Douglas Paulson has been developing an expansive, socially engaged and collaborative practice for over 15 years. His work takes many forms, from sprawling social projects in public space, to intimate drawings, books, and sonic experiments.
Collaboration is at the heart of his practice. His work has come to life across NYC and abroad, bringing together people from disparate backgrounds into conversation with each other.
Doug has explored the state of public art in Seoul; partnered kids with artists and urban planners to design and build Kitty City, a city for kittens. He and Heidi Neilson inflated the Menu For Mars Kitchen to prototype food for the Red Planet. He’s collaborated with refugees from the Middle East and Africa who have relocated to Germany, Norway, and Israel.
He’s currently Director of Education at Socrates Sculpture Park, designing moments for neighbors to have encounters with art making, the natural world, mindfulness; and organizing wild performative experiments with young people.