Curriculum Vitae

Paul Atroshenko

Born, Hong Kong, 1937.
Migrated to Australia in 1953.


Secondary Education

King George V School, Hong Kong.
Awarded Cambridge Overseas School Certificate in 1952.

Tertiary Education

Five year Painting Diploma Course at the National Art School, Sydney.
Awarded the Diploma of Associateship of Sydney Technical College (A.S.T.C.) in Art-Painting in 1959.

Six years of private art studies in Europe, from 1963 to 1968, with the generous assistance of the Gemini Trust, a private cultural trust based in the United Kingdom.

In 1991, awarded the Master of Fine Art (By Research) by the University of New South Wales.


From 1963, began to sell paintings and drawings privately in the United Kingdom. This income was supplemented by the Gemini Trust, which also provided free accommodation in Pimlico, London.

Took part in a group show at the Woodstock Gallery, London, c1965.

Returned to Australia in September 1968, and began selling my work through the Artarmon Galleries in Sydney.

1971, solo exhibition, Prouds Gallery, Sydney

1973, a survey exhibition of my paintings at the University of New South Wales.

1974, solo exhibition, Prouds Gallery.

1976, solo exhibition of paintings and prints at the Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney.

1980, solo exhibition of paintings at the Holdsworth Galleries.

1990, Master of Fine Art Presentation at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.

1992, solo exhibition of paintings at the Holdsworth Galleries.

1995, a survey show of paintings at the Orange Regional Gallery.

1998, solo exhibition at the Savah Gallery, Sydney.

2004, group show at the Done Art Gallery.

2006 group show at the Done Art Gallery


University of Sydney.

Reserve Bank of Australia.


1971 to 1974: Part-time art lecturer with the National Art School in Sydney.

From 1975 till 1996, full-time art lecturer with the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (first when it was known as The School of Art, Alexander Mackie CAE, and then as the City Art Institute).

Since retiring from the University in 1996, I have been learning how to use some of the marvellous digital applications that are now available to artists of all kinds. My main tool has been Adobe Photoshop.

I have also learnt to design and build websites, and I have launched into digital video filming and editing. My only regret is that the digital revolution didn't happen forty years ago!