Resume

BORN

Arlington, Virginia, 1944

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Solo Exhibition, “Contrary Phenomena”, 10 Paintings, 425 Market Street Lobby, Curated by Casey and Associates, San Francisco
  • 2014 Group Show, “100 Years of the Department of Art, San Jose State University”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
  • 2013 Group Show, “12th Annual Benefit Auction”, di Rosa Preserve, Napa California
  • 2011 Group Show, Fall and Winter Show, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, California
  • 2011 Solo Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, b. sakata garo, Sacramento, California
  • 2010 Solo Exhibition, “Some New Pictures in the Presence of Their Predecessors”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Solo Exhibition, Fourteen Works, Madison Park Financial Corporation, Oakland, California
  • 2008 Solo Exhibition, New Works, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2008 Group Show, “Northern California Visionary Art – A Contemporary Legacy”, Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, California
  • 2007 Solo Exhibition, 26 paintings and drawings, Haldan Art Gallery, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2007 Group Show, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2007 Group Show, “Benefit Auction, Hospitality House”, San Francisco, California
  • 2005 Group Show, “Contemporary Master Drawings”, Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2005 Solo Exhibition, “On Site and Beyond”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2003 Solo Exhibition, “Acts of Legerdemain and Faith”, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago
  • 2003 Group Show, “Branch Out”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2002 Solo Exhibition, “Inconsistency of Conclusion”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2002 Solo Exhibition, “Paintings and Drawings by Paul Pratchenko”, Gallery at the Geary, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
  • 2002 Eight Person Show, “Magician’s Day Off and Other stories”, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • 2001 Solo Exhibition, “Paul Pratchenko: Metarealistic Paintings and Drawings”, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University
  • 2001 Group Show, “Storytellers — the figure in time and place”, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
  • 2001 Group Show, “Human Rights Campaign Auction”, Saint Francis Hotel, San Francisco
  • 2001 Group Show, “Hospice Mask Project”, VNA & Hospice of Northern California
  • 2000 Group Show, “Art Department Faculty Show”, San Francisco State University
  • 2000 Group Show, “Gallery Artists”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2000 Group Show, “Hospice Mask Project”, VNA & Hospice of Northern California
  • 2000 Solo Exhibition, “New Work”, Braunstein/ Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2000 and 1999, Group Show, San Francisco International Art Exposition, single work displayed
  • 1999 Group Show, “Angels and Apparitions: A Masque for the Millennium”, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California
  • 1999 Group Show, “25th Anniversary Celebration; Art Raffle’, Pro Arts, Oakland, California
  • 1999 Group Show, “New Space-New Work”, Braunstein/ Quay Gallery
  • 1998 Solo Exhibition, “Geometric Superimpositions”, Braunstein/ Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1998 Group Show, “Benefit Auction, Hospitality House”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1998 Group Show, Benefit Auction, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
  • 1997 Group Show, “West Coast Painting and Sculpture, 1997”, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
  • 1997 Group Show, “Viva”, 30 Year anniversary show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
  • 1997 Group Show, “Granted”, Marin Community Foundation, Larkspur, California
  • 1997 Group Show, “Marin Arts Council Grant Recipients”, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California
  • 1996 Group Show, California College of Arts And Crafts Art Auction, Oakland, California
  • 1996 Group Show, 11th Annual Art Auction, Hospitality House, San Francisco
  • 1996 Group Show, Benefit Art Auction, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
  • 1996 Solo Exhibition, “Dreamscapes”, 21 paintings, Isla Center for the Arts, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam
  • 1995 Solo Exhibition, “Ten paintings”, Student Union Gallery,  University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
  • 1995 Group Show, “Zen Center Art Auction”, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • 1995 Group Show, “Paper View”, Cohen Berkowitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1995 Group Show, Benefit Art Auction, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
  • 1995 10th Annual Art Auction, Hospitality House, San Francisco
  • 1995 Solo Exhibition, “Recent Work”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1995 Solo Exhibition, “Art of Memory”, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Valley, California
  • 1995 Group Show, “The Figure”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
  • 1994 Group Show, Benefit Auction Children’s Italian Outreach Program, Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, California
  • 1994 Group Show, “Art Los Angeles 94”, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
  • 1994 Group Show, “Dream Riddle”, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
  • 1994 Group Show, “Art Is”, McPherson Center for Art and History, Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, California
  • 1994 Group Show, “All Creatures Great and Small”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
  • 1994 Group Show, Shasta College Gallery, Redding, California
  • 1994 Group Show, “Syntex, 50 Years”, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, California
  • 1993 Group Show, “Pro Arts Auction”” Pro Arts, Oakland, California
  • 1993 Group Show, “15th Anniversary Exhibition”, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1993 Group Show, “Paperworks by Gallery Artists and Others”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1993 Group Show, “Collage”, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
  • 1993 Group Show, “The Return of the Cadavre Exquis”, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
  • 1993 Group Show, “An International Gathering of Angels”, Sheraton Pallace Hotel, San Francisco
  • 1993 Group Show, “Contemporary Landscape Artists”, Holmes Fine Art, San Jose, California
  • 1992 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1992 Group Show, “500 Years Since Columbus”, The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
  • 1992 Group Show, “Working on Paper”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1991 Group Show, “Boxes: A Celebration of the Box as an Artform”, California Crafts Museum, Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco
  • 1991 Solo Exhibition, Forty Works, Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • 1991 Group Show, “For Better of for Worse: Artist’s Views on Romance”, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California
  • 1991 Group Show, “Hospitality House 6th Annual Art Auction”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1991 Group Show, “San Francisco Art Institute Auction 1991”, San Francisco
  • 1991 Group Show, “Coming Attractions”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1991 Group Show, Four Works, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
  • 1991 Group Show, “Surrealist Salon”, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
  • 1990 Group Show, “Seventh Annual SFAI Auction”, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
  • 1990 Group Show, “Holiday Group Exhibition”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1990 Solo Exhibition, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • 1990 Six Person Show, “Personal Mythologies and Poignant Moments”, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California
  • 1990 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1990 Group Show, “Lines of Force”, National Poetry Association, Pier 2 Fort Mason, San Francisco
  • 1989 Group Show, “Art Against Aids”, Butterfield & Butterfield Warehouse, San Francisco
  • 1989 Group Show, “Landscape Visions”, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Long Beach, California
  • 1989 Group Show, “Hospitality House 4th Annual Art Auction”, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1989 Group Show, “For the Birds…birdhouses by artists”, San Jose State University Art Galleries, San Jose
  • 1989 Group Show, “Braunstein Gallery Artists”, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California
  • 1989 Group Show, “Moonlight Masquerade”, San Francisco Art Institute, (donated mask), San Francisco
  • 1988 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1988 Group Show, “Humboldt Painting”, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, California
  • 1988 Group Show, “Collections ’88”, San Francisco State University Student Union
  • 1988 Group Show, “Jesse Jackson Art Auction”, Hatley‑Martin Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1988 Group Show, “The Dog Show”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1987 Four Person Show,“Visual Comment”, Art Corridor, Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo Park, California
  • 1987 Group Show, “Surreal Ecstasy”, Colorbox Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1987 Group Show, Penryn Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  • 1987 Group Show, “Fantastic Vision”, Simard‑Halm Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Group Show, “The Artist and the Myth”, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California
  • 1986 Group Show, “Hotel Project”, 1640 7th Street, Oakland, California
  • 1986 Group Show, “South Africa-State of Emergency”, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco
  • 1986 Group Show, “Bay Area Seen II”, Hall of Flowers, San Francisco
  • 1986 Group Show, “KPFA Midsummer Auction”, Berkeley, California
  • 1986 Creative Growth Art Center Auction, Creative Growth, Oakland, California
  • 1986 Group Show, “Beyond the Real”, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
  • 1986 Group Show, “Content Art:  Contemporary Issues”, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • 1986 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1986 Three Person Show, “Three Contemporary Surrealists”, Falkirk Community Cultural Center, San Rafael, California
  • 1985 Group Show, “Content Art: Contemporary Issues”, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1985 Group Show, “Between Science and Fiction”, Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1985 Four Person Show, “Fantastic”, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 1985 Group Show, “Contemporary Art, 30,000 B.C. to the Present”, San Jose Institute of  Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
  • 1985 Group Show, “Bay Area Seen”, Hall of Flowers, San Francisco
  • 1985 Group Show, “Coming Attractions, Gallery Artists”, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1985 Group Show, “100 Vows…Surrealist Art”, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1985 Group Show, “Science Fiction San Francisco”, Otis‑Parsons Institute, Los Angeles
  • 1985 Group Show, “Artists Against Apartheid”, Western Addition Cultural Center, San Francisco
  • 1979/81/85 Group Show, “Faculty Art Show”, San Francisco State University
  • 1985 Group Show, “Art Collectors In and Around Silicon Valley”, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • 1985 Group Show, “Artists Valentines”, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 1984 Group Show, “Small Packages”, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
  • 1984 Group Show, “West Coast Artists”, Alternative Museum, New York, New Yor
  • 1984 Group Show, “Science Fiction San Francisco”, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery Clock Tower, New York, New York
  • 1984 Group Show, “A Peace Palette”, at Vision of America at Peace, San Francisco Trade Show Center
  • 1984 Group Show, “Human Form:  Prismatic Color”, Hotel Meridien, San Francisco
  • 1984 Group Show, “Contemporary Surrealism”, Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • 1984 Group Show, “Crime and Punishment”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
  • 1984 Group Show “Inside Out”, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
  • 1983 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1982 Solo Exhibition, Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1981 Group Show, “Visionary Art”, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
  • 1981 Group Show, “Braunstein Gallery 20th Anniversary Show”, San Francisco
  • 1981‑85 Group Show, Chicago Art Fair at Navy Pier, Chicago
  • 1980 Solo Exhibition, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1979‑85 Group Shows, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1979 Solo Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
  • 1979 Group Show, “Humor in Art”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
  • 1979 Group Show, “Acquisitions”, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1979 Group Show, “Memberobilia”, Works Gallery, San Jose, California
  • 1978 Solo Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1978 Group Show, Museum of the Southern Alleghenies, Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Group Show, “Contemporary California Artists”, Marshall‑Myers Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1978 Group Show, “The Continuous Thread”, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California
  • 1978 Group Show, “A.K.A.”, Works Gallery, San Jose
  • 1977 Three Person Show, “Works on Paper”, Marshall‑Myers Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1977 Two Person Show, “Acrylic Paintings”, San Jose Museum of Art
  • 1977 Group Show, “Three Allegorical Painters”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
  • 1976 Faculty Show, Academy of Art College, San Francisco
  • 1975 Solo Exhibition, “Ten Year Survey”, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, California
  • 1973/74 San Francisco Art Commission Annual Group Show
  • 1973 Solo Exhibition, “Surrealism”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
  • 1972 Solo Exhibition, “Rabbit City”, San Jose State University
  • 1971 Solo Exhibition, Plowshare Bookstore, Palo Alto, California

