Andrew Walker Patterson
Andrew Walker Patterson specializes in perceptual painting. He strives to capture the appearance of a place, its sense or feel, as well as underlying social structures. At a formal and conceptual level, Patterson’s representational paintings address questions pertaining to the act of perception and the relationship between structure and spontaneity. That is to say, his paintings ask viewers how different perspectives can co-exist within the same picture. They also ask viewers to interrogate the tension between control and license.
Some of Patterson’s most recent exhibitions include: “Andrew Walker Patterson, Recent Works” (Siskiyous Art Museum in Dunsmuir, California, “Parallel Changes” (Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California), “Night Sun” (Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi), “Perceptual Painters” (Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio); “Real and Remembrance” (Kentucky School of Art in Louisville, Kentucky); and “Observation and Invention” (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Andrew earned a MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2007) and a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2002). Awards include: a 2010 Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency and a 2007 MFA Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Patterson is currently represented by Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. He is a professor of visual art at Shasta College in Redding, California.