education

1949 Born at La Glace, Alberta, Canada.
Education
1969 - 1972 Sheridan College School of Design - Honours Diploma, Furniture/Wood.
1972 James Krenov, Master Cabinetmaker, Stockholm, Sweden - Private Student.
Professional Experience
Furniture Design, Product Design, Exhibit Design, Interior Design, Marine Design, Graphic Design, Sculpture, plus production and one-of-a-kind manufacturing:
2010 - 2015 Qijuk Design Innovations Inc. - Design Director
2001 - PAULEPP.COM INC.
1999 - 2000 Fabre Exhibitry - Principal.
1997 - 1999 Alphaform Exhibits + Design - Design Director.
1995 - 1997 Epp Atelier, Independent Furniture Designers - Principal.
1989 - 1995 Aggregation Contract Furniture - Founding Partner, Creative Director.
1988 - 1989 Epp and Stewart, Interior Designers - Partner.
1987 - 1988 Muskoka Fine Watercraft - Partner, Vice President.
1981 - 1987 Ambiant Woodworks Limited - Design Director.
1973 - 1981 Epp Studio, Designers and Makers - Principal.
1973 Muller & Stewart Limited, Industrial Designers - Designer.
Voluntary Professional Activities
1999 - 2009 Design for monuments in Ukraine
1999 Kortitsa '99 (Mennonites in Russia), Exhibit design, Zaporozhe, Ukraine
1998 The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario, Vice President.
1990 - 1992 The Group for Design in Business, Founding Board member.
1990 The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Council member.
1984 - 1988 The Mennonite Centre, Member of the Library committee.
1979 - 1980 The Ontario Woodworker's Association, Founding President.
1979 - 1984 Visual Arts Ontario, the Art in Architecture committee.
1979 - 1981 CarFac, Regional representative.
1978 Canadian Crafts Council, Delegate to the World Crafts Council, Japan.
1978 - 1980 Member of the International Committee.
1974 - 1997 The Ontario Crafts Council, Various Committee Memberships.
1975 The Craft Collaborative, Founding member.
1974 - 1983 Artist's Cooperative Toronto, Founding member.
Professional Achievements/Exhibitions (selected)
2005 Convergence, An Australian and American Studio Furniture ExhibitionSan Diego, San Francisco, Chicago.
1990 Prototypical, The Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto.
1987 Art in Everyday Life, Power Plant, Toronto.
1987 Chairs, Designed and Made in Ontario, touring exhibition.
1987 Exhibition, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Gallery.
1987 Mennonite Bicentennial Visual Arts Exhibit, The Meeting House, St. Jacobs, Harbourfront, Toronto.
1986 The Creative Spark '86, The MacDonald Gallery, Toronto.
1978 Artisan '78, Canadian Crafts Council Nat. Touring Exhibition.
1976 Faces of Canada, The Canadian Guild of Crafts (Quebec).
1975 Language of Wood, Burchfield Center. Buffalo, New York.
1974 Two man show with Stephen Harris, The Craft Gallery.
Collections
  Museum of Civilization, Ottawa - The Ontario Crafts Council Permanent Collection and the Massey Foundation Collection.
Competitions
1981 Jeux Canada Games, Outdoor Sculpture for the Thunder Bay Sportsplex.
Professional Recognition and Awards
1998 Best of Canada Design Award
1992 IIDEX 92, Innovative Product Award.
1986 The Roscoe Award.
1984 Design Canada, Award of Merit.
1984 IBD, Product Design Award.
1971 ODDT, Ontario Furniture Design Award.
Grants
1976, 1978 Ontario Arts Council.
1972 Design Canada Study Grant.
1972 The Canadian Guild of Crafts (Ontario).
Selector/Juror
2011 The Design Exchange annual awards
2011 International Design Award, Herford, Germany
1998 Kootenay Value Added Wood Symposium.
1995 The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection.
1992 The Colombian National Contest for Urban Furniture.
1989 The Toronto Arts Awards.
1985 The Canada Council.
1984 The Bronfman Award.
1979 The Ontario Arts Council.
1979 The Prince Edward Island Craft Association.
1978 Northwestern Ontario Craft Association.
2013 AWFS Freshwood Competition, Las Vegas
Publications (selected)
1988 AWorld Wide Interiors, Rikuyo-Sha, Japan.
1982 Art in Architecture, Visual Arts Ontario.
1981 The Craftsman's Way, U of T Press.
1980 Twentieth Century Furniture, Van Nostrand Reinhold.
1975 Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, Studio Vista.
Teaching Experience - Full Time Permanent Appointment
2011 - 2015 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Chair, Industrial Design
2010 Ontario College of Art & Design University, Co-Chair, Industrial Design
2006 - 2016 Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto (Professor)
Part Time Sessional Appointments
1993 - 2006 Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto
1974 - 1976, 1989 - 1997 Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto.
1976 - 1977, 1988 - 1991 Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design.
1988 The International Academy of Design, Toronto; Nice, France.
1979 Humber College, Toronto.
1978 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
Continuing Education
1975 - 1977 The Three Schools of Art, Toronto.
1974 - 1976 Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Haliburton.
1973 - 1978 Mohawk College, Seneca College, Sheridan College.
Guest Lectures
2001 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
1996 The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York.
1995 The University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
1992, 1993 The Association of Colombian Industrial Designers, Bogota, Colombia.
1991 IIDEX, Toronto.
1979, 1986 The Saskatchewan Crafts Council, Saskatoon.
1979 The Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Development Assoc., St. John's.
1978 Holland College, P.E.I.
Memberships
  The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Paul Epp