Artist’s Statement and Resume

Artist’s Statement

Several years ago in a small gold encrusted 18th Century room in the magnificent church in Guadalupe, Spain, I came face to face with the power of objects. There, a monk turned an enameled panel overlooking the nave to reveal a small, primitive, figure of the virgin to face the reverent gaze of those in the room who had made the pilgrimage to see her. The myth of the virgin’s miraculous unearthing in the 13th century had propelled this unimpressive little figure to superstar status in the world of icons. It was from that encounter that I came to realize that I wanted to utilize the power of objects to become metaphors for the ideas, concepts, and stories I explore.

The objects I use in my assemblage art are rich with the patina of prior history and dripping with symbolic potential. These castoffs, remnants and oddities play starring roles, along with text and a lot of humor, allowing me to create commentaries about life, love and other impossible situations.

 

Resume

Education

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1971-1973

SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY OF ART, 1969-1970

 

Exhibitions

2016 “TREE OF LIFE”, invitational show, Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Co.

“ELEMENTS”, invitational show, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Co.

2015   “ART AS NARRATIVE: THE CURIOUS COLLECTION OF FLORENCE FARINGWORTH,  Naropa University, Boulder, Co.

“SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”, Highland City Club, Boulder, Co.

2014   “TELL ME A STORY: ART AS NARRATIVE”, Eula Mae Edwards Museum, Clovis NM

“THE ASSEMBLAGE ART OF PATRICIA CHAPMAN”, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Co.

“MASQUERADE”, The Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM

2012   “ASSEMBLOSITY”, Mercury Framing, Boulder, Co.

“WHAT A RELIEF”, St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, Co.

2011   DOWNTOWN DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL, MERIT AWARD, Denver, Co.

OPEN ARTS FESTIVAL, Boulder, Co.

ASPEN ARTS FESTIVAL, Aspen, Co.

CRESTED BUTTE ARTS FESTIVAL, Crested Butte, Co.

2010   ASSEMBLED: THE ART OF PATRICIA CHAPMAN, First Congregational Church, Boulder, CO

2009   RECYCLED ART SHOW, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2008   “OTHER WORDS”, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ

“FULLCIRCLE: RECYCLED INTO ART”, Arizona Museum For Youth, Mesa, AZ

2007   “IMAGINE THIS”, Victoria Boyce Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

“MIXED”, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

“SEVENTH HEAVEN”, Gallery Zipp, Santa Fe County, NM

2006   “GO FIGURE”, Victoria Boyce Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

“RAGS TO RICHES”, Gallery Zipp, Santa Fe County, NM

2005   18th ANNUAL COMPETITION, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

“BOOK AS INSPIRATION: THE ROAD SHOW”, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

“SMALL WORKS NATIONAL”, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

“WOMEN, WORDS AND IMAGES”, Mill Pond House, St. James, NY

“COLLECT 8”, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

“NEW MEXICO BOOK ARTS: WORKS OF ENCHANTMENT”, Paper Gami Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2004   “SELECTIONS”, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

“RECYCLED ART SHOW”, Juried exhibition, Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM

“BOOK AS ART IV, ARCHIVAL/EPHEMERAL”, Gallery Zipp, Santa Fe county, NM

“CELEBRATING THE GODDESS” Joan Handley Fine Art Gallery, La Veta, NM

2005   “INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLAGE ART SHOW”, Gallery twenty-four, Berlin, Germany

” CONTEXT: ART AND WORDS”, The Art Center, Grand Junction, Co.

“OWN YOUR OWN”, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO.

“RECYCLED ART SHOW”, Second Place Award, Juried Exhibition, Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM

“ART IN A BOX”, Gallery Zipp, Santa Fe County, NM

2002  ” MYTHOLOGY, METAMORPHOSIS, AND THE MILKY WAY”, Gallery Zipp,Santa Fe

“RECYCLED ART SHOW”, Juried Exhibition, Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM

“THE BUDDHA ABIDES”, Caruso/woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

2001    GROUP SHOW, Caruso/Woods Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

1998   “UNE ANGE PASSE”, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA.

1997   “UNE ANGE PASSE”, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA.

1983   ARTEX GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA

BOSTON FINE ARTS, Boston MA.

1982   ART RESOURCES GALLERY, Denver, Co.

1981   CHOICE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA.

1979   MORRIS THEATER GALLERY, Baltimore, Maryland

1978   DEL MANO GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA.

1977   TRIAD/ART SOURCE GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA

ART CONNECTION GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA.

1975   “WOMEN / ARIZONA ’75”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, ARIZ.

LIMMNER AGLLERY, Scottsdale, ARIZ.

1974   “CRAFTS ’74”, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, ARIZ.

“FIBERS ’74”, Scottsdale, Ariz.

THE SHOWPLACE GALLERY, San Francisco, CA.

TEXTILIA, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

 

Commissioned Art (partial list)

STANDARD OIL OF OHIO, Cleveland, Ohio

RIVIERA HOTEL, Las Vegas, Nevada

HYATT REGENCY HOTEL, New York, N.Y., Chicago, Ill.

SAKS FIFTH AVE, New York, N. Y.

HILTON HOTEL, Fayetteville, Arkansas

DEAN WHITTER REYNOLDS, New York, N.Y., Philadelphia, Penn.

WHITMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Spokane, Wash. Awarded by the Arts in Public Buildings Committee

NATIONAL REINSURANCE, Stamford, Conn.

 

Publications

ALTERED ART

ALTERED OBJECT – LARK PUBLICATIONS

PBS- IN CONTEXT SERIES

STUDIOS MAGAZINE

CLOTH, PAPER, SCISSORS MAGAZINE

PASTICCIO ZINE

ARTERRATICA ZINE

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