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2013 Catalog,” DiRosa 12th Annual Benefit Art Auction”, p.10 B&W reproduction, p. 16 brief biography
  • 2013 Catalog, “100 Years of the Department of Art, San Jose State University”, p.144 Color reproduction, p.140 Statements and biography
  • 2009 100 Artists of the West Coast II, Tina Skinner, Schiffer Press, Color reproductions, statement
  • 2005 ZYZZYVA, Winter, reproduction of image, full page B&W
  • 2004 SFSU Magazine, Winter, Vol. 5, #1, “A Work of Heart”, Color photo of artist and work
  • 2004 San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, Datebook, “Celebrating Power of Three”, B&W photo with artwork statement
  • 2004 San Francisco Magazine, July, Color photo with Hearts in S. F. donated artwork
  • 2003 READER (Chicago), 5 September, Vol. 32, No.49, B&W Reproduction
  • 2003 Nob Hill Gazette, June Issue, Color Cover image of the painting “Sunset”, 2001
  • 2001 New American Paintings, Volume 37, Dec/Jan, The Open Studios Press, Color reproductions, statement, resume and
    photo (selected by Lisa Dennison, Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
  • 2000 The Sciences, Sept/Oct Issue, “Quanta: Percent Sightings”, Color reproduction
  • 1998 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Catalog, Color reproduction
  • 1997 Humor In Art, Nicholas Roukes, Davis Publications, Color reproductions
  • 1995 Looking Good In Color, Gary Priester, Ventana Press, reprint two color images rendered in Photostyler
  • 1994 “Art Los Angeles”, Catalog, International Contemporary Art Fair, p.62, listing
  • 1994 “Dream Riddle”, Catalog, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, B&W Reproduction and statement
  • 1993 Audio tapes available of Panel discussion, “Some Painters on Painting…”, College Art Association Annual Conference, Seattle.
  • 1992 Catalog, The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, “500 Years Since Columbus”, Color reproduction
  • 1992 Artweek, February 20, “A Conversation with Paul Pratchenko and Enrique Chagoya”
  • 1992 Santa Clara Valley Weekly, January 29, “Columbus Voyage: varying views”, Cover reproduction
  • 1989 “Art Against Aids”, Catalog, American Foundation for AIDS Research, color reproduction
  • 1989 “Landscape Visions”, Catalog, California State University Office of the Chancellor, B&W reproduction and biography
  • 1989 Apache Communications International, Legend of Atlantis, Vol. 1, #1, Back page four color reproduction
  • 1988 AHP Perspective, November Issue, Cover reproduction
  • 1988 San Francisco Magazine, May 1988, Color reproduction and biography
  • 1988 Intersci, Journal of the School of Science, SFSU, Spring 1988, Cover reproduction
  • 1987 “The Artist and the Myth”, Catalog, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey
  • 1987 Brutus, 12/1 (Japanese Issue)
  • 1986 Expo-See, Spring Issue #19, “Art Survivalists”
  • 1985 18th Bienal de Sao Paulo, “Catalogo Geral”
  • 1985 Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-80, Thomas Albright, University of California Press
  • 1985 “Fantastic“, Catalog, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, B&W reproductions and biography,
  • 1985 Leonardo, #17, Number 4, “Surrealism, An Alternative Approach”, Michael S. Bell, B&W and reference
  • 1985 Winter Vol. 45, No. 4, Whitney Chadwick, Art Journal, College Art Association of America, “Narrative Imagism and the Figurative Tradition in Northern California Painting”, B&W reproduction and reference
  • 1985 Leonardo, #17, Number 2, Editorial Letters
  • 1985 Art Collectors In and Around Silicon Valley, “An Artist’s View of Collecting”, essay and B&W photos by Paul Pratchenko (ISBN #84‑73499)
  • 1985 Metro, The City Magazine, Portland, Oregon, March 1985, Lead quote for the article
  • 1984 Processed World, #12, Winter 1984‑85, B&W reproduction center page
  • 1984 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art permanent collection catalog
  • 1984 “San Francisco Science Fiction”, Catalog, B&W reproduction, short biography and statement, San Francisco Art Commission
  • 1984 Frank Magazine, #3, Fall, 1984, “Science Fiction San Francisco”, interview including Paul Pratchenko, Susan Arick
  • 1984 “Crime and Punishment”, Catalog, Color reproduction and brief resume, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey
  • 1984 “West Coast Artists”, Catalog, B&W reproduction and brief resume, The Alternative Museum, New York
  • 1983 San Francisco Business Journal, September 5, “Mixed Performance by Collectibles”, Michael Ketcher
  • 1983 Leonardo, December, Volume 16, Number 4, “Painting and Drawing as Manifestations of Visual Perceptions”, Paul Pratchenko. One color and nine B&W reproductions, 4,000 word article on author’s artwork
  • 1982 Graphic Illustration, Marta Thoma, Spectrum Books, Plate 11, Color reproduction
  • 1981 “Braunstein Gallery Twentieth Anniversary”, Catalog, B&W reproduction
  • 1981 “Visionary Art”, Catalog, Color reproduction and biography, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center
  • 1981 Institute of Noetic Sciences Newsletter, Volume 9, #1, Unauthorized B&W reproductions (also Volume 10, #2, 1982)
  • 1980 Chic Magazine, December, Review of Dream Riddles with color reproductions
  • 1979 Dream Riddles, The Artwork of Paul Pratchenko, Simon and Schuster, ISBN #0‑671‑24722‑0
  • 1979 57th Art Director’s Annual, Reproduction of Advertisements
  • 1979 Boise Cascade Quarterly, Photo and biography
  • 1978 Visual Dialog, Fall, “Eccentricity in Art”, John Hunter
  • 1975 Graphis, Art Direction, Print and Communication Arts, magazines, reproductions of Levi’s posters

