Carrie Patterson is a visual artist working in Leonardtown, Maryland. Her artwork considers how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She earned a B.F.A in studio art from James Madison University and an M.F.A in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. In addition she was a student resident at The New York Studio School where she worked with second generation abstract expressionists: Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matters, and Rosemarie Beck. Her artwork has been exhibited across the country with solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Minnesota. Internationally she has exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota Colombia in a show titled: Nine New York Painters. Recently, she has been making painted constructions based off her lived experience in her studio, the historic Breton House. A solo show of this work titled Lightbox will open at Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University in Fall 2016.
Courses Recently Taught
- ART 206/306. Intro/Adv. Painting
- ART 204/304. Intro/Adv. Drawing
- ART 367. Color
- ART 369. Art for Educators
- ART 339. Drawing and Painting from Life
- 1998 - M.F.A. - Painting - University of Pennsylvania
- 1996 - B.A. - Student Resident in Painting and Drawing - New York Studio School
- 1992 - B.F.A. - Painting, magna cum laude - James Madison University
- 1991 - B.A. - Study Abroad - British Institute
Areas of Expertise
- Historic sacred spaces and vernacular architectural forms that are commonly found in St. Mary's County
- All levels of Drawing and Painting
Squared: An Interpretive Exhibition
Three artworks by Carrie Patterson were exhibited at Clyde Snook Gallery at Adams State University in Colorado. The pieces are part of a series titled: Mistaken Identity. The work features 1.5x.1.5 cubes of stacked ripped artist proofs: prints that she pulled as proofs to get to the final image. Artwork was created by Patterson but also assembled by St. Mary’s College students.