Paul Mogensen was born in 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He lives and works in New York City.

Paul Mogensen has had solo shows at Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio; Art et Industrie, New York; Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; Edward Thorp Gallery, New York; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Rosa Esman Gallery, New York; Bykert Gallery, New York; and Texas Gallery, Houston. He has exhibited in numerous group shows, and his work is in the collection of the Harvard Museums and the Walker Art Center among others, as well as many private collections.