About Me

Paul Rinaldi studied painting and art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his MFA degree in 1988 from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, where he studied with Philip Pearlstein, Allen D’Arcangelo, and Lee Bontecou. From 1991 through 1998 he lived in Egypt and taught painting & drawing at the American University in Cairo. His artwork has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe. Rinaldi was a recipient of the Silvermine Guild Prize for Painting in the Art of the Northeast USA exhibition juried by Linda Shearer, Curator of Contemporary Art at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Rinaldi shows his work at Circa Gallery in Minneapolis and Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. Rinaldi resides in Oak Park, IL and teaches art at Prairie State College.