REVIEWS

  • 2011 Sacramento Bee, February 11, “Not to be Missed Shows”, Victoria Dalkey, Color reproduction
  • 2011 Sacramento News & Review, February 10, Arts and Culture Section, “Building Mysteries”, Shoka, Color reproduction
  • 2009 Art Ltd, July, “San Francisco: Paul Pratchenko ‘Paintings’ at Braunstein/Quay Gallery”, Dewitt Cheng, Color reproduction
  • 2003 Art in America, June, “Paul Pratchenko at Braunstein Gallery”, Mark Van Proyen, pp.132 & 133, Color reproduction
  • 2001 San Jose Mercury News, September 2, Fall Arts Preview, “Bay Area Artists Get Exhibits”
  • 1997 Oakland Tribune, June 10, “Berkeley Art Center Retrospective…”, Jolene Thym, B&W reproduction
  • 1997 Marin Independent Journal, January 5, Calendar section, “Art Awards”, B&W reproduction
  • 1996 Pacific Daily News, January 25, “Dreamscapes as Surrealism”, Lifestyle section, Judy M. Woytowich, article and B&W reproductions
  • 1996 Triton’s Call, University of Guam Newspaper, February 15, “Dreamscapes”,  Bonnie Hildenbrandt, Interview and reproductions
  • 1995 Artistwriter, “Pratchenko’s Magic Non-sequiturs”, Alfred Jan
  • 1995 Artweek, May,  Northern California: “Paul Pratchenko at Braunstein/ Quay”, Mary Hull Webster
  • 1994 Contra Costa Times, November 11, “To sleep, Perchance to Create Great Art”, Carol Fowler}
  • 1994/5 Diablo Arts, December-February, Ericka Lutz
  • 1993 ARTSPACE, March/April, “On the scene: San Francisco”, Jamie Brunson and Mark Levy, 1/3 page review and B&W reproduction
  • 1993 Visions Quarterly, Summer, “Paul Pratchenko at Braunstein/Quay”, Alfred Jan
  • 1992 Museum of Modern Art, Events Calendar, July-August, B&W reproduction
  • 1992 Silicon Valley Visitor’s Guide, January, “500 Years Since Columbus”, 1/2 page reproduction
  • 1992 Art-Talk, November, “In The Galleries”, review and B&W 1/2 page reproduction
  • 1992 Artweek, December 3, “Constant Nature”, Terri Cohn, Color reproduction
  • 1991 The Milwaukee Journal, February 10, “California Painter Proves a Trickster at Oshkosh”, James Auer, Color and B&W reproductions
  • 1991 The Oshkosh Northwestern, January 31, “Art Examines Life in Nuclear Age”, Color reproduction
  • 1990 Artweek, September 27 , “Life in Abstracted Spaces”, Michael M. Floss
  • 1990 Artweek, May 17, B&W 1/4 page reproduction, p.2
  • 1990 Santa Clara Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, Spring 1990, Color cover reproduction
  • 1990 Contra Costa Times, “Darkness Dominates in ‘Mythologies’”, Carol Fowler
  • 1990 The Santa Clara Magazine, May 3, “Paul Pratchenko Paintings on Exhibit at DeSaisset”, Antonia Hannon
  • 1990 Santa Clara Valley Weekly, “Landscapes”, Peggy Frantzis
  • 1990 Metro Magazine (San Jose), May 10-16, “World Views”, Patricia Albers
  • 1990 San Jose Mercury News, May 4, “Art of Dreams”, Dorothy Burkhart, B&W reproduction and review
  • 1989 Art News, February, “Paul Pratchenko”, San Francisco review, Christine Tamblyn
  • 1988 Artweek, November 19, “Questioning Reality’s Structure”, Maria F. Porges
