Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician. He was a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient in 2017. In 2013-2015, he was the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University named him an iCubed (Inclusion, Inquiry, and
Innovation) visiting arts fellow embedded at the Institute for Contemporary Art. Residencies include MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Ucross Foundation, Art OMI, Banff Centre, Pilchuck Glass School, Rauschenberg Residency, Joan Mitchell Residency, Hemera Artist Retreat, Air Serenbe, Creative Alliance, and the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, Italy.