My name is Paul E. Santori, a painter and musician living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I was born in Columbia, Missouri and have lived in the United States all my life. In my early years I lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma then moved to Matawan, New Jersey. In 1978 I moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I benefited from a very open curriculum which allowed me to work in sculpture, video and performance art. My main interest, however, was always painting and drawing. I graduated with a BFA from SAIC in 1982 and worked doing freelance gallery and museum installation and various other odd jobs, showing at occasional group shows. My interest in music began around this time and I became heavily involved in the music scene in until 1989. Circumstances in my life then led to a long hiatus from artistic activity until 2008 when I began painting again in earnest. In 2012 I moved to Falls Church, Virginia where in addition to making art I also started playing music again. In 2017, I moved to Rock Hall, Maryland where I am currently active in the local art and music scene participating in a local artisans’ market in Chestertown, Maryland.
1981- One-man show at University of Chicago Midway Arts Center.
1982- Drawing included in an exhibit of student work at the Art Institute of Chicago
1983- Participated in a series of group shows at Bucktown Arts Collective in Chicago.
2009- Exhibited in 2 group shows at Medusa Gallery, Chicago.
Ongoing- Weekly display at Chestertown Artisans’ Market.