Paul LaRiviere is a printmaker who has extensive experience with etching, woodblock, linocut , lithography, and mono print media. He graduated from California State University at Los Angeles with a Master's degree in fine art and psychology and obtained registration as an art therapist. Paul retired from the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Counselor and lives in Morro Bay. He has been the Art Curator for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of San Luis Obispo since March 2005. As such, he has curated numerous shows by local GLBTQ and other artists at the GALA center over the past nine years. Paul has co-chaired the Central Coast Printmakers associated with the San Luis Obispo Art Museum.
" I am currently interested in playing with prints in a three dimensional format. The paper used is printmaking lends itself beautifully to folding, cutting and manipulating to make interesting shapes. The new Structures become books to read in a different way, which makes the printmaking more dynamic.