Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Internationally collected artist E. J. Paprocki was born in Chicago, IL in 1971. An avid painter since childhood, he studied Business and Fine Art at Loyola University in Chicago. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Paprocki augmented his formal art studies with extensive travels in Europe, painting and visiting the great museums. Exhibited widely, he has been featured in 18 one-man exhibitions and many prestigious group shows on two continents. His work has received critical acclaim and has been featured in several national magazines including Art of the West, Southwest Art, Gulfshore Life, and International Artist. Paprocki’s works have graced the walls of The White House, the U.S. Embassies in Kuwait and Uruguay and many large corporations. In 2013, The University of Notre Dame commissioned the artist to create four monumental murals for their permanent collection. His paintings hang in more than 1000 public, private and corporate collections in over a dozen countries around the world.

TIMELINE
2017-Solo Exhibition, DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL
                                                                                                                                                        -Travels and Paints in France, Belgium, Holland, Arizona and Florida
2016- Travels and Paints in Ireland, Arizona, and Utah
                                                                                                                                                        - Solo Exhibition, DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, Fl
                      
2013-Commissioned by Notre Dame University to create 4 monumental murals depicting the University campus, for the permanent collection of The Morris Inn.

– Solo Exhibition, DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

Feature Article- “Paprocki’s Plein-Air Impressionism Pays Homage to Irish Roots,” by Tom Hall,The Examiner.com

2012-Feature Article-“Artful Destination” Naples Illustrated, Nov. Issue
Featured in Book- “100 Artists of the Midwest,” by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer 2012
 – Feature Article- “For Impressionist E.J. Paprocki, Less is Certainly More,” by Tom Hall,The Examiner.com

– Travels to England, Ireland, and France

– Solo Exhibition- DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

2011-Solo Exhibition-Hildt Galleries, Chicago

– Solo Exhibition-DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Feature Article- “EJ Paprocki,” The Examiner.com

– Travels to France

– Exhibits at Greenland Gallery, Dingle, Ireland

2010-Solo Exhibition-DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Travels to Belgium, France, and England

– Exhibits at Greenlane Gallery, Paris, France

2009-Solo Exhibition-DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Solo Exhibition-Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

– Feature Article- “Inject Energy and Excitement into your Painting Process,” International Artist Magazine, Feb-Mar issue

2008-Solo Exhibition-DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples,FL

– Solo Exhibition-Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2007-Solo Exhibition – “Costa del Sol and Beyond” Debruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

2006-Solo Exhibition – “The Bruges and Salzburg Collection,” DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– “Christmas Miniatures Show,” Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX Feature Article – “International Artist Magazine”

2005-Solo Exhibition – “England and Ireland Revisited,” DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Solo Exhibition – “The 2005 Fall Collection,” Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2004-Solo Exhibition – “Impressions of England,” DeBruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Solo Exhibition – “New Works 2004,” Sigman’s Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
– “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati, OH – “Christmas Miniatures Show,” Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX
– Feature Article – “Eliciting an Emotional Response,” Art of the West, May/June

– “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati, OH

– “Christmas Miniatures Show,” Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX

2003-Solo Exhibition – “Collection 2003,” Debruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Group Exhibition – “Graceful Discoveries,” Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX – “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati, OH

 2002-Solo Exhibition – “England, An Artistic Sojourn,” Debruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– Solo Exhibition – “E.J. Paprocki,” Gallerie Je Reviens, Westport, CT
– “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati, OH
– “Christmas Miniatures Show,” Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX


2001-Solo Exhibition – “The Antrim Coast,” Debruyne Fine Art, Naples, FL

– “Great American Artists,” Cincinnati, OH – Group Exhibition – “Chicago City Scapes,” Hilligoss Galleries, Chicago, IL

2000-Group Exhibition – Palm Beach, FL

1999-Solo Exhibition – “E.J. Paprocki,” Gallerie Je Reviens, Westport, CT

– Solo Exhibition – “E.J. Paprocki, Reflections,” Wally findlay, Chicago, IL

1998-Solo Exhibition – “E.J. Paprocki,” Gallerie Je Reviens, Westport, CT

– Painting exhibited at U.S. Embassy, Kuwait City, Kuwait

1997-Commissioned by The White House to paint program cover for The Pageant of Peace

– Wins “Jurors Choice Award,” Oil Painters of America National Exhibition – Paintings exhibited at U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

1996-Solo Exhibition – “E.J. Paprocki,” Gallerie Je Reviens, Westport, CT

– Group Exhibition – Stables Gallery, Northern Ireland

1995-Group Exhibition – New York City

1993-Solo Exhibition, “Fine Impressionism,” Newman Gallery, Boston, MA
– Graduates from Loyola University of Chicago, Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

1992-Group Exhibition, Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1989-Paints series of Landmark American Hotels
Sells first painting, a portrait of the Plaza Hotel in New York City to Donald Trump.

1978-Begins Painting at age 7

Additional Information
Selected Public Collections:

  • The White House, Washington D.C.
  • IBM
  • MBNA Bank
  • Borg Warner
  • R.R. Donnelley
  • Plaza Hotel, New York City
  • Mayfair Regent Hotel, New York City
  • Marriott Hotel, New York City
  • Ritz Carlton Hotel, Naples, FL
  • Whitehall Hotel, Chicago
  • The Tremont, Chicago
  • Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
  • The University of Notre Dame

Private Collections In:

  • Canada 
  • England
  • Japan 
  • Ireland
  • France 
  • Belgium
  • Germany 
  • India
  • Switzerland 
  • Greece
  • and United States

Periodicals:

  • International Artist
  • Art of the West
  • Southwest Art
  • Culfshore Life
  • Palm Springs Daily News
  • The Chicago Sun Times
  • N, The Magazine of Naples
  • Naples Illustrated
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