About

 

What can I say - shift happens.  Even if I start a painting with an idea in mind, I try to put it on idle and let it evolve by discovery rather than any pre-conceived narrative.  Over decades, I seem to have embedded notions of ephemerality, motion and the constant of change in my work.  I’m not sure if I’m trying to understand mutability, nail it down or accept it, but it is a primal state of life, and so very beautiful.    

What you see, feel and think depends on just how you approach everything, including art. In looking at a painting, no part exists in isolation but alters in relationship to what it is next to, where it is viewed from, what the quality of light is and every experience you bring along.  Recently I’ve been using reflective mica powder and interference pigments on a black ground to create a dynamic space where what you see shifts as you change your viewing angle so that there isn’t one fixed reality.  Rather than taking a quick glance and thinking you’ve got it, giving it another look from a different perspective can expand depth, richness of meaning and impact.  One of the best things art can do is open you up to curiosity and suspension of judgement, and make you take another, deeper look at the world around you. 

 

GAY PATTERSON - ARTIST RESUME

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EDUCATION

Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts - Master Classes, Richard Diebenkorn, Garner Tullis

Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, University of Denver, 

University of Iowa, Bennett College, Syracuse University

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013-2017

Commissions, direct purchases with corporate art consultants

Site Santa Fe, “Site Unseen”, Santa Fe, NM

 

2012

Encaustic Group Show, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

 

2011

“Third Anniversary Show”, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

 

2010

“Anniversary Group Show”, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

Site Santa Fe, “Site Unseen” Santa Fe, NM

 

2009

“225º F:  Encaustic Encounters”, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC

“Anniversary Group Show”, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

 

2008

“Grand Opening Exhibition”, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA 

“Trans+Lucent”, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA

Site Santa Fe, “Site Unseen”, Santa Fe, NM

 

2007

Solo exhibition “Undercurrents”, C Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Solo exhibition, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

 

2006

Site Santa Fe, “Site Unseen”, Santa Fe, NM

Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

 

2005

Solo exhibition, “Songlines”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Center for Contemporary Art, “Beaux Arts”, Santa Fe, NM

 

2004

AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Chiaroscuro Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

“Site Unseen”, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

2003

Solo exhibition, “Cadence”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Art Santa Fe, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

2002

Solo exhibition, “New Encaustic Paintings”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“Site Unseen”, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

 

2001

Art Santa Fe, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

2000

“Sticks, Stones, Wood & Steel”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Solo exhibition, “Paintings & Sculpture”, Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH

“Love Letters to the Land”, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

1999

Tenth Anniversary Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

“Contemporary Art 1999”, Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

“Enduring Form”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

1998

Solo exhibition, “Bronze Sculpture”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

1997

“Sense of Place”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

 

1996

”Prints & Works on Paper”, Horwitch/LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

“Women of the West”, Owings/Dewey Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

ADDITIONAL SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

“Monothon, Site Santa Fe and College of Santa Fe, NM

Peyton/Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Council for the Arts, statewide traveling exhibition

Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

Grand Central Gallery, New York, NY

Sandra Wilson Galleries, Denver, CO, Santa Fe, NM

Bishop Galleries, Allenspark, CO, Scottsdale, AZ

 

COLLECTIONS, GRANTS & PUBLICATION

Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Tucson, AZ

Ritz Carlton at Tyson’s Corner, VA

Mohegan Sun Presidential Suites, Uncasville, CT

Phoenician Hotel & Resort, Phoenix, Az

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

White & Case, New York, NY

Montgomery & Andrews, Santa Fe, NM

Qwest corporate office, Albuquerque, NM

Greenshield Foundation Grant, Toronto, Canada

“Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax”, 

   by Lissa Rankin, Watson-Guptill Publishing

“100 Southwest Artists”, by Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing