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Collins is an Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Paul has a MFA in Painting from Yale and has been a resident at Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Paul has a wide range of professional experience, from his work as technologist at various entertainment companies (MTV, New Line Cinema and Showtime Networks) to his work as an artist and educator having served as Artistic Director of Painting and Chair of Exhibitions and Artist Projects at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado. Paul has curated shows and organized artist projects for a wide range of artists including James Surls, Betty Woodman, Kim Dickey, Julia Jacquette, Mickalene Thomas, William Pope.L, Lee Walton, Mala Iqbal, Kenny Scharf, David Humphrey, Charles Long, Michael Kreuger, Jason Rogenes, and Takashi Nakazato.