Patrick Shoemaker

Patrick Shoemaker/ Patrick Shoemaker

United States 1982

Painting

www.patrickshoemakerart.com

Patrick Shoemaker
Patrick Shoemaker
Male
United States
1982

Patrick Shoemaker is an American artist, known for his watercolor like textures he creates while depicting subjects he founds in American history, flora, and folklore.

Seven

Patrick Shoemaker - Seven and its detail, 2015
Patrick Shoemaker – Seven and its detail, 2015

Shoemaker was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2006 he earned his BFA at the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and in 2013 Patrick received a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

This artist has been granted with such fellowships like from Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin and the Vermont Studio Center.

Shoemaker’s inspiration has many sources. He is fascinated by mythology and folk art, its ornamentation and aesthetics. When it comes to choose a subject or an object of his art piece, Patrick’s sphere of interest mostly goes around plants, animals, or figures. Through a use of color (very characteristic for him) Shoemaker almost transforms familiar images into something unreal and intangible. Another artist’s personal touch is placing his mythical subject matters into familiar but pretty ambivalent context while relying on contemporary vernacular.

Wolf Fear

Patrick Shoemaker - Wolf Fear with its detail, 2015
Patrick Shoemaker – Wolf Fear with its detail, 2015

Patrick Shoemaker works mostly in oil paint and canvas – mixing colors and blurring lines with large amounts of medium mixed with oil pigment, imitating a watercolor like texture and visibly manipulating the paint to expose artist’s hand.

This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery from New York.

Patrick Shoemaker currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Summer Group ShowANNA ZORINA GALLERY, W. 23rd St. New York, NYGroup
2015Shots Off the DicesNICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2015From the Ashes of ConceptualismPHILIP BLOOM GALLERY, Nantucket, MassachusettsGroup
2015Sweet MadnessGALERIE WOLFSEN, Aalborg, DenmarkGroup
2015split booth with Eli HalperinPHILIP BLOOM GALLERY, Pulse, New YorkDuo
2014Select FairPHILIP BLOOM GALLERY, Miami, FloridaGroup
2014GROUP VELOCITYINTERSTATE PROJECTSGroup
2013AAF, paintingsMETROPOLITAN PAVILION, New York, NYGroup
2013WE OBJECTVisual Arts Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013WORKING SPACEVISUAL ARTS GALLERY, West 21st Street, New York, New YorkGroup
2011YOUNG TALENT EXHIBITIONWASHINGTON ART ASSOCIATION, Washington Depot, ConnecticutGroup
2010ALTE FEUERWACHE PROJEKTRAUMBEZIRKKSTADSTRAT fur BILDUNG and KULTURE, Berlin, GermanyGroup