Featured CPAC Member: Paul Sisson


Member Since: 2011

Sisson’s series Not So Far From Here seeks beauty in non-traditional places, shows a crumbling rural culture, and finds humor in simple and subtle ways.


Paul Sisson joined CPAC in 2011 as an intern and has been with us ever since – first as our installation manger in 2013, and now a member of our Board of Directors.

Represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, Sisson has exhibited across the country in a wide array of solo and group exhibitions and publications. Most recently, his work has been on view at the Masur Museum of Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, CPAC, Center for Fine Art Photography, and published in Fraction Magazine.

STATEMENT: Not So Far From Here

Sisson’s ongoing series, Not So Far From Here, captures a unique portrait of the Western American landscape. Seeking beauty in non-traditional places, his images emphasize the journey, rather than the destination, and explore the things that can be found by slowing down and taking in the world that lies beyond the tunnel vision that so often dominates our daily lives.  Over the last several years, Sisson has been collecting these scenes during open-ended, unplanned road trips throughout the Western states. Originating from his home in Colorado, he has traveled through 21 states and driven over 21,000 miles spanning 16 separate trips since 2012. He holds a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado Denver and currently resides in Arvada.