Paul Thulin-Jimenez uses photography, collage, video, and installation to explore the contextual and
material constructs of history, cultural identity, consumerism, memory and myth.
Paul Thulin-Jimenez’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at United Photo Industries, NYC; Ogden Museum, New Orleans; Miami Scope; Candela Gallery, Richmond Va.; Chicago Art Fair; PPAC, Philadelphia; AAC, Washington DC; Toronto Art Fair, Foto Gallery, Barcelona; Grand Prix Fotofestival Lodz, Poland; the Athens Photo Festival, Greece; the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado; Mt. Rokko Photography Festival, Japan; the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Nera di Verzasca Photo Festival, Switzerland, FIF\_BH - International Festival of Photography, Brazil; and the Noordelicht Photo Festival, The Netherlands.
Thulin-Jimenez has been the recipient of a variety of photographic prizes and awards including a 2001 TPI National Graduate Fellowship, a 2006 Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist Fellowship, 2013 Conveyor Magazine Exhibition Grant, 2015 Hariban Award Honorable Mention, 2015 Critical Mass Top 50, and the 2015 Lensculture Emerging Talent Grant. His series Pine Tree Ballads was one of ten emerging talent portfolios selected for GUP magazine’s (NLD) tenth-anniversary issue as well as highlighted in the May 2016 British Journal of Photography.
His first monograph, "Pine Tree Ballads," was published by Candela Books in March 2019. A limited
edition (50), self published book “Isla de Las Palmas,” which explores Puerto Rican identity in the 21st century, was released in 2021.
He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia and works as an Associate Professor in the Department of
Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Thulin-Jimenez lives in Richmond, Virginia and works as the Graduate Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.
2019 Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2018 The Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
2016 Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska
2014 Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia
2013 Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
2013 United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Hoffmaster Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
2006 Red Mountain Gallery, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada
2006 Zone VI Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
2006 SRO Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Two/Three Artist Exhibitions
2016 Chasing Tales, Three Artist Invitational Paul Thulin, Dolezal/Shipley, Daniel Coburn, Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2015 UNO-St. Claude Gallery, Paul Thulin & Dolezal/Shipley, New Orleans, Louisiana
2015 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Paul Thulin & Dolezal/Shipley, Denver, Colorado
2008 Transmission Gallery, Paul Thulin & Stephen Vitiello, Richmond, Virginia
2007 Nightingale Gallery, Paul Thulin & George Allen, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon
2019 Currents 2019, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
2017 The Big Picture, Denver Month of Photography, Denver, Colorado
2017 “Mundo, Imagen, Mundo,” Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival (FIF-BH), Cultural Institutions of Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brasil
2016 Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London, England
2016 Top 10 Finalist Slide Night, Nera di Verzasca Photo Festival, Switzerland
2016 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016, Whitebox gallery, PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2016 “[mis/dis]placed” (Group Exhibition), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2016 Points of Entry, Photofestiwal Lodz, Curator Alison Nordström, Lodz, Poland
2016 “LIFE,” Annenberg Space for Photography Invitational Slideshow, Los Angeles, CA
2015 “Mundo, Imagen, Mundo,” Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival (FIF-BH), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2015 Lensculture Emerging Talent Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California
2015 National Best Contemporary Photography 2015, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2015 Emerging Photographer’s Show, Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe-Shi, Japan
2015 Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York
2015 BIPA, Galeria Valid Photo, Barcelona, Spain
2015 Third Person, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH
2015 Portfolio Showcase 8, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
2014 Herald II, Main Branch Richmond Library, Richmond, Virginia
2014 “An Ocean of Possibilities,” 21st Nooderlicht Photofestival 2014, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2014 “This May Have Happened,” Filter Photo Festival, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2014 35 Candles, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2013 Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 The American Landscape, 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia
2012 Mimesis, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
2012 Winter Show, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, California
2012 Unbound, Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2012 Anniversary Exhibition, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2010 PS 19: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas
2010 PhotoSpiva Exhibition, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri
2007 Romanticism Restaged: The Romantic Impulse in Contemporary Art, SPAS Gallery, RIT, Rochester, New York
2007 Smoke Gallery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2006 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Photography Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York
2005 Northern National Art Competition (Award of Distinction), Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin!
2005 14th Annual New Images Exhibition, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia!
2005 Photography Image Biennial, Juried by Maggie Taylor, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
2004 Re: FOTO FUTURE, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
2004 Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial (Levinson Photography Award), Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, Virginia
2004 Photography and Digital Images, Juried by Katherine Ware, LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey
2004 In2Words:Numbers, Juried by Sarah Tanguy, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia
2001 Pixels: Contemporary Photography and the Computer, Visual Arts Center, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia
2001 American Photography Institute: National Seminar Fellows, NYU Photo Center, New York, New York
2000 10th Annual New Images Exhibition, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
2000 3rd Annual National Student Photography Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
2000 Graduate Thesis Show, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
2019 Pine Tree Ballads. Authored by Paul Thulin. Published by Candela Books, 2019. Hardcover, 198 pgs., edition of 750.
2019 Virginia Museum of Arts Library, Richmond, Virginia
2019 Cleveland Museum of Art Library, Cleveland, Ohio
2018 Capital One Collection, Richmond, Virginia
2016 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2005 Getty Collection and Archives, Los Angeles, California
2019 “On Death,” Kris Graves Project, New York, New York, 1 B/W image, September 2019: Print. 2 pgs.
