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Patrick Paine
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: My artwork is about the collective perpetual quest for inner and outer utopia. To articulate my ideas I make kinetic and geometric sculptures, conceptual drawings, functional pottery and the occasional piece of furniture. In the studio I begin with clay, architectural materials and CAD drawings to explore space relationships in buildings and their surroundings or an object and its viewer/user. This process begins with drawings and plans that continue to develop and expand into three dimensions. My work is about our collective sense of place and the contemplation of our surroundings, specifically dealing with urban architectural space and its relationship to utopian ideals. My current project has been influenced strongly by my surroundings in New York City and has led me to explore the worldwide increase in urban population density via the aesthetic of the urban environment and the impact of urban planning and design on city dwellers. While on residency at the Vermont Studio Center this summer, I began a series of drawings of city plans I deemed utopias. Inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller, Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and the politics of eminent domain in urban planning, the drawings depict fictitious plans for cities in pen and ink. Each city is drawn in an automatic fashion; where the universities, parks, neighborhoods and housing projects lie is left open to the viewer’s interpretation. Once the initial drawing is complete I edit these utopias from the perspectives of historical and contemporary developers by masking off and inking portions of the map to specify an area that is about to be changed according the mysterious interests of the city’s own bureaucracy. In this work I play the role of the omniscient creator as well as cultural critic to tell the story of a compromised utopia whose destiny is uncertain.
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CURRICULUM VITAE
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PATRICK PAINE
304 Boerum Street #32, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | mobile: 615-473-3925 | patrick@patrickpaine.com

1979
Born in Regensberg, Germany
Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2011
MFA, Studio Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
Emphasis: Ceramics

2009
Craft Certificate, The Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
Focus: Ceramics, Woodworking

2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Major: Design Communications

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012
DUMBO Arts Festival (Featured Project Artist), Brooklyn, NY

Illuminate Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Basis Point, collaboration with Jason Krugman, LIU Brooklyn Humanities Gallery

2011
Shape Forgets Place, solo show, 6 Decades Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

RE: Material, group exhibition, curator and exhibitor, LIU Brooklyn Humanities Gallery

Faculty Art Show, Resnick Gallery, LIU Brooklyn

MFA Thesis Exhibition, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

College Art Association’s NYC Area Graduate Program Juried Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Awarded 3rd place, NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL

2009
Flash Point: New Work by Patrick Paine, solo exhibition, Appalachian Center for Craft,
Smithville, TN

Juried Exhibition, Derryberry Fine Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

2002-2005
Untitled Artist Group, quarterly exhibitions, various venues, Nashville, TN

RESIDENCIES

2013
Vermont Studio Center Residency

2011 - 2013
Artist in Residence/Studio Coordinator, LIU Brooklyn Ceramics Studio

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011
RE: MATERIAL, LIU Humanities Gallery, LIU Brooklyn

2010
Art of Democracy Nabit Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN

TEACHING

2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

BFA and BA Student Mentor and Thesis Show Advisor, Visual Arts Dept, LIU Brooklyn

Instructor, Continuing Education Ceramics, LIU Brooklyn School of Continuing Studies

2012
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Basic Sculpture, Introduction to Ceramics, and Digital Fabrication,
LIU Brooklyn

Instructor, Continuing Education Ceramics, LIU Brooklyn School of Continuing Studies

2010-11
Instructor, Continuing Education Ceramics, LIU Brooklyn

2010
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record, Introduction to Drawing and Design,
State University of New York at New Paltz

2009
Internship to College Teaching, Drawing: Visual Thinking, SUNY New Paltz


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-present
Ceramics Studio Coordinator, LIU Brooklyn, NY

2008-present
Freelance Art Handler, New York, NY
Clients: Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Arts and Design, The Calder Foundation

2010
Graduate Student Assistant, Digital Fabrication Studio, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2009
Graduate Student Assistant, Ceramics Studio, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2008-2009
Sculpture Studio Technician, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

2005-2007
Special Projects, Artex Fine Art Services, New York, NY

2003-2005
Gallery and Production Woodshop Assistant, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN

2001-2002
Designer and Printer, Hatch Show Print, Nashville, TN





 








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