Biography

An internationally recognized artist and a leading figure among Chicago Imagists, Ed Paschke was a participant of scores of museum and gallery exhibitions in America, Europe and Asia, and a recipient of many awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Retrospectives of his work were held at the Art Institute of Chicago, Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and travelled to Dallas, Houston and Omaha.  Historical surveys of paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NY  and the Louvre Museum in Paris have included his works.

Paschke’s works are in permanent collections of major American and European museusm, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Centre George Pompidou in Paris and the Louvre Museum.

Ed Paschke was represented by the Maya Polsky Gallery until his death, on November 25, 2004. The Gallery continues to have access to the best and most important works by Ed Paschke on the secondary market.  We also always have available limited edition electronic prints by Paschke, known as PHSColograms (pronounced “scalograms”, it’s an acronym for Photography Sculpture Computer)

PHSColograms are a result of collaboration between Ed Paschke and a computer team at the (art)n computer lab in Chicago.  (art)n invented and perfected the computer program that allowed Paschke to paint inside the computer software, and the output was printed on a giant lenticular “slide”. It is, then, placed inside a regular light box, to enable the viewer to actually see the image.  The illusion of 3 D is only an illusion, achieved through the computer technology.  Brooklyn Museum of Art invited the PHSColograms to participate in their Print Biennale, and has classified these works as “electronic limited-edition prints”.