2019 Abridged Magazine: “DELETE,” Belfast, Ireland, 2 color images, May 2019: Print. multiple pgs.
2019 Book Review “Living, Being, and Dying with the Pine Trees.” By Colin Pantall. PH Museum, 4 color images and text, June 2019: Web.
2019 Interview with Paul Thulin. “Paul Thulin Retells His Family's Folklore with Photographic Magic.“ By Jon Feinstein. Humble Arts Foundation, 14
color images and text, April 2019: Web
2019 Interview and Book Announcement, By Tom Seymour and Brennavan Sritharan. British Journal of Photography, 19 color images and text,
Februaury 2019: Web.
2019 “Richmond photographer Paul Thulin’s family-themed exhibit blurs fact and fiction at Candela,” By Amanda Villa Adams. Style Weekly
[Richmond], 1 color image and text, February 2019: Print
2016 Thulin, Paul. 3 color photographs in APhF:16 Athens Photo Festival, Athens: Hellenic Centre for Photography, 2016. 118-19.
2016 Thulin, Paul. 5 full color images and text in British Journal of Photography, May 2016. Print. multiple pgs.
2016 Artist Highlight, Feature Shoot, 2 color images and text, January 2016: Web.
2016 Artist Highlight Fotoweb, Fotografia Magazine, 1 B/w image, January 2016: Web.
2016 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Tom Seymour and Brennavan Sritharan. British Journal of Photography, 11 color images and text,
January 27, 2016: Web.
2016 Artist Highlight, Feature Shoot, 2 color images and text, January 2016: Web.
2015 Glasgow, Hamidah. Portfolio Showcase VIII, The Center for Fine Art Photography,
12 full color images and text pgs.102-109, 2015. Print. 127 pgs.
2015 Thulin, Paul. "The Big Ten." GUP Nov. 2015: 6 full color images and text pgs. 133-44. Print.
2015 Emerging Photographers' Show 2015." Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2015.
Kobe: UTAKATADO, 6 full color images pg 58, 2015. 70 pgs. Print.
2015 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Alexander Strecker. Lensculture, 20 color images and text, August 2015: Web.
2015 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Antone Dolezal. Paper Journal, 10 color images and text, April 2015: Web.
2014 Artist Highlight, Aint-Bad Magazine, 15 images and text, December 2014
2014 “Hark the Herald Two,” Style Weekly [Richmond], October 2014: Print.
2014 "Review: This May Have Happened/David Weinberg Photography." Newcity Art. N.p., 16 Sept. 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2014.
b/w image. “Cervantes’ Shadow”
2014 Melis, Wim, Hester Keijser, and D.H Mader. “An Ocean of Possibilities,” Groningen: Stichting Aurora Borealis, under the Auspices of Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, 5 full color images and text multiple pages, 2014. Print. 256 phs
2014 PLOT Volume 3: Hunting Ground, CCNY, May 2014: Print
2014 Feature Shoot, Artist Highlight, 10 color images, January 2014: Web
2013 Flak Photo | Photography Online, The Collection, September 2013: Web
2013 Newton, Karen. "Photographic Memory "Still Action" at 1708 Gallery Embraces the Little Mistakes."
Style Weekly [Richmond] May 2013: Print.
2013 Harley, Mark. "ACTING STILL." Richmond Arts Review. N.p., 29 April 2013.: Web
2013 Fraction Magazine, Issue #53, August 2013: Web
Honors and Awards
2019 Dean’s Research Grant ($7000), VCUarts, Richmond, VA
2018 Dean’s Exploratory Grant ($5000), VCUarts, Richmond, VA
2018 “Isla de las Palmas,” Shortlist 50, “Political Landscape” Guernsey Photography Festival | Raven Russia International Photography Competition,
2017 Landskrona Foto Festival (did not attend) - International Photography Festival (juried portfolio invitation), Landskrona, Sweden
2016 Winner: Best Series, Renaissance Photography Prize, London England
2016 Top 10 Finalist, Nera di Verzasca Award, Switzerland
2015 Shortlist 25, 2015 Gomma Photography Grant
2015 The Big Ten: International Emerging Talents, GUP Magazine
2015 $2500 Lensculture Emerging Talent Grant, San Francisco, California
2015 Encontros da Imagem (did not attend) - International Photography Festival (juried portfolio invitation), Braga, Portugal
2015 Honorable Mention, Hariban Award, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan
2015 Shortlist 15, Guernsey Photography Festival | Raven Russia International Photography Competition, Guernsey, Russia
2015 Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
2015 Juror's Commendation "Fellowship 16 International Photography Competition",
juror Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2014 Review Santa Fe (juried invitation), Santa Fe, New Mexico
2013 ACP Portfolio Review (juried invitation), Atlanta, Georgia
2013 Print Award, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 Conveyor Arts Exhibition Grant, Newark, New Jersey
2007 Review Santa Fe Participant (juried invitation), The Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2006 $5000 Fellowship in Photography, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Richmond, Virginia