Referencing architectural phenomena, historical narrative, and semiotics Patricia creates paintings, textiles, prints, installations, and writing. She is a 2022 painting/printmaking MFA candidate at Yale School of Art. She holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute with a double major in Painting and Creative Writing. Her work explores a range of elements from light, surface, and space and the psychological experiences that these elements can represent. Her research translates into text and representations of architecture and time. Using material culture as a lens, her work is interested in how sociological conditions manifest historically and psychologically.

Patricia was a Beinecke Research Fellow during the summer of 2021 where she researched religious texts, memoirs, maps, and architectural plans specific to sites in the Kansas City, MO region of the U.S. and Manila, Philippines. She had a solo exhibition in 2019, titled Pillars, at Kiosk Gallery where she exhibited sculptural paintings. Patricia collaborated with animator, Daniel Chase, which culminated into a 2018 exhibition titled Resonant Frequency: “I” As Numerous Shifts at Front/Space, where she was given the ability to interact with intentional light and movement in the animations. Her work has been shown in Kansas City, MO at Kiosk Gallery, Front/Space, Beggar's Table, Vulpes Bastille, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Strata Architecture, H&R Block Artspace, in Warren, RI at Paperback Gallery and Brooklyn, NY at AICAD Studios. She currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. 

 

Contact at patriciaorpillam@gmail.com

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