Paul Butler


Untitled, 2009
serigraph print, ed. 50, 10" x 10"
courtesy of The Other Gallery

Paul Butler is an artist, curator and art dealer with an interest in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. His practice includes hosting the Collage Party, a touring experimental studio established in 1997; directing the operations of The Other Gallery, a nomadic commercial gallery that he established in 2001, focusing on overlooked artists' practices. In 2007, he founded UpperTradingPost.com, an invitational website that facilitates artist trading. In 2008, he led Reverse Pedagogy, an experimental residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto; White Columns, NYC; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. His curatorial projects have included works by Matthew Higgs, Mitzi Pederson, DearRaindrop and Guy Maddin. He has contributed writings to the book Decentre: Concerning Artist-run Culture (2008) and to the magazine Canadian Art (2008).