Sculptor Paul Vexler’s interests lay in creating a visual and spatial experience that remained grounded in an intersection of art, mathematics, and physics. His wood and aluminum forms evolved from his understanding of geometry in the natural world and his expertise with large-scale materials. Vexler’s sculptures often express unique possibilities within wood or aluminum, exploring elegantly twisting loops that bend and curve into hanging intricate knots.
Paul Vexler received his BFA from Penn State University, Centre County, PA. He showed his work around the country, including at Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT; and Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID. Vexler created permanent public art installations for the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, Delta Airlines Sky Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA and the Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA among others. His sculptures are in collections including Swedish Hospital, Issaquah, WA; King County Library System, Auburn, WA; and Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
After achieving his dreams in sculpture and public art, as well as personally with family and friends, Paul Vexler passed away late in 2022 at the age of 75.