Adobe After Effects, 3/14/23, LinkedIn Learning, Hours: 4.25
  • Certificate of Completion: Photographing for Compositing in Adobe Photoshop, 3/10/23, LinkedIn Learning, Hours: 3.5
  • Certificate of Completion: Adobe After Effects 2021 Essential Training, 3/7/23, LinkedIn Learning, Hours: 2
  • Certificate of Completion: Adobe Creator Camp, Premiere Pro, 02/2023, Adobe Community, Hours: 2.4
  • Certificate of Completion: Video Foundations, LinkedIn Learning, 10/18/22, Hours: 3 
  • Certificate of Completion: Adobe XD for Designers, 05/2022, LinkedIn Learning
  • Certificate of Completion: Creative Cloud Course, 05/2022, LinkedIn Learning
  • Certificate of Completion: Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow, 05/2022, LinkedIn Learning
  • Certificate of Completion: UX Design: 2 Analyzing User Data, 05/2022, LinkedIn Learning
  • Certificate of Completion: UX Design: 1 Overview, 05/2022, LinkedIn Learning
  • Certificate of CompletionBlackboard Instructor Certification Course, 05/2020, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Media Publications​

Downtown Statesville, Paul Farmer, January Gallery Artist at Iredell Arts Gallery, Robin McGuirt and Liz Petree,

Iredell Arts Council, January Gallery Artist Paul Farmer, Jan. 2022,

Central Piedmont Art Gallery News, “Current Exhibitions” by Amelia Zytka, Aug. 2021,

Mooresville Tribune, Mooresville Artist Receives North Carolina Arts Council Grant, Nov 16, 2020,

Statesville Record & Landmark, Mooresville artist receives North Carolina Arts Council grant, Nov 16, 2020

​NCSU College of Design News, “Revealing/Concealing”, August 2018,

Sensoria News, Alice Cookson, “Revealing/Concealing by Paul Farmer”, April 2018,

CPCC Art Galleries Blog, Vanessa Stolen, “Harris Campus Gorelick Gallery Revealing/Concealing January 8 – December 18”, January 2018

Artillery Magazine, Anastasia Khan, "Art Fatigue At Its Best", 5/4/2017

The Sylva Herald, Quintin Ellison, “Public Art Would Beautify, Distinguish Downtown”, 4/20/16,

The Sylva Herald, Quintin Ellison, “Draw Sylva”, 4/27/16

The Sylva Herald, Quentin Ellison, “Draw Sylva Entries”, 4/27/16

Sylva Herald, Quintin Ellison, “Draw Sylva Project Gets an Enthusiastic Response”, 4/6/16,

The Sylva Herald, Quintin Ellison, "Draw Sylva Starts Downtown Next Month", 3/23/16

2015 Our State Magazine, North Carolina, “Homegrown Design”, Photographer, August

2015 Modern Asheville, Troy Winterrowd, “The First Cut | Artist Paul Farmer”, 1/18/15.

2015 thebascomartcenter YouTube Channel, Highland Media Works, “Art Talks: Winter Resident Artist Program”, 2/23/15,