Paul Chojnowski’s work has evolved over the years through an early period of geometric abstraction to incorporate his figurative academic training. Throughout his career a distinguishing characteristic has been the use of nontraditional media and tools in his art making. His current work, images burned into paper and wood evolved as a result of his conscious effort to embrace art historical traditions while rejecting the traditional processes. Chojnowski began burning and scorching wood and paper to create his images in the early 1990’s. Since then, his fire drawings have been shown in group and solo exhibitions in art centers, museums and galleries nationally. His work was part of the set decoration on the Scott Hicks film No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta-Jone and Aaron Eckhart and the Nancy Meyers film It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. A documentary titled AGLOW about his life has been shown at film festivals around North America recently. His work is presently on view at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. The title of the solo exhibition is Paper, Plywood & Light. He is showing new drawings on plywood and his new illuminated drawings.