Through a proliferation of textures and complex constellations of objects, visual artist, designer, and architect Paul Mok embeds his nuanced aesthetic language into the surfaces of industrial materials and extends into the psychological realm— dismantling material hierarchy and collapsing distinctions among categories.
Mok lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he is a registered architect. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in architecture (MARCH I) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Mok has collaborated with other designers and completed interior and architectural projects including the ErDu Primary School. He has also designed multiple displays and pop-up retail spaces in New York for his partner’s brand WORM since 2019.
Mok’s sculptural installations and drawings have been shown at various venues such as Yi Gallery, New Collectors, Art on Paper at Pier 36, Gallery GAIA, and Art Mora Gallery. He has been featured in publications such as Cultured Magazine, Wallpaper, Whitehot Magazine, FAD, Art Spiel, Pattern, and Cultbyte.
In 2022, Mok was named by Cultured Magazine as one of the Young Architects of the Year.