Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan was born in Balibago, Philippines in 1967. Raised into a military family, he has relocated in a variety of states including California, Missouri, Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska and Florida. He currently resides in College Park, GA.
Although Paclipan was offered a Douglas Wyoming Kurtz Andrew Scholarship and Sheridan Wyoming College Scholarship in 1985 he decided to relocate to Alaska with his family from 1985-1987. He attended International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL, from 1987-89 where he received an AA Degree, Commercial Art. From 1990 to 1996 worked in the Miami Beach area as a freelance interior faux finisher and mural artist. As a self-taught artist, Paclipan has predominantly worked with nontraditional materials since 1990. He viscerally works with discarded and or marginalized materials and gives them greater meaning.
Paclipan has participated in juried exhibitions with galleries and festivals in Florida, New York, South Carolina and Georgia which includes Slotin Folkfest, Norcross, GA, 2008-11. His gallery solo and group exhibitions include Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Galerie Tew, Bill Lowe, Mammal Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Life on Mars in New York, NY, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, Oglethrope University, Atlanta, GA , Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, Atlanta, GA, MOCA, GA, Atlanta, GA, Cherokee Arts Center, Canton, GA, Aviation Community Cultural Center, Atlanta, GA, The Fulton County Arts and Culture Fine Arts Acquisition Program, Atlanta, GA , The High Rise Show, curated by ShowerHaus Gallery, facilitated by The Fulton County Arts and Culture and The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA . ARTFIELDS 2020, Lake City, South Carolina. Paclipan’s mixed media collage submission “Salvador Del Mundo” was highlighted in a Miami Herald art review of the 36th Hortt Memorial Exhibition, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderale, FL, in 1994, “Novae Traditiones” Seven Approaches to Visual Expression Group Exhibition, The I.P. Stanback Museum, South Carolina State University, 2001, as well as exhibiting at The Atlanta Financial Center and Artwalk at Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, 1997/98. Burnaway, Matthew Terrell review, Something Out Of Nothing, Atlanta, GA, 2019.