Valerie Patten

Statement:

I look to the visual as a vehicle for expression and translation of the way in which I have experienced time, interactions, meaning, emotions, and my own mind. In my paintings, color, space, and light play a special role in these open-ended narratives. My intention is to not interfere with the experience of the viewer or to create a too - obvious narrative or symbolic image. It is my hope that there is a possibility that a viewer might find a different story than the one that motivated me to create the work, and/or a personally unique interpretation or emotional reaction while looking at the painting(s).

Exhibitions:

I exhibited recent work in a one person show at the Mohr Gallery, Finn Center, Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California. I have had one-person exhibits at Pro Arts (Oakland), DeSaisset Museum (Santa Clara), and the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle). Significant group shows included “The Impolite Figure” at the Southern Exposure Gallery (San Francisco), “Crime and Punishment” at the Triton Museum of Art (Santa Clara), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery (Fort Mason, San Francisco). My work is in numerous personal and corporate collections.


Contact: valpatten@gmail.com


VALERIE L. PATTEN — Selected Resume

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ICA), San Jose, California. 11/2017-1/2018. Group Exhibit: "Encore: The Legacy of Steve French."

WORKS, San Jose, California. 8/2017. "Taking Liberties: The 40th Anniversary Member Exhibition."

ARTS BENICIA, Benicia, California. 6/2017. Group Exhibit: “Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth.” Curated by Paul Pratchenko.

MOHR GALLERY, FINN CENTER, COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS, Mountain View, California. 6/2016. One person exhibit: "Reclusive Child."

WORKS/SAN JOSE, California. 8/2016. Member Group Exhibit.

WORKS/SAN JOSE, California. 12/2015. Art Benefit Auction.

WORKS/SAN JOSE, California. 7-8/2015. Member Group Exhibit.

WORKS/SAN JOSE, California. 12/2014. Art Benefit Auction. View PDF

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 4/94  “Art and Flowers,” Gallery II.  Artists’ works from the permanent collection chosen by designers to create three dimensional display.

UNION GALLERY, San Jose, California. 1/93. “San Jose/Six From.” Six-person exhibition.

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 9/91-6/92  “Works from the Gallery for Emerging Artists Program,” Gallery IV.  

UNION GALLERY, San Jose, California. 5/87  “The First New San Jose Renaissance Exhibition,”   Four-person exhibition.

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY, San Francisco, California. 12/86-1/87  “Chain Reaction II.”  

PRO ARTS, Oakland, California. 10/86. “Occasions.” Reviewed in Artweek.View PDF

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 7/86 - 8/86. “Summer Sections.”  Permanent collection.

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 11/85-12/85. “Personal Fictions.” Reviewed in Artweek. View PDF

HENRY ART GALLERY, Seattle, Washington. 9/85-10/85. “Fantastic.” Catalog; reviewed locally.
(Six one-person exhibits throughout the Gallery united by a curatorial theme).

CIVIC ARTS GALLERY, Walnut Creek, California. 9/84-10/84. “Inside Out.” Six-person; reviewed locally. View PDF

MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Modesto, California. 10/84. Three-person exhibition.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Hayward, California. 10/84. “Reviewing the Figure.”

OLIVE HYDE ART GALLERY, City of Fremont, California. 6/84. Three-person; reviewed locally. View PDF

CROCKER MUSEUM, Sacramento, California. 4/84. “Crocker-Kingsley Annual.”

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Clara, California. 2/84. “Crime and Punishment.” Catalog; reviewed extensively. My contribution to this group exhibition was featured in The San Jose Mercury. View PDF

AMERICAN ACADEMY AND INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, New York, New York. 11/83.
“Hassam and Speicher fund Purchase Exhibition.”

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE GALLERY, San Francisco, California. 7/83. “The Impolite Figure/New Figurative Painting in the Bay Area.” Catalog; reviewed.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART RENTAL GALLERY, San Francisco, California. 3/83.
“Idiosyncratic Images.” Five-person exhibition.

RENSHAW GALLERY, Lindfield college, McMinnville, Oregon. 10/82. Two-person; Guest Speaker.

TRITON MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 1/82. “Miniatures.”

UNION GALLERY, San Jose, California. 5/82. “Nocturnal Series with TV and Phone.”

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California. 10/81. “New Images.” Three-person; reviewed in Artweek. View PDF

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, Art Department Gallery. 3/81. Graduate show; group.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, California. 11/80. M.F.A. Exhibition.

WORKS GALLERY, San Jose, California. 4/79. Two-person; reviewed.

TEACHING

Summer Session: 1995, & Fall 1994
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ART DEPARTMENT,
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY,
San Francisco, California; Painting & Drawing

Review: March 1984 to June 1984
INSTRUCTOR, ART DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, Missoula
Intermediate Drawing, Beginning Painting; preparation of MFA candidates for review.

COLLECTIONS

DeSAISSET MUSEUM, Santa Clara, California
CONSOLIDATED CAPITAL, Emeryville, California
UNION GALLERY, San Jose State University, California
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, Including Works sold through Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

WRITING

1982 to 1884 WRITER, PALO ALTO WEEKLY, Palo Alto, California
Art Reviews; Feature articles, artists and performers.

1900's ART REVIEWS PUBLISHED IN ARTWORK, PRESENT TENSE,

1978-1979 WORKS GALLERY, San Jose ,California. Press Relases

EDUCATION, ART

M.F.A., 1981 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, California; Pictorial Arts
Teaching Assistant, Professor Tony May.

A.B., 1972 STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, California; Art
Stanford in Britain X, Charles Warren Kendrick Memorial Honors Scholarship

HONORS, COMMUNITY ACTION

1998 to 2001 BOARD MEMBER, YOUNG AUDIENCES OF SAN JOSE, San Jose, California

1993 to 2005 BOARD MEMBER, DANCEVISIONS, Palo Alto, California

1977 to 1984 INSTRUCTOR, NORTH SANTA CLARA COUNTY JAIL, Weekly Art class

1985-1986 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM, Washington State Arts Commission.

1985, 1983 NOMINATED FOR SECA  AWARD