Paul Dickinson employs a variety of media to produce meaning through language. The languages spoken in his art, however, are often unconventional and easy to miss or misinterpret—from the buzzing of flies to sounds recorded with a body-mike taped to the artist while performing tai chi exercises. Dickinson borrows elements from popular culture, Eastern mysticism, and psychology in his sound, video, and installation works.
He received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.
Additional support for Paul Dickinson has been provided by Curt Conklin.
With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many exhibition pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA exhibitions to share, we’d be delighted to hear from you.