Paul Mauren received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Eastern Michigan University in 1975. During the early 1980s, he served as master teacher of clay sculpture at the New York State Summer School for the Arts, Fredonia. In the late 1970s, he began his 40-year teaching career at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York where he developed the nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate sculpture programs. In 2018, Mauren retired as professor of sculpture at the Center for Art and Design at Saint Rose.

Exhibitions in New York State include Albany Center Gallery, Albany; Art/Omi, Ghent; Jamaica Art Center, Queens; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany; Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany; Sculpture Center, New York City; Hudson Valley Community College, Troy; Queens College, Queens; Hartwick College, Oneonta; Union College, Schenectady; Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica. Additional exhibitions include Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont; Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.