  • 1987 Monterey Sunday Herald, “Reading goes with looking…”, November 1, Irene Lagorro, B&W reproduction
  • 1987 Los Angeles Times, “La Cienega Area”, July 24, William Wilson
  • 1987 Palo Alto Times/Weekly, “Art with a Message”, July 28, Karen Croft
  • 1986 Flash Art, Spring, “Reviews, San Francisco: Paul Pratchenko”, Alfred Jan
  • 1986 San Francisco Examiner, July 15, “Provincialism Applied to Canvas”, Al Morch
  • 1986 San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, “Time to Check Out Hotel Project”,  Kenneth Baker
  • 1986 Artweek, August 9, “Rooms with Views”, Michael Leonard
  • 1986 San Francisco Chronicle, October, “Curtain Calls”, Bernard Weiner
  • 1986 San Francisco Examiner, February 10, “Paul Pratchenko’s Surrealism” ,Al Morch
  • 1986 Artweek, February 22, “Exhibitions”, Michael Bell
  • 1985 The Seattle Times, October 9, “…your next stop: The Twilight Exhibit”, Deloris Tarzan, B&W and reference.
  • 1985 Everett Washington Herald, September 12, “Artists Tripping Light ‘Fantastic’ at Henry Gallery’s Current Show”, Ron Glowen
  • 1985 Seattle Post‑Intelligencer, September 11, “Fantastic’: The Joke on the Viewer”, Regina Hackett
  • 1985 Artweek, April 27, “Too Many Muses”, Joanne Burstein‑Hays, B&W and reference
  • 1985 San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, Review Section, “Art Collectors In and Around Silicon Valley”, Cathy Curtis
  • 1985 Phoenix, February 21, “Art Department Shows Its Stuff”, Maria Gaura
  • 1984 Arts Magazine, Summer 1984, “West of the Hudson:  Regional Art on Exhibition in New York”, Eleanor Heartney
  • 1984 Artweek, October 20, “A View of Surrealism”, Alfred Jan
  • 1983 San Francisco Examiner, February 7, “Two Exhibits Make Light of Reality”, Al Morch
  • 1983 San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, “Two Artists…”, Thomas Albright
  • 1980 San Francisco Chronicle, September 13, “At the Galleries”, Thomas Albright
  • 1980 Oakland Tribune, September 30, “A Handsome Showing…”, Charles Shere
  • 1980 Artweek, September 27,  “Metaphor and Substance”, Norman Stieglemeyer
  • 1979 The Peninsula Times Tribune, October 10, “Pratchenko: Forging His Own Way in Art”, Stacey Moss
  • 1978 Washington Star, March 26, “Californian Paul Pratchenko”
  • 1978 Artweek, May 13, “The Continuous Thread”, Peter Magnani
  • 1978 Artweek, February 11, “Works on Paper”, Judith Rohrer
  • 1977 San Jose Mercury, December 16, “Artists Share Gallery”, H.J. Weeks
  • 1977 Westart, July 22, “Allegorical Painters”
  • 1977 Oakland Tribune, August 14, “Art That Concentrates on the Figure”, Charles Shere
  • 1977 San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, “Allegorists Who Are Mystics”, Alfred Frankenstein
  • 1977 Berkeley Gazette, July 15, “Fantasy in Berkeley Show”, Paul Allman
  • 1976 Artweek, January 24, “Pratchenko, A Survey”, Lynn Grant
  • 1975 Palo Alto Times, December 15, “Dream World Reflected”
  • 1972 San Jose Spartan, “C.U. Purchases Painting”, Jacki Bressler

