Paul Sermon was born in Oxford, England, 1966. He was Awarded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, in the category of interactive art, for the hyper media installation 'Think about the People now' in Linz, Austria, September 1991. Sermon produced the ISDN videoconference installation 'Telematic Vision' as an Artist in Residence at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, from February to November 1993. He received the Sparkey Award from the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles for the telepresent installation 'Telematic Dreaming', June 1994. From 1993 to 1999 he worked as Dozent for Media Art at the HGB Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany. During this time he continued to produce further interactive telematic installations including 'Telamatic Encounter' in 1996 and 'The Tables Turned' in 1997 for the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, and the ZKM Media Museum in Karlsruhe.
From 2000 to 2013 he was employed as Professor of Creative Technology at the University of Salford, School of Arts & Media. From 1997 to 2001 Sermon was a Guest Professor for Performance and Environment at The University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. Since September 2013 he has been a Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Art at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom.