Paul E. Santori is a painter and musician living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Born in Columbia, Missouri he has always lived in the United States, spending his early years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Matawan, New Jersey. From 1978 to 1982 he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he benefited from a very open curriculum which allowed him to work in sculpture, video and performance art. His main interest, however, was always painting and drawing. On graduating with a BFA from SAIC he worked at freelance gallery and museum installation and various other odd jobs, showing at occasional group shows. His interest in music began around this time and he became heavily involved in the music scene until 1989. Circumstances in life then led to a long hiatus from artistic activity until 2008 when he began painting again in earnest. In 2012 he moved to Falls Church, Virginia where in addition to making art he started playing music again. In 2017, he relocated to the Eastern Shore, Maryland where he is currently active in the local art and music scene.
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.
2016- Artomatic, Crystal City, Virginia.
2018- RiverArts, Abstract and Ceramics Show; Studio Tour Exhibition; and Holiday Show, Chesterton, Maryland.
2019- RiverArts Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture); Patterns of the Eastern Shore; Plein Air Exhibition; Work in a Series; Studio Tour Exhibition; and Holiday Show Chestertown, Maryland.
2019- Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Festival, Maryland.
2019- Group Show - Chestertown Yacht Club - Plein Air Interpretations
2019- Group Show -Chestertown Marina, Maryland
2019- Pop-up Gallery (Group Show) - Harry Potter Festival, Chestertown, Maryland
2019 - One-man show at Rodney Pratt Gallery, 2nd Act Antiques, Old Newcastle, Delaware.
2019 - 2020 - One-man show at Gloria Faye Dingus Centre for the Arts, Warrenton, Virginia.
2019 - 2020 Sonora Miniatures Show, group exhibition, Old Newcastle, Delaware
2020 - RiverArts, Seeing Red; Abstracts and Ceramics;
2019 - Church Hill, group exhibition, on-going . . .
2020 - Group show at Tish Fine Art Plus, Chestertown, Maryland, on-going
2020 - Abstract National Exhibition, MarkArts, Wichita Kansas (Honorable Mention) until July 11th
2020 - Monochromatic Abstract, Vancouver Art Space, Vancouver, Washington from July 3rd