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Paul Madonna

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1972 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1994 BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015    “Writing on the Wall” Four Barrel, San Francisco
2014    “Ten Years of All Over Coffee” Ritual, San Francisco
2011    “Everything Is Its Own Reward” Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
2010    “All Over Coffee” Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA
2010    “Album Revisited” Ritual, San Francisco, CA2010    
2010    SFMOMA Caffé Museo, San Francisco, CA
2010    “Selections from Album 01” Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA
2009     “In What Era Will You Get Stuck?” Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
2009    “Small Potatoes” Ritual, San Francisco, CA
2009     “Five Years of All Over Coffee" Jewett Gallery, SF Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2009    “Things Your Grandmother Taught You To Steal To Survive a Depression” BellJar, SF, CA
2008    Dolores Park Café, San Francisco, CA
2008    Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA
2008    Four Barrel Café, San Francisco, CA
2008    “The Critics Hated Him” Ritual Café, San Francisco, CA
2007    “Out of the Grapevine” Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
2007    “3 Years of All Over Coffee” Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006    Art Concepts, Walnut Creek, CA
2006-08 Maxfield’s, San Francisco, CA
2006    Frisson Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
2005    “Interiors”, Farley’s Café, San Francisco, CA
2005    Town Hall Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
2004    Newmark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004    Build Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002,’04-15    Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
1999    Ladybug Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997    Gallery 739, San Francisco, CA

2016    The Collector, Oakland, CA
2015    Local Makers, Anchor Steam, San Francisco, CA
2015    “Selections”, ArtSpan, CA
2015    “Food Show” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015    “UrbanScapes” Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    “Tiny” Studio Gallery, San Francisco
2013    LitQuake “Writers That Draw, Drawers That Write,” San Francisco, CA
2013    Asterisk, San Francisco, CA
2013    “What’s So Funny?” Village Gallery, Danville, CA
2012    ArtPadSF, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA
2012    Asterisk, San Francisco, CA
2011    Four-Squared, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010    Editions Artists’ Book Fair, 20x200, New York, NY
2010    “Ahora en la Mission: 25 Years of Art” Back to the Picture, San Francisco, CA
2010    “The Urban Unseen” Thatcher Gallery, USF, San Francisco, CA
2009    As It Is Written: Project 304,805, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2009    Codex Book Fair, Electric Works, Berkeley, CA
2008     "Experimental Drawing" Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2008     Quorum group show, Limn gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008     Visitors and Convention Bureau of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2007    Bridge: London, Electric Works, London, England
2007-09    Aqua Art Fair, Electric Works, Miami, FL
2007    “Civil Twilight”, Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
2007    “Code-Switching”, Quorum group show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007    “Tiny” Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007    “Benefit for the Homeless” Park Life, San Francisco, CA
2007    “Berliner List” Electric Works, Berlin, Germany
2007    “Live Nude Girls” Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
2007    “Code-Switching” Quorum group show, Red House Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007    “Life in the Comics” The Oakland Museum of California, Airport annex
2006    “Blood For Art” Quorum group project, SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL
2006    “Lines Into Shapes” Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO
2006    “Night Gallery” curated by Micke Tong, Arspace, San Francisco, CA
2006    “Tiny Things” Frankenart Mart, San Francisco, CA
2006    “APE$#!T” curated by Justin Hall, Space 743 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006    “Earthquake!!” Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
2005    “Portland Art Fair” Newmark Gallery, Portland, OR
2004, ‘05    “San Francisco Cityscapes” Newmark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002    “December Show” Gallery 739, San Francisco, CA
2000    “Whose Fault is Culture” Institute for Unpopular Culture, San Francisco, CA
2000    “Fuzzy Logic” juror Tom Finkelpearl, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1999    “Relationships” Boot Hill Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2012    You Are So Loved, Chronicle Books (contributor)
2011    Everything Is Its Own Reward, City Lights Books (incl eBook iPad App, Sofi Software)
2009    Album 01, Artbook series, Electric Works & Paul Madonna Studio
2008    An Illustrated Life, edited by Danny Gregory (contributor)
2008    “Mission Stencils” photo essay, Intersection: Sidewalks and Public Space
2007    All Over Coffee, collection of 3 years of strips, City Lights Books
2007    Exactly, children’s book collaboration, 826 Valencia Press (illustration)
2007    Reading Literature and Writing Argument, 3rd edition, Pearson Books, (contributor)
2006    A Writer’s San Francisco, written by Eric Maisel, (32 drawings & cover), New World Library
Other Publications
2004-2015   “All Over Coffee,” weekly art-strip in San Francisco Chronicle,
2009    “Things Your Grandmother Taught You To Steal To Survive a Depression” Believer Magazine
2009    “Inaugural Sketchbook” coverage of Obama presidential inauguration, SF Chronicle
2009    “Inaugural Sketchbook” South China Morning News (Hong Kong)
2008     Limited Edition Print, National Parks Conservancy (also a line of merchandise)
2007    “Federal Building” 6 drawings, SF Chronicle, text by John King, April 2007
2007    “Out of the Grapevine” short illustrated story, ZYZZVA, Spring issue
2005    “Darwin’s Kitchen” an illustrated story, Believer Magazine
2005    Literary Map of San Francisco, 826 Valencia

1994 MAD Magazine’s first art intern, New York, NY
1993 Pittsburgh Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Walnut Creek Library Author Laureate
2016 SFFPL Author Laureate
2012 NCBA Special Recognition Award
2012 BPLF 10th Anniversary Author’s Dinner Award Recipient
2007 NCIBA Book of the Year Finalist
2007 Juror’s Choice, 1st place, Artspan Benefit
2006 SCOPE Miami Emerging Artist Grant
1993, 1994 Independent Project Grant, Carnegie Mellon

2014    Mural Commission, Google Ventures, Menlo Park, CA
2013    Mural Commission, Tacolicious, Palo Alto, CA
2012    Mural Commission, Starbucks Corporation, West Portal Store Location, San Francisco
2012    Collection of SF Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA
2012    San Francisco Art Commission, Art on Market Street Poster Series, June-Sept
2010-2013    Original Art + Mural Commissions, Tacolicious Restaurant, San Francisco
2009    Collection of Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2009    Permanent collection of the American Center of the U.S. Embassy, Rangoon, Myanmar
2006    Mural, Clarion Alley Project, San Francisco, CA