Born in 1986 in the Brittany region of France, Vianney Paul moved to Washington, DC with his family in 1995 and began painting through classes at the Corcoran School of Art. After obtaining his baccalauréat at the Lycée Rochambeau, Vianney studied painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he obtained his BFA in 2009.

Although Vianney's medium of predilection has always been oil painting, he constantly seeks to explore various channels of expression, such as drawing, dance, classical guitar, pottery, and collaborative work. Portraiture has been a constant in his artistic expression since the beginning, and in the last two years he has continued to explore and re-invent this facet of his work.

Vianney currently resides in Baltimore and works full time as a painter and potter.