A teaching artist and curator, Newman holds his MA with Distinction, Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England, and his Honours BA, Fine Art, University of Reading. Paul teaches at Birmingham School of Art & Loughborough University School of Art
The artist is the recipient of various awards including multiple Arts Council of England Grants (2015, 2014, 2012 and 2006), The Nottingham Castle Open and The West Midlands Open Photography Prize, 2012, among others.
Group exhibitions include; 2021 Darkness at Noon APT Gallery London, 2017 Contemporary Masters from Britain Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China, 2017 The Future at The Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Coventry.
Solo exhibitions include: 2019 Its Not the End of the World, Birmingham School of Art, 2018 English Gothic, Artifact, Stirchley, Birmingham. 2015 Stage, mac Birmingham, 2013 After the Flood, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery
Curated group projects include Monster Club I & II 2013 -17, 2017 Real Fabrications for Stryx Gallery, Birmingham.
Performance works include; The Rehearsal of Frankenstein & Don’t be Afraid with Nita Newman 2018-2020 for Styx & Vivid, Birmingham. Zero hrs & Napkin with David Miller 2015 & 2012, Selfridges Birmingham & The Vaults Birmingham
Newman’s work is found in the New Art Gallery Wallsall, Priseman Seabrook Collection, United Kingdom, The Jiangsu Museum of Art, China, and numerous international private collections.
Newman is a member of Contemporary British Painting and currently interviews artists for their artist of the month section.