Patrica Schnall-Gutierrez


Artist Statement

Our roles and duties as women are deeply engrained in us, generation after generation. Our identities and validations, often defined by others, leave us with inner conflicts. Our mothers and grandmothers perpetuate definitions of us as women that are created by society and religion, and justify their own roles and activities based on these expectations. We function in a world where women adjust their aspirations to match traditional ideals or strive to achieve perfection in traditional roles coupled with professional working responsibilities. My work examines these dilemmas: the feminine character defined through beauty, clothing, social conduct and religion; the stereotypical roles we assume as mothers, caretakers and professionals; and the myriad of consequences we face as a result.

The medium I use for an individual work of art is thoughtfully chosen for each piece. Until recently, I examined the issues of feminine identity exclusively through paintings and drawings; however more recently,the work has moved out beyond the two -dimensional surface. Various materials, such as waxed papers, fabrics, string, threads and hair, are incorporated in these new three-dimensional installations. The actual process of creating each piece also has become important in achieving the final desired effects. Traditional methods and crafts associated with women are used to construct the work and may include collaborative efforts with other women artists. The supporting photographs, paintings and drawings, depicting females and their garments and costumes, remain an integral element in the study of the feminine character and work side by side with the sculptural counterparts.

In my work I aim for an awareness of how women have been defined in the past and the insight this knowledge gives us as we move forward.


1977 SUNY at Buffalo, B.F.A. (cum laude) Buffalo, New York
1988 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York, New York
1975 Center for Music Drama and Art, Lake Placid, New York

2014 (upcoming) Solo-Exhibition, Boca Museum of Art, RPM Project Collaborative:
2013 Two-Person Exhibition, Body, Maps and Territories, Personal Geographies, Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL (with Chris Radtke)
[Catalogue and Exhibition Book with forward by Adriana Herrera]
2012 Solo-Exhibition, Domestic Duality, Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL
2010 HB Home, East Hampton, New York
2009 D&G Art Design Gallery, Miami, Florida
2008 Lurie Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
2007 Lurie Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
2005 Puccio Gallery, New York, New York
2003 Maurice M. Pine Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
2002 Paterson Museum, Paterson, New Jersey
2001 Hopper House, Nyack, New York
2000 World Fine Art, New York, New York
1999 Studio 4 West Gallery, Piermont, New York
1998 Studio 4 West Gallery, Piermont, New York
1994 Cultural Center of River Vale, River Vale, New Jersey
1979 Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo, New York

Oneiric - Beyond Consciousness, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
62nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (juror, Mark Scala, [catalogue])
Papering, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
Collage, Swenson Gallery, BAC, Miami, FL
MADA New Media, Art Wynwood, RPM Project, Dot FiftyOne Gallery, Miami, FL
Altered Landscape, Lowe Art Museum, Featured Artist, University of Miami, FL
Whiskey and Rye, The Nightclub, Miami Design District, Miami, FL (curated by Amalia Caputo)
Incognito, Patti and Joe Baker Naples Museum of Art, Featured Artist, Naples, FL
Annual Interest, Knight Gallery - Young At Art Museum, Hollywood FL
Who Does She Think She Is, Delray Beach, FL (curated by Eddie Negron)

Anne-Marie Was Here..., RPM Project, The Screening Room, Miami, FL
Context – Art Miami Art Fair, