Paul Chojnowski was born in New England and attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York, receiving his B.A. in Painting and Art History. Taking courses with Warren Rosser and Stanley Lewis, he studied briefly at the Kansas City Art Institute. He began his professional career in the 80’s while living in Atlanta and has since returned to his native Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Paul’s work has evolved over the years through periods of geometric abstraction, while incorporating his figurative academic training. Throughout his career, a distinguishing characteristic has been the use of nontraditional media and tools in his art making. His current work, images burned into paper and wood, is an extension of that predisposition; these burned drawings evolved as a result of his conscious effort to embrace art historical traditions, while rejecting conventional processes.