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October 11, 2012

Conductive Garboil

Dear Friends,

I’ll be a featured speaker/artist at the Race, Education, and Criminal Justice Conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (see below for details).

I’m currently at Headlands Center for the Arts for a residency. It’s beautiful, and I feel very fortunate to be here. I’m developing my Creative Capital project, Recapitulation. Previews of some of this work will take place early next year.

I just received the Conductive Garboil Grant, which Su Job created before her untimely death in 2008. A special thank you to her for her vision and generosity. This grant is awarded to artists that, “demonstrate a profound ability to challenge the limits of conductive creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the creative act beyond the accepted limits, definitions, or purposes of art while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.” I’ll be recognized for this award at Artist Trust’s 2012 Awards Party, November 1st.

I’ve received a few other awards this year, including an Individual Artists Projects grant from 4Culture. I’ll use this grant to create a new body of work, Assassins, which will be featured in Gallery 4Culture.

My TEDx Tacoma talk from earlier this year can be seen here.

If you happen to be in the Bay Area, Headlands Center for the Arts is having a free open house October 28th from 12pm-5pm.

Stay well,


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Paul Rucker

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.

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