Artist and activist Paul Rucker creates interdisciplinary art that infuses his music and composing talents with visual art. He has performed inside both active prisons and the notorious Alcatraz prison to prompt dialogue about mass incarceration and inhumane conditions. He believes by being as direct as performing inside the confines of the prison, he is being as active and verbal about the cause in the most direct and efficient manner.
On a personal level, Rucker is an accomplished solo musician and visual artist. His firm belief that 'everything has a sound' has inspired many of his art endeavors as he tries to redefine installations and how communities see and interact with music. Rucker has received numerous grants, awards and residencies for visual art and music.