Born in New York, Paul Tamanian has lived in Tallahassee, Florida since receiving his degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. He came into ceramics relatively late in life, in his mid-thirties. After discovering clay, he rapidly gained basic skill and then began his technical innovations.
From his first exhibition at a small gallery in the historic village of Havana, Florida in 1992, he has gone on to exhibit and sell works in prestigious galleries across the United States. He now produces not only two-dimensional paintings on metal, but large, three-dimensional, painted aluminum sculptures.
These works, some as large as ten feet, are expressive abstract designs, brilliantly colorful, with a mixture of organic and geometric shapes.