Rochester Institute of Technology – MFA, 1975

Richmond College CUNY, BA, 1972

The New School for Social Research, 1969


2023   Corona Interiors, C.R. Ettinger Studio, Phila., PA

2018   Paul Cava / Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2018   Inks, Moderne Gallery, Phila., PA

2017   Variations, C.R. Ettinger Studio, Phila., PA

2013   For Love, JDC Fine Art, San Diego, CA

2010   Thirty Years, Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia  (catalogue)

2009   Paul Cava / Photosensualis, Woodstock, NY

2008   Heart of the Matter: New and Selected Works, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Children of Adam, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA (book)

2001   Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

1997   Paul Cava / Drawings and Paintings, Millersville University of PA,

1985   Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1981   Paul Cava / Collages, Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, NYC

1978   Contemporary Collage, Gallery One, Boston, MA

1977   Photographics Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1976   Mancini Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2024 Renewal and Change: New Acquisitions, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2021   Time in Two Directions, JDC Fine Art, Oregon

2020  Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2019   Democratic Vistas: Whitman, Body, and Soul, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University

2019   Whitman Alabama, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2018   The Contemporary Figure, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015  Take Two: Contemporary Photographs, Julien Levy Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2013   Extended Realities: The Language of Photomontage,  Rowan University Art Gallery, NJ

2011  About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2009   The Streets of Philadelphia, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2008   When Photography & Printmaking Collide, Free Library of Philadelphia

2006   It’s Very Difficult To Keep The Line Between The Past and The Present, ClampArt, NYC

2006   Who’s Afraid of the Dark, AnamorFose, Kortrijk, Belgium

2005   Fifteen Photographers, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2003   Tatouage, Breda Museum, Breda, The Netherlands

2002   The Peter Bunnell Collection, Princeton University Art Museum

2002   Group Show, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001  In Our Own Backyard, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2000  A New View, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ

1999   Contemplation, Abington Art Center, PA

1998   Photo Synthesis, The Philadelphia Art Alliance

1997  The Varieties of Religious Experience, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

1996   Complexity and Contradiction, Philadelphia College of Textiles, PA

1994   Tradition and the Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts,  Houston, TX (catalogue/book)

1989   Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1988   Twining Gallery, NYC

1984   The Morris Gallery, PA Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1983   Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, NYC

1983   Santa Fe Center of Photography, Santa Fe, NM

1983   Allan Frumkin Gallery (Chicago Art Expo), Chicago, Il

1982   Photocollage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1982   Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (catalogue)

1979   The Altered Photograph, P.S.1, New York, NY


2023  Corona Interiors | Paul Cava, published on occasion of the exhibition at C.R. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia

2018   Paul Cava, Inks, Moderne Gallery, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer

2018   Artist Paul Cava Pulls Cathedral Exhibit, Stephen Salisbury, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb.16, 2018

2017  Paul Cava’s photo-poetic delights in Variations at C. R. Ettinger Studio, Michael Lieberman, July 1, 2017

2013  Eyemazing: The New Collectible Photography

2010  Paul Cava / Thirty Years at the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia (exhibition catalogue)

2009   Eyemazing Issue 03, 2009, Paul Cava Interview (Tintype Collection)

2006   Eyemazing Issue 02, 2006 (Cover) 10 page feature with interview (cover)

2006   Children of Adam review by George Hunka

2006   Children of Adam review by Denise Wolf

2005   Walt Whitman & Paul Cava, Children of Adam (book)

2001   Paul Cava, Recent Work, Seraphin Gallery (exhibition catalogue)

1999   Love and Desire, Curated and edited by William Ewing (book)

1997   Paul Cava, Paintings and Drawings, Ganser Gallery, Millersville University, PA

1994   Tradition And The Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (catalogue)

1988   Searching Out The Best, PA Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

1982   Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA (catalogue)


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship, 1981

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship, 1999


The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Peter Bunnell Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

James A. Michener Museum, PA

The Allan Chasanoff Collection, Houston Museum of the Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The San Diego Museum of Art

University of Pennsylvania Library

Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

Haverford College, Special Collections

Pennsylvania Convention Center