Recently retired, Paolini was an educator with the Toronto School Board. He received B.Ed., Art Education, University of Toronto; BFA, Fine Art, Sculpture, University of Guelph; Post Graduate Studies, NY University, NY, USA; and Sculpture, Ontario College of Art. His figurative work has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada garnering awards from Gallery of Peel; Nora E. Vaughan Scholarship for Sculpture, OCA; Dora dePedery-Hunt Award, Medal Design. He was elected into Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) in 1993. In 2000 he became a member of the Toronto Potters. He was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) in 2002, and has returned in 2021. Paolini’s studio is based in Toronto.
As we move through time – every action, thought, feeling that an individual experiences, immediately becomes Memory. As we move through life many Memories will have accumulated. Today, people live longer; there is a great concern about Memory. Within each study I am attempting to express the complexity of Memory through the stature of the work – the directness of the gaze, the texture of its surface. But whose Memory? That of the sculpted form? The viewer? Or the sculptor? Or….?