IN THE PRESS
“Though bordering on hilarious, Gillespie’s expressions are significant in their construction. Composed of painted wood cutouts floating above finely quilted fabrics, Gillespie’s panels are not easily dismissed. In fact, my mind’s eye continues to revisit Gillespie’s imagery well after experiencing her show.”
“Storytelling is at the heart of Bay Area artist Patricia Gillespie's mixed-media works at Verge. Satirizing female roles, she makes piquant images that hover between sculpture, fiber art and painting. The construction of these domestic tableaux is thorough, witty, and reminiscent of early pop art in its deadpan critique of banality.”
“Elegant drawing, vivid color, and flawless craftsmanship make for witty evocations of the contemporary woman's world.”
Swee(t)Art Magazine 2009
NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
I will be doing an installation at the Admiral Dot Miniature Gallery in June.
Install for the de Young coming soon! We were featured in the Oakland Tribune and the Mercury news.
My proposal for an installation at the de Young Museum was accepted- yippee!
The final show at Zza's Wine Bar Gallery will be packed with a great bunch of artists including me.
I will be participating in the Box Art Auction at Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland.
John Casey has an upcoming solo show at Swarm Gallery where he has invited myself and several other artists to collaborate with him.
I will be the featured artist for Art In a Box coming up in mid June, come by and check out my installation.
Working on a piece that will incorporate and almost exclusively be constructed of nature bits....February 2010
Working on my shrines for the upcoming show at Pretty Penny at the end of March. I'm digging this series the more I get into it.
Had the opening reception of the Outside the Box show at the Compound Gallery, show is on until March 6th. Here's a nice gallery of images from the show on John Casey's blog.
I am currently working on pieces for the upcoming show at The Compound Gallery, adding some new elements to my pieces. Hopefully, then develop this into a new series of work.
Over 80 artists will be participating in the Box Art Auction at Pro Arts Gallery.
It's quite a line up of folks in the upcoming group show at A Bitchin' Space gallery Sacramento.
June 2010Write up in the East Bay Express on the show-featuring my piece Wonder Woman.
Upcoming show at the Art@the Oakbook Gallery a benefit to fund students who will attend UWC Atlantic College – an international school where students age 16-18 from all parts of the world, and all social backgrounds live and study together.
April 2010Write up about my installation "Service With a Smile" in Swee(t)Art Magazine by Obi Kaufmann
I will be doing a window installation at Femina Potens Gallery in SF
I have a couple of shows coming up in March. Solo show called DIY at Zza's Wine Bar Gallery in Oakland, curated by Obi Kaufmann. Also I will be doing a window installation at Femina Poten Gallery in SF-more details soon.
December 2009Piedmont Post included Special* in the line up for the First Friday big shows to see (and there's a pic of me with my large lady, Glass Ceiling).
Mercury 20's shows Special* and Elemental were featured as a must see in the Chronicle.
I am in a two person show Special* at Mercury 20 Gallery with Dave Meeker
Here are photos from the opening of Special* at Mercury 20 Gallery
The Holidayland Show at Blankspace Gallery is a great place to pick up indy gifts for the holidays.
October 2009A fun interview with Obi Kaufmann during my show at H Julien.
I will be participating in a group show at the Swee(t)Art Drawing Gallery. Of course, still working on the Patricia "spin" on drawing.
July 2009The folks at Lost at E Minor chose my artwork as one of their rotating banners at the top of their site.
I will be having a solo show at H Julien Designs which is this groovy shop in Berkeley
June 2009Just a little write up on the show Graphics & Boards at A Bitchin' Space (my deck is shown in image 4 on the far left)
November 2008A review in the Sacramento Bee about the Fig. 4 show at Verge Gallery
October 2008I am looking forward to being in the inaugural show at Verge Gallery, Sacramento, CA
September 20082nd Annual Circus Show & Other Atrocities: A Bitchin' Space, Sacramento CA
May 2008My solo show Willing to Go There at the Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland CA
Featured as the Critics Choice in the East Bay Express
March 2008So, if you are in NYC and want to see some of what I've been up to recently stop by and see Esteban Sabar at the ART NOW FAIR
February 2008Here's a fun review of my recent work from the Piedmont Post
January 2008The Piedmont Post had a wee blurb and photo of "glass ceiling" my installation on the exterior of the Sabar Gallery.
I will be in the Group show Gigastar Roundup at the Esteban Sabar Gallery.
November 2007I will be exhibiting some new work at the Esteban Sabar Gallery starting November 23.
Hey, if you're in Miami come on by and see my new artwork at Esteban's exhibit in the Art Now Fair December 6-9
September 2007I finally completed the installation of "glass ceiling" on the exterior of the Esteban Sabar Gallery.
March 2007GROUP SHOW
Gossamer Worlds & Quilted Quandaries: Esteban Sabar Gallery, Oakland CA
Piedmont Post Review on the show at Sabar