Artist Patricia Buck

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The Artist Says:

"Let my many selves come home."


Born in Baltimore, Patricia received the Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Studio Arts from University of Md.
After graduation she lived in Maryland, and Key West, travelled in Europe, finally settling in Washington, DC.
In 1987, she began a series of paintings she titled Glyphs & Diptychs, which exhibited at her Open Studio sponsored through Washington Project for the Arts.  In 1991, she was selected by curators of the Arnold & Porter art collection to exhibit nineteen Paintings of the I Ching.   Vermont Studio Center offered her a work-study program in 1991 to prepare for an exhibit at Alla Rogers Gallery in Georgetown, Washington, DC.   In 1991 a monotype she created at Pyramid Atlantic was featured on the program cover of the International Women's Conference catalog in Beijing, China.  Patricia received a grant from Robert Rauschenberg's Change Inc., in 1991 to support her work.  The D. C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities awarded Patricia three Technical Assistance Grants, 1991, 93 & 94;  plus two coveted Individual Artist Grants in 1993 & 1995.  In 1996, Patricia graduated from Howard University, College of Arts with an MFA in Experimental Studio and relocated to Denver.  The Colorado Council for the Arts awarded Patricia a fellowship in photography in 1997 to she study at Anderson Ranch with Philip Brookman (past curator of Photography & New Media at the Corcoran) & Jim Goldberg, photographer and author of  'Raised by Wolves'. The body of work she developed resulted in an installation, American Girl War which exhibited at Edge Gallery in Denver.  Patricia joined Pirate Gallery in 1997 and exhibited Big Women with five over-sized paintings of women's body-parts & heads and thirteen petite canvases of men's eyes. The Denver Post wrote a review.   In 1998, the artist developed a concept and maquette for a room installation she titled Genetics/Memetics which exhibited at Pirate in Denver.   The room included thirty-six floor to ceiling large format panels, each measuring thirteen feet high and three feet wide.  The images, derived from media, art history, and science filled the room with black & white quirky and quixotic combinations against tomato-red gloss walls. The artist built a seven-foot [...]

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