Artist Statement

ABOUT

Amy Patterson is a Contemporary Realist artist who illustrates the bridge between the digital world and the material world. She explores the physical, psychological, and even spiritual qualities that a curated self-image brings to the palette. Her work has been featured at MINT Gallery, Kibbee Gallery, the Zuckerman Museum of Fine Arts, Land of a Thousand Hills, and many other locations around Atlanta. She is currently working as an art tutor for Sparketh.com, and an actor/website designer for Presence Models and Talent.

Exhibitions

2020

Realm of Virtues, Azjio Gallery, Atlanta, GA (invitational)

Live Painting @ Kerrianne's, Atlanta, GA (solo)

2019

MINT Semi-Annual Postcard Pin-Up Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group) 12.14

Toy Party Art Auction, Domaine, Atlanta, GA (invitational)

Live Painting @ Evolution Concert 2019, The Neighborhood Church, Atlanta, GA (solo)

Love and Death, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group)

MINT Semi-Annual Postcard Pin-Up Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group) 8.10

2018

Toy Party Art Auction, Opera Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (invitational)

MINT Semi-Annual Postcard Pin-Up Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA (group)

​Senior Capstone Art Exhibition, Zuckerman Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Kennesaw, GA (group)

Vicious Aeon Art Show, ART-HAUS Grant Park, Atlanta, GA (group)

Visions 34th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Zuckerman Museum, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA (juried)

2017  

The Art of Meditation, Atlanta, GA (group)

Toy Party Art Auction, America’s Mart Building 3, Atlanta, GA (invitation)

2016

Creativity and the Conceptual, Acworth Cultural Arts Center, Acworth, GA (invitation)

2011

Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston GA (group)

Teen Art Contest, DeKalb County Library, Dunwoody, GA (group)

 

2009

Youth Art Exhibit, Spruill Center for the Arts, Dunwoody, GA (group)

 

Social psychology is my leading inspiration for my figure work, and manifests outcomes that reflect both my optimism and cynicism towards life. Growing up in a digital revolution, I observed that technological advancements pertaining to our social image do connect us, but they also force a certain introspective pressure to maintain the image of a person that may not exist at all. The idea of our self-image compared to our socially-perceived image has consistently been a theme in my art; presenting itself as opposing forces.

 

I have an incessant need to make art because my path does not lead to finding myself, rather, my path consists of creating myself. Each painting has a significant representation of my own internal journey with developing my voice in a sea of beautiful noise.

 

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