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Panelist, 2008, Grace Hudson Museum, “What is Visionary Art”, Ukiah, California
  • Juror, 2007, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, “eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopedics in Art”, San Francisco
  • Guest Speaker, 2007, Novato Rotary Club, “Thoughts on Being a Northern California Studio Painter”, Novato, California
  • Guest Speaker, 2005, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California
  • Guest Artist, 2005, Eastside Editions (Completed four color etching), Sonoma, California
  • Chosen Artist, 2004, Embellished 5’x6’ fiberglass heart object, Hearts In San Francisco Project for S.F. General Hospital Foundation
  • Guest Speaker, 2001 “Metarealistic Paintings and Drawings”, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, Art Department, San Jose State University
  • Featured Artist, 2001, Margy Boyd Art Tours, 35 person studio visit
  • Featured Artist, 2000, nextmonet.com, five color reproductions and an interview with the artist
  • Juror, 1997, California Society of Printmakers, “Printmaking: People and Processes”
  • Juror, 1997 Marin ala Carte, Civic Center, San Rafael, California
  • Juror, “1996 Regional Canvas”, PROARTS, Oakland, California
  • Juror, 1996, “Creative Hands III” Isla Center for the Arts, Mangilao, Guam
  • Guest Speaker, 1996, “Dreamscapes”, University of Guam
  • Juror, 1995, “Annual Student Exhibition”, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1995, “Art of Memory”, Art Dept., Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Valey, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1994, “Docent Overview”, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
  • Featured Artist, ZIP ZAP, an Internet e-zine, 12 paintings from digitized reproductions of artworks, audio interview, biography and statement on line for six months 1994-95, zipzap.com
  • Guest Speaker, 1993, Art Department Graduate 2-D Seminar, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • Guest Speaker (Six person panel), 1993, “Some Painters on Painting: The Process and the Private Dialogue”, College Art Association Annual Conference, Seattle
  • Juror, 1993, “California State University Summer Arts Program”, Chancellor’s Office, Long Beach
  • Guest Speaker (Seven person panel), 1992, “The Art of Teaching Art”, Goethe Institute, San Francisco, California,
  • Guest Speaker, 1992, “CSU Summer Arts”, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California,
  • Donated embellished umbrella to auction, 1991, “Shelter Ball”, Florence Crittenton Services, San Francisco, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1991, Art Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
  • Juror, 1991, “Annual Student Art Exhibition”, Art Dept., De Anza College, Cupertino, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1991, Art Department, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • Solo critique of student artworks, 1991, afternoon workshop, Art Department, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • Exhibition designer and coordinator, 1991, Annual MFA exhibit, Art Department, San Francisco State University, (Arranged for all facets of this exhibit of several each works by 25 students in a 25,000 square feet raw industrial space)
  • Guest Speaker, 1990, for “Gallery Talk”, de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara
  • Guest Speaker, 1990, Santa Clara University Alumni Association
  • Guest Speaker (four person panel), 1990, “Contemporary Myth Making”, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California
  • Volunteer Art Instructor, Spring, 1990 & 1991, “Charcoal Drawing”, Doelger Senior Center, Daly City, California,instructed class three hours weekly for six months
  • Visiting Artist & Guest Speaker, Weekend workshop 1988, “Developing Collage Techniques”, Humboldt State University Art Department
  • Guest Speaker, 1988, Art Department, Sonoma State University
  • Video Oral History, 1988, Bay Area Video Coalition, one hour video interview at artist’s studio
  • Guest Speaker, 1987, Art Program, Sacred Heart Preparatory, Menlo Park, California
  • Advisory Board Member, 1987‑89, Southern Exposure Gallery, Project Artaud, San Francisco, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1986 & 1987, SFSU Photo Guild, San Francisco State University
  • Guest Speaker, 1986, School of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Juror, 1986, College of Marin, Student Art Show, Ross, California 1986
  • Juror, 1986, San Francisco State University Student Art Show, Art Rise Gallery, San Bruno, California
  • Transparencies used for stage sets, 1986, “Woyzeck”, Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco
  • Juror (with Arthur Okamura), 1986, “Bay Area Seen II”, San Francisco, California
  • Guest Speaker, 1986, Falkirk Community Cultural Center, San Rafael, California
  • Guest Speaker (with Joan Brown) 1986, for North. Calif.  Art Critics Guild, “Bay Area Art Careers”
  • Countywide Juror, 1985 & 1986, San Mateo County Arts Council Annual Competition
  • Micro parts and mold fabrication, 1973‑74, On roto‑craft with Ken R. Shoulders, inventor, Woodside, California
  • Electronics Technician, 1966‑67, United Airlines, San Francisco
  • USMC Electronics School, 1963, San Diego, California

