Paul Anagnostopoulos (b. 1991 Merrick, NY) is an artist whose paintings explore mythological desire and melancholy through contemporary queer narratives. He graduated with his MFA in Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College in 2023 and earned his BFA in Studio Art and Art History from New York University in 2013. Anagnostopoulos presented solo exhibitions at Dinner Gallery (New York, NY), Leslie-Lohman Project Space (New York, NY), and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Reading, Pennsylvania). His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Archives and Library, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale University. Anagnostopoulos participated in 11 acclaimed artist residencies in the states and abroad, most notably the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), and the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (Reykjavík, Iceland). His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, Artnet News, and VICE. Anagnostopoulos is based in New York, NY.



MFA, Studio Art, CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY, Summa Cum Laude.


BFA, Studio Art and Art History, New York University, New York, NY, Summa Cum Laude.



When Heroes Fall, Dinner Gallery, New York, NY.

Transfer My Tragedy, OCHI Projects, Online.


We Can Be Heroes, Leslie-Lohman Project Space, New York, NY.

Paul Anagnostopoulos, 405_Gallery, Online.


Holding Out For A Hero, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.



Prismatic Universe, Mama Projects, New York, NY (two-person exhibition).

Queer Naturalism, Auxier Kline, New York, NY.


Estuary: MFA Thesis Exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY.

Reminisce, Hollis Taggart, New York, NY.

December Selection, David Zwirner's Platform + Mama Projects, Online.

The Four Horsemen, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY.

Who's To Say I Am Awake; Are You?, Geary Contemporary, Millerton, NY.

Dazzle: LGBT+ VC, Radio Park, New York, NY.

Muddling the Middle, Testudo, Online.


Graphite Stew, Upper Market Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Exhibitionist, House of X, New York, NY.

Punta De Vista, Art at The Citadel, Miami, FL.


Expanded Field, OCHI Aux, Los Angeles, CA.

Ode to Green, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

New Ideal, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO.

QUE(e)RY, LatchKey Gallery, New York, NY.

Beauty at the Swamp's Center, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY.

Set/Rise, Art at The Citadel, Miami, FL.

New Visions, Vantage Art Projects, Online.

Pride, Vermont Studio Center, Online.

Heatwave, Dodomu Gallery, Online.

Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2021: Raw Anatomy, Tom of Finland Foundation, Online.

In Sickness and In Health, Curina, Online.

Hellenic Art, Hellenic Museum of Michigan, Detroit, MI.

February 2021 Collection, Paradice Palase, Online.

The Era of Change, Visionary Projects, Online.

Clothesline Art Sale, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY.

Flat File, Deanna Evans Projects, Online.


Unnatural Intimacy, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY.

Keep for Old Memoirs, Young Space, Online.

What is Fear?, Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, Online.

Celestial Opera, Human Cathedrals, Paradice Palase, Online.

Trust Fall, Hunter College MFA Program, Online.

Unleashing Magic, Create! Magazine + PxP Contemporary, Online.

Bull in a China Shop, Tchotchke Gallery, Online.

The Quarantine Collection, Banditto Art + Dynamisk, Online.

Fountain of Youth, Saint Maison Gallery, Online.

Science / Fiction, Curina, Online.

Pink Out Loud, Curina, Online.

Doable Guys Art Fair, Doable Guys, Online.

Technicolor Heroes, temp.img, Online.

That's How The Light Gets In, AucArt, Online.

Medusa, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX.

Own The Night, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX.


Ad Astra Per Aspera, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.

Summer 2019, Boccara Art Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY.

RE: RE: RE: patterns, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Chlorine Tidal Wave, Field Projects, New York, NY.

WERQ, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Terra & Tide, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX.


Reclaiming My Pride, One World Trade Center, New York, NY.

Barberini, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ.

Bathers and The Backroom, Four Eleven Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

Endless Editions Biennial: Optimism, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY.

Memento, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

 Frabjous, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY.

RE: RE: patterns, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Dream Electric, LIC Arts Open Gallery, Long Island City, NY.

Small Works 2018 Online Exhibition, Trestle Gallery, Online.


Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.

Endless Editions, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY.

Convergence, NYU Kimmel Galleries, New York, NY.

Botanical, Local Project, Long Island City, NY.

Unveiled, HallSpace, Boston, MA.


Endless Biennial 2016, 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY.

A Symptom of the Universe, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

We're Glad You're Here!, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

April, The Maxon Mills Gallery, Wassaic, NY.

PMF VII, Baltimore Design School, Baltimore, MD.

Prints & Inks, Possible Worlds, Ottawa, Canada.

Philadelphia Art Book Fair, The Annex on Filbert, Philadelphia, PA.

Gefa & Taka, Give & Take, The SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.

BHQFU Book Fair, BHQFU, Brooklyn, NY.

Luchar, Centro Bharati, Guanajuato, Mexico (two-person exhibition).


Odds and Ends Art Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

Face to Face: Blind Date, Bienale Neodvisnih, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Salonukah, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY.

You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

6x6x2015, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY.

Lusus Naturae, Factory 339, Huntington, NY.


The Dream, Chashama Gallery, New York, NY.

6x6x2014, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY.

Hecho en Mexico, AIAR, Akumal, Mexico.


10"x10", Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY.

Steinhardt USG Awards Gala, NYU Kimmel Center, New York, NY.

Oro, NYU Commons Gallery and Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

Four by Six: Six by Four, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO.

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (lacda), Los Angeles, CA.


Selected Prints: Etching with Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith, NYU, New York, NY.

Fall 2012 Senior Honors Studio, NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY.

The Resurrection Show, Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY.

Ordinary Excess, 253 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Steinhardt USG Awards Gala, NYU Kimmel Center, New York, NY.

Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, Leslie-Lohman Museum Annex, New York, NY.

Salon Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

10, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery Pop-Up, New York, NY.


Group Grope Curated by Kathe Burkhart, The Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

Transpire, The Charles Nolan Store, New York, NY. 



Art House of San Clemente, San Clemente, CA.


The Maple Terrace Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY.


Artist in Residence at the Hafnarborg Museum, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.


Painting Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

Open Studio Residency at Brooklyn Art Space & Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

The Guanajuato Residency at the AIAR, Guanajuato, Mexico.

The Wassaic Artist Residency at the Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.

The SÍM Residency at the Association of Icelandic Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland.


Copy Shop Residency at Endless Editions, New York, NY and The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ.


The Akumal International Artist Residency (AIAR), Akumal, Mexico.

Rancho Paradiso, Joshua Tree, CA.



Reclamation and Care in Hunter College's MFA Thesis Exhibition. Web. Hyperallergic.

What to See at Upstate Art Weekend. Web. Artnet News.

Modern Myths, More Than Ever. Print + Web. The Lakeville Journal.

Selected Paintings from SPRING/BREAK NYC 2023. Web. Two Coats of Paint.


Greek Mythology as an Allegory for Gay Dating. Web. Hyperallergic.

Paul Anagnostopoulos on Painting as Grief, Joy, and Everything in Between. Web. Testudo.

An Electrified Canova Masterpiece Oozing with Homoerotic Heat. Web. Surface. Artist Feature. Web. Out Magazine.


Editors' Picks "QUE(e)RY". Web. Artnet News.

Editors' Picks "Launch of apparel editions + art". Web. Artnet News.


Pictures from the Thessaloniki Queer Arts FestivalWeb. VICE.

Editors' Picks "Bull in a China Shop". Web. Artnet News.

In The Studio. Web. AucArt Magazine.

InterviewPrint + Web. Friend of The Artist.

Editors' Picks "Keep for Old Memoirs" + Header Image. Web. Artnet News.


Editors' Picks "Ad Astra Per Aspera". Web. Artnet News.


 'Holding Out For A Hero' challenges male emotions with stylized ancient formatsPrint and Web. Reading Eagle.

Editors' Picks "Reclaiming My Pride". Web. Artnet News.

Reclaiming My Pride. Print. Metrosource NY.

Four Eleven Gallery. Print. Provincetown Magazine.

Editors' Picks "Endless Editions Biennial". Web. Artnet News.

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Paul Anagnostopoulos. Web. Metrosource.


NYU News Release. Web. New York University.

The Daily Free Press. Web. Boston University.


The Commons and Rosenberg Gallery "Oro". Web. NYU Steinhardt.


An Unexpected Request. Print and Web. The New York Times.

Rosenberg Gallery "Group Grope" curated by Kathe Burkhart. Web. NYU Steinhardt.



Selected Artist, Artsin Square, Web.


Studio Image Project, Friend of The Artist, Print.


MFA Issue #153, New American Paintings, Print + Web.

Northeast Issue #152, New American Paintings, Print + Web.

Virtual Artist in Residence, Holly and the Neighbors, Web.

Issue 04, Warm Bros Magazine, Print.

Spring 2021: Rebirth, Assemblage Journal, Web.


Volume 11, Friend of The Artist, Print.

Studio Visit, Virtual Studio Visit Network, Web.

Archive 02Saint Maison Gallery, Print.

Volume 4, Envision Arts Magazine, Print.

Issue 01, Florence Contemporary Gallery, Web.

This Empty Space by Paul AnagnostopoulosPostscript Magazine, Web.


Artist Feature: The HeroEnvision Arts Magazine, Web.

Monster In My Bed & Others by Paul AnagnostopoulosPostscript Magazine, Web.

Daily Trumpet, Jonathan Horowitz, Web.


SPRTS Special Edition #3 (Chess), Endless Editions, Print.


Zine II, Panty Hoes, Print.


Backstage Magazine, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Print. 

BRIO: Literature Journal, NYU BRIO, Print.

THREE, Yolk Inc, Print.         


BRIO: Literature Journal, NYU BRIO, Print.

Four by Six, Six by Four, Colorado Mesa University, Print.


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY.

MoMA Archives and Library, New York, NY.

New York Public Library, New York, NY.

Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

Washington University's Special Collections, St. Louis, MO.

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO.

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO.

Denver Zine Library, Denver, CO.

Endless Editions, New York, NY.

Private Collections in NY, NJ, CA, TX, FL, MO, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico.


Sean Scully Studio, New York, NY. 2018-19.

Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY. 2014-16.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. 2013.



K*SS ME IM IN SH, Print. Fort Gondo Zine Library. St. Louis, MO.


The Den of the Lioness-Peggy Guggenheim, Web. The Boulevardiers.


Greetings from Grand Central, Printed Matter, New York, NY, Print.

A Walking Tour of NYC Street Art, Printed Matter, New York, NY, Print.



February MyMA Grant Honorable Mention, MyMA, Web.


NYU Alumni Speaker, New York University, New York, NY.

The Richard Hirsch Award for Students in the Arts, New York University, New York, NY.

The William and Pearl C. Helbein Scholarship, New York University, New York, NY.

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