Paul Moncus is a visual artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His work focuses primarily on the “human condition” and spans such subjects as portraiture, the lived in landscape, and everyday life, with occasional adventures into conceptual art, expressionism, and abstraction. Moncus received his BFA in studio art at Texas State University in 1999 where he studied drawing and painting. When he isn’t making visual art he can be found reading, creating music, or photographing and working on motorcycles and automobiles.

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Abandoned Building North IH 35 and Highway 183

Curriculum Vitae

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions


2024 “Infrastructure Project: Abatements”, The Museum of Pocket Art, Various Sites

2011 “SPREAD” with William Hundley, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2008 “The World Is Making Us Look Bad”, with William Hundley, Stacey Farrar, and Peter VonDiest, Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 “Under the Microscope, Standing on Glass” with William Hundley and Sean Ripple, Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 “Impressively Technical Abstract Remedies and Opportunities” (performance collaboration with J.Haley), Co-Lab, Austin, TX

2006 “SWELL”, Else Madsen Gallery, Austin, TX


Selected Group Exhibitions


2024 “Texas National Competition and Exhibition”, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

2023 “A Sense of Place”, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

2013 “The Drawing Show (2nd Annual)”, Pump Project, Austin, TX

2012 “Think Unsexy Thoughts”, Wardenclyffe Gallery, Austin, TX

2012 “Arts Across Borders”, The Monstrosity, Austin, TX

2012 “The Drawing Show”, Pump Project, Austin, TX

2009 “Booksmart”, (collaboration on piece “This Business of Art” with William Hundley), Okay Mountain, Austin, TX

2009 “Co-Lab’s Birthday/Anniversary + 4th Of July/Independence Day Party” Co-Lab, Austin, TX

2009 “Spacebook”, project for Cantanker Magazine conceived by Michael Merck, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2008 “Holiday Hipster Snow-Ball Party and Fundraiser” for Cantanker Magazine, Co-Lab, Austin, TX

2008 “8th Annual Alumni Invitational” curated by Mary Mikel Stump, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2008 “The Empty Box”, Box 13, Houston, TX

2008 “Multipaintiplication”, Co-Lab, Austin, TX

2008 “Night Owl and Early Bird”, Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 “EXCESS [Installation Overload]” curated by Christina Hiett, Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 “Paraphernalia” (collaborating with William Hundley as “Peter VonDiest”), Pump Projects, Austin, TX

2007 “Bio-Fucked”, Vtrue Artspace, San Antonio, TX

2006 – 2007 “:Retroreflection:”, Else Madsen Gallery, Austin, TX

2002 “Faces IV”, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

2000 New Mexico Art League Member Show, Albuquerque, NM

1999 “Artworks”, selected work from faculty and students at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX




2018 Illustration of women with Hereditary Angioedema for Maryam Ayazi MD for international presentations on Hereditary Angioedema 

2007 Here Come the Mandible CD cover, packaging, and artwork

2002 These Little Pieces of Me by Myria Mandell, interior and cover illustrations


Artist Lecture


“Slide Jam”, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX June 19, 2007


Other Exhibitions


2024 Fire Recovery Exhibition, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2013 Vuka Art Night, Vuka, Austin, TX

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 “5 x 7 Art Splurge and Exhibition” ArtHouse/AMOA, Austin, TX

2011, 2010 “Paramount Theatre Gala”, Austin, TX

2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 “E.A.S.T at Co-Lab”, Austin, TX

2011 “110-4-100”, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 “AYW Art Show”, American Youthworks, Austin, TX (as faculty)

2009 “Pretend You Are Rich”, art auction, Pump Project, Austin, TX

2009, 2008 “Red Hot, Red Dot”, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX




“Delayed Diagnosis In Children and Adolescents with Hereditary Angioedema, “Self Portrait” used as illustration of Hereditary Angioedema in presentations by Maryam Ayazi MD, June 2016

“Ein HAE Patient malt seine Attacken Wir stellen den Maler Paul Moncus aus den USA vor”, HAE – BLATT Informationsheft Nr. 2, December 2009

Cantanker Magazine issue 7 titled “Identity”, “Spacebook: a project by Michael Merck with photographs by Matt Cowan, February 2009

Salvador Castillo, “The World Is Making Us Look Bad,” Art Review, Austin Chronicle, February 5, 2008

Cantanker Magazine issue 3 ½, a juried show in print form, Summer, 2007

Sari Krosinski, “Instinct, Honesty Serve Self-Published Poet Well,” Daily Lobo, September 9, 2002. Regarding Illustrations for These Little Pieces of Me by Myria Mandell, 2002


Teaching Experience


2006 – 2011: Teacher, Art and Multimedia, American Youthworks Charter High School, Austin, Texas