EDUCATION

San Jose State University, San Jose, California, M.A. Painting, 1972
San Jose State University, San Jose, California, B.A. Painting, 1969
College of San Mateo, San Mateo, California, 1967
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

San Francisco State University, Emeritus Professor of Art, (Painting and Drawing), 2011
San Francisco State University, Professor of Art, (Painting and Drawing), 1994-2010
San Francisco State University, Associate Professor of Art, (Painting and Drawing), 1990-1994
San Francisco State University, Assistant Professor of Art, (Painting and Drawing), 1979‑1990
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Instructor in Art (Painting, Methods and Materials) 1976‑78
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, Full‑time Instructor (Painting, Drawing, Methods and Materials, Figure Drawing), 1974‑77
Academy of Art College, Co‑Chairman, Fine Arts Department, 1976
Canada College, Redwood City, California, Part‑time Instructor (Painting, Color and Drawing), 1972‑78

AWARDS

2003 Semester Leave, San Francisco State University
1996 Marin Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant, Painting
1993 Semester Leave, San Francisco State University
1990 President’s Research and Professional Development Award-Mini-Grant, San Francisco State University
1990 Meritorious Performance Award, San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Department
1986 Meritorious Performance Award, San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Department
1974 San Francisco Art Commission Award of Merit
1972 San Jose State University Purchase Award

COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

Benziger Family Winery, Designed wine label for Imagery Estate Winery Artist Collection, 2004
Poster design and drawing, North Beach Repertory Theater, San Francisco, 1989
Time, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Business Week, Boise Cascade full page advertising illustrations, 1977‑78
Everon International, Package and game designs, 1977
Super 8 Film Maker, Literary illustrations, 1976
San Francisco City Magazine, Literary illustrations, 1975
Levi Strauss Co., Posters and trade journal illustrations, 1974‑75
Place, Literary magazine illustrations and frontispieces, 1971‑73

COLLECTIONS

Over 200 private and corporate collections including:

DiRosa Preserve, Napa, California, Permanent collection, 1997
Levi Strauss, Amoco Productions, Apache International Communications, Syntex Corporation, Technology Glass Corp.,
Boise Cascade Corp., Texas Commercial Bank and Benziger Imagery Estate Winery
Carnegie Library, Washington, D.C., Painting on display, 1983
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Permanent collection, 1983