Rather like a contemporary Virginia Wolfe, Patterson takes simple dinner conversation and creates art from it. In reverse, she might take fictional color from one of her paintings and paint a wall or a baseboard in her house. For Patterson, art equals life and domestic life equals art. Her paintings are scenarios, reflecting the connectedness of family, friends and the earth.
Patricia Patterson's art deals with ordinary life. Her paintings are populated with family, friends, scenes of home and the surrounding landscape. Patricia Patterson moved to San Diego from New York in 1970, and was a Professor of Art at the University of California, San Diego until 1999. For over thirty years Patterson traveled to Ireland and recorded images of rural life.
Her work has been shown in numerous museums including the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and most recently, MOCA Los Angeles.
BOUNTEOUS | A Group Exhibition26 Mar - 21 May 2022 Quint Gallery | 7655 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, LA JOLLA | 7722 GirardBOUNTEOUS, a group show, will take over both La Jolla locations (7655/7722 Girard Avenue) from March 26 through May 21. The exhibition will be a vibrant conversation between many of...Read more
A Large Group of Small Artworks at 7722 Girard Avenue11 Dec 2021 - 15 Jan 2022 LA JOLLA | 7722 GirardTo close out our 40th year, Quint Gallery is using the 7722 Girard Avenue gallery to show a large grouping of small works, including painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Doors...Read more
Patricia Patterson | Observed Narratives20 Jul - 14 Sep 2019 Quint Gallery | 5171 Santa FeQuint Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, PATRICIA PATTERSON: Observed Narratives. This is the third solo exhibition at the gallery for the artist. The exhibition opens...Read more
Homing In | An Exhibition of 50 San Diego ArtistsQuint Contemporary Art: 7739 Drury Lane 29 May - 11 Jul 2009The work of San Diego’s top tier contemporary artists hasn’t been seen in the same place at the same time since 1985, when the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art...Read more
Patricia Patterson | Scenes from a Receding Past16 Feb - 31 Mar 2007 Quint Gallery | 5171 Santa FeQuint Contemporary Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent prints by San Diego artist Patricia Patterson. The show, Scenes from a Receding Past , will run from February...Read more