Paul Soulellis (b. 1968, Huntington, NY) is an American graphic designer, artist, publisher and teacher. He works in New York City and Providence, RI. His writings and work in the field of experimental publishing and network culture are cited in scholarly research, and his publications are collected and exhibited worldwide and on the internet.
Soulellis is the founder of Library of the Printed Web, a physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists’ books, zines and other printout matter. In 2017 Library of the Printed Web was acquired by MoMA Library. The Printed Web project “embraces the fluid movement between material and digital realms that characterizes our age.” He curates, designs and publishes print-on-demand publications that have featured the work of over 180 contemporary artists. According to Soulellis, Printed Web artists “‘perform publishing’ by investigating multiple materialities and design possibilities as their works travel through the network.” Soulellis also maintains his own artist’s practice focused on independent publishing. His work is in the special artists’ publications collections at Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum; Walker Art Center; Yale University; and many other institutions.
Soulellis is a contributing editor at Rhizome, where he curates The Download, “an ongoing series of artist commissions that considers the ZIP file format, the act of downloading and the computer user’s desktop as a space for exhibition.“
Soulellis joined the full-time faculty at Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 as Assistant Professor, graphic design. His Experimental Publishing Studio syllabus at RISD was cited as “required reading” by Rhizome.