Heather Patterson BIO/CV

My work is an intuitive gathering of imagery stemming from both the natural and built environments.  I recreate geographic patterns and forms that I find, and then layer them to make up a new series of systemic landscapes.  I document events through gathering an array of imagery from both natural disaster and phenomenon and then restructure them to make up a series of landscapes.  This morphing of forms combines imagery such as computer generated weather charts, topographic maps, pixelated natural landscapes, cellular structures, networking graphs, and blueprints of structural elements.  I am interested in the constant overlap of these forms and fine similarities in their elements. The imperfections and complete randomness in nature are in direct contrast with the stenciled man-made environment and often mutate into one.  The intertwining of the geometric and organic forms becomes an important part of my process. By layering varied imagery through drawing, painting, and collaging sheets of acrylic paint a sense of fragmented time emerges.  I use a variety of media to create a multi-sensory experience.  The interaction of the materials allows me to control the contrasting substances letting some areas mix randomly while manipulating other areas by carving, dripping, collaging, taping, or spraying the surface.  This system of addition and reduction allows me to magnify the unexpected, creating an imaginary subsurface or documentation of scientific events.

EDUCATION

M.F.A.   2003: University of California, Berkeley, Painting
B.F.A.   2000: Sonoma State University, Painting

LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS:

2014
Guest Lecture, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

2013
Guest Lecture, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CO
Guest Lecture, Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2006
Guest Lecture, Lake Tahoe Community College, Lake Tahoe, CA

2005
Guest Lecture for Intro to Art, Shasta College, Redding, CA

2004
Main Gallery, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

2003
Berkeley Art Museum, “Far Away- Nearby”,  Berkeley, CA

2002
Guest Lecture for Katherine Sherwood, University of California, Berkeley, CA

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2015
Walker Fine Art,  Denver, CO  (Upcoming in Fall 2015)

2013
Western Colorado Center for the Arts, “Elemental”, Grand Junction, CO

2012
Good Citizen Gallery, “Deconstruct”, St. Louis, MI
Johnson Art Gallery, “Repetition”, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

2011
Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2010
Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA (two-person exhibition)

2007
LXS, Carson City, NV
Bristlecone Gallery, Carson City, NV

2006
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, (two-person exhibition)

2005
Metro Gallery, Reno, NV

2004
Main Gallery, Reno, NV
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Foyer Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2000
Mesh Gallery, Sebastopol, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Walker Fine Art, “Double Rainbow Plans”, (three-person exhibition), Denver, CO
ArtMRKT Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Booth #625, San Francisco, CA
Western Colorado Center for The Arts, “CMU Faculty”, Grand Junction, CO 
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Trunk Show, Mill Valley, CA
Fresh Paint Art Gallery and LifeStyle Design, “Free Forms”, Santa Monica, CA
Fresh Paint Art Gallery, “Summer Solstice-Culver City Art Walk”, Culver City, CA

2013
Sonoma State Art Gallery, “Perlman Alumni”, Rohnert Park, CA
Western Colorado Center for The Arts, “CMU Faculty”, Grand Junction, CO 
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Trunk Show, Mill Valley, CA
Art/Basel/Miami Beach Art Fair, Fresh Paint Art Gallery, Miami, FL
New York Affordable Art Fair, Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art, New York, NY

2012
Danville Theatre Arts Gallery, “Colorscapes”, Amy Miller, Danville, CA
Fresh Paint Art Gallery, “Elemental”, Culver City, CA
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Art and Chocolate, Mill Valley, CA 
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Trunk Show, Mill Valley, CA 
Visual Aid Art Auction, San Francisco, CA 
Studio 12, Denver, CO 
Western Colorado Center for The Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2011
ArtPad SF, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
HD Expo, Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Booth #3662, Las Vegas, NV 
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Art and Chocolate, Mill Valley, CA 
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Holiday Show, Mill Valley, CA
Western Colorado Center for The Arts, Grand Junction, CO 
Ex Voto, Johnson Art Gallery, Grand Junction, CO

2010
Dancing Elephants, Bogota, Columbia, “Florilegio”
Art/Basel/Miami Beach Art Fair, Hang Gallery- Booth D106, Miami, FL
New York Affordable Art Fair, Hang Gallery Booth, New York, NY
Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA, “Culver City Artwalk"
Visual Aid Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
Main Gallery, Reno, NV, “2010 Faculty Exhibition” 
Diabetic Youth Foundation,  San Francisco, CA 
Montbleu, Lake Tahoe, CA,

2009
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “No Room For Squares”
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY “Summer Exhibition”
Main Gallery, Reno, NV, “2009 Faculty Exhibition”

2008
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA,  “Hueliday”
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Intentionally Unintentional”
Main Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA, “Faculty Exhibition:  Lake Tahoe College”

2007
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Paperworks”, DJ Harmon, Director
Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA, “Desire”, Josetta Sbeglia
Main Gallery, Reno, NV, “2007 Faculty Exhibition”, Nolan Preece, Director
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Holiday Show”, DJ Harmon, Director

2006
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, “Fresh Work”
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Chasing the Blues”, Adrienne Gagnon
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Works on Paper”
Reno International Airport,  Reno, NV, “Airport Exhibition”
Project 30, “March Exhibition”
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Anniversary Show”
Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA, curated by Scott Shields, curater of the Crocker Art Museum
New York Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Main Gallery, Reno, NV, “TMCC Faculty Show”, Nolan Preece, Director

2005
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Organic Abstractions”, Adrienne Gagnon
Main Gallery, Reno, NV, “TMCC Faculty Show”, Nolan Preece, Director
Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Alumni Benefit Show”, Lynn Rutter, Curator
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Anniversary Show”

2004
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Splendor”, Lisa Kaplan, Curator
Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA, “Mare Island to Moorea”, Celeste Smeland
4th Street Studio, Berkeley, CA, “Encaustic Revealed”, Gera Hasse,Director/Curator  
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Charted Territory”, Susan O’Malley, Curator
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Anniversary Show”,  Michelle Townsend
Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA, “Close Calls”,  Linda Samuels, Curator
SoMa Arts, San Francisco, CA, “San Francisco Bike Coalition Art Auction”
KVIE, Sacramento, CA, “Annual Art Auction”, Julie Baker/John Natsoulas, Jurors 
Central City Hospitality House, San Francisco, CA, “Annual Art Auction”

2003
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, Michael Schwager, Director, Curator
Arts/Benicia, Benicia, CA, “Cream”, Kennith Baker, Art Critic/Moderator for Art Discussion, Kathryn Weller-Renfrow, Juror
Works Gallery, San Jose, CA, “New California Masters”, Christian L. Frock, Juror
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, “Far Away-Near By”, Heidi Zuckerman
Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Profiles: Six Painters”

2002
B. Sakata Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “Fresh”, Barry Sakata, Director/Juror
Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Prints”, Mary Lovelance-O’Neil, Curator

2001
Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Full”

2000
Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

1999
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Marin Civic Center, Marin, CA
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, “Mixed”, Susan Cummins, Juror

1998
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

PROJECTS

2010
Imagery Winery- Label for the 2010 Barbera

2008-2010
Sequel Snowboards- All mountain line- 5 designs

2009
Eric Kent Wine Cellars, Label for the 2008 Pinot Noir

AWARDS

2014

Denver International Airport- Westin Public Installation Project- City of Denver

2006
Axis Gallery, Honorable Mention given by Scott Shields, curator of the Crocker Art Museum

2003
Berkeley Art Museum Art Department Grant Nominated for the Marin Headlands MFA Candidate Residency

2001-2003
University of California, Berkeley Art Practice Departmental Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-2015
Assistant Professor of Painting:
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

2005-2011
Instructor:
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
Lake Tahoe Community College, Lake Tahoe, CA

2005
Instructor:
Shasta College, Redding, CA

2003-2007
Visiting Instructor:
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA 
City College of San Francisco, CA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2011-Current
Stephanie Brietbard Fine Art,  www.sbfinearts.com , San Francisco, CA

2014-Current
Walker Fine Art, www.walkerfineart.com, Denver, CO

2011-Current
Tercera Gallery,  www.terceragallerypaloalto.com, Palo Alto, CA

2004-2011
Hang Gallery, www.hangart.com,  San Francisco, CA

2007-Current
Fresh Paint Art Advisors, www.freshpaintart.com, Culver City, CA

2008-Current
Susan Street Fine Art, www.susanstreetfineart.com , Solana Beach, CA

2009-2011
Kathryn Markel Fine Art, www.markelfineart.com , New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Colorado Biz, March 2015
Modern in Denver,  Winter issue, 2013
San Francisco Loft Living, August issue, 2008
California Closets, September issue, 2007
Editor, Nevada Appeal, “LXS Series”, March, 2007
Martha Stewart Living, October issue, 2007
Baker, Kenneth, ArtWeek, “Close-Calls”, April, 2004
Crockrell, Cathy, Berkeleyan, “Far Away-Nearby”, May, 2003
Editor, Reno Gazette Journal,  “Topographic: Recent Works by Heather Patterson at Main
Gallery”, November, 2004
Editor, Tahoe Tribune, “Solo Exhibition:  Heather Patterson at Foyer Gallery”, March, 2004
Editor, Sacramento Bee, “Axis Gallery”, August, 2006
Frock, Christian L., Works/San Jose, “New California Masters”, March, 2003
Maloney, Patricia, BAM/PFA, “Far Away-Nearby”, May, 2003
Lindsey Westbrook, Art Week, “In With the New at Hang Art”, March, 2004
Lindsey Westbrook, Art Week, “Cream, Arts/Benicia”, September, 2003

COLLECTIONS

2014
Fox Rothschild, LLP, San Francisco, CA
Fox Rothschild, LLP, Denver, CO
Public work for AL | Design Firm, Denver, CO
Four commissions for Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, FL by FP Contemporary

2013
Public work for Wells Fargo, Beverly Hills, CA by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Commission for Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, FL by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for Mesa County Library, Grand Junction, CO

2012
Commission for Residential, San Francisco, CA by Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts
Public billboard for Solo Show Deconstruct at Good Citizen Gallery, St. Louis, MO 
Public Commission for Amber Bay, China by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for Star City VIP, China by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for Sycuan Casino, Las Vegas, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for Omni, Tuscon, AZ by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for MGM, Las Vegas, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors

2011
Commission for Residential, San Francisco, CA Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts
Commission for Residential, Marin, CA Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts
Public Commission for SONY, San Diego, CA by Susan Street Fine Art
Public work for Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for Oceana, Las Vegas, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for Harrah’s, Lake Tahoe, NV by Fresh Paint Art Advisors

2010
Public Commission for SONY, San Diego, CA by Susan Street Fine Art
Public work for Pelli Tower, City Center by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for Peninsula Shanghai, Waitan, by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public work for Waikikian Development, Waikiki, HA by Fresh Paint Art Advisors

2009
Pubic work for Ritz Key Biscayne Condo, FL by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for Hilton Waikiki, Waikiki, HA by Fresh Paint Art Advisors
Public Commission for The Borgata Waterclub, by Fresh Paint Art Advisors