Born in Oceanside, CA and raised in rural Missouri, Paul DeVille received his BFA in Studio Art w/Emphasis in Photography at the University of South Carolina in December of 2014. Paul currently resides in the Kansas City area and is actively making photographs.
Since 2006, Paul has been active as a freelance photographer specializing in concert photography. Clients have included Metal Blade Records, Universal Music Group, Century Media, RoadRunner Records, and numerous other major recording labels and publicity companies. Most recently, Paul was the campaign photographer for Mayor Steve Benjamin in Columbia, SC.
His personal work explores landscapes, portraiture, exploring the lives of those that are blind, and currently the condition of the rural Midwest in the midst of decline due to highway bypass.
In 2014, Paul's work was on display at the McKissick Museum as part of a Southern Studies exhibition on communities in the rural south and also showed his thesis exhibition at Gallery 80808 in Columbia, SC. In 2015, Paul showed his first solo exhibition at The Art Factory, in Overland Park, KS.
Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest, Paul's most current work explores the ideology and stigma behind and barriers that are faced in the role of the non-traditional father.