Stephen PAUL was born in Luton, England. He moved to Canada and finally the United States as a child. He studied fine arts and mathematics at Schoolcraft College and The University of Michigan. In the ‘80’s he spent many years painting and drawing the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and the high plains deserts of Arizona. His early work was influenced by his time in the studio of LA based artist Stephen Douglas and later by Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti and Cosanti where he directed the Bronze sculpting and assemblies program. He also curated his first group exhibition at Arcosanti in 1984. In 1986 he moved to New York where. In the ‘90’s he began an artists’ cooperative in Tribeca, the ARC, then joined SPECTR Studios where he exhibited regularly as part of the East Village arts community. In 2000 he moved to Brooklyn and opened Madarts Studios and The Giacobetti-Paul Gallery which he continues to manage to this day. Since moving to France in 2010 he has been awarded the Villa Fontaine arts residency in Antibes, he has won the Prix de Jury and the Prix de Peintures at the Grand Format exhibition in Frejus and St Raphael and he has exhibited extensively in the south of France and New York. In 2017 he organized the first NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN BARGEMON, FRANCE.