Paul Maher has previously been a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize (2018 and 2017), the Muswellbrook Art Prize (2017), the Brisbane Art Prize (2017), the Redlands Art Prize (2016), the Kilgore Art Prize (2015 and a recipient of the Mornington Peninsula Residency (2017). He has staged solo exhibitions at Gallery 139, Newcastle Art Space and Galleries Fleur d’Or Paris (1999) and was curated into group shows at Sydney Contemporary Hunter Prints and Paper (2018), Aro Gallery, Darlinghurst (2018), University of Newcastle Gallery (2017), The Depot, Sydney (2016), Recent Acquisitions Newcastle Art Gallery (1998) and Shifting Grounds, Art Gallery of NSW (1990).

Maher’s work is held in the collections of Newcastle Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Sculpture Garden and private collections in Australia, France, Ireland and New Zealand.

Maher has been making and exhibiting art for over 30 years in Australia and overseas. Raised in the Hunter Valley, he trained in Visual Arts at the University of Newcastle, completing his postgraduate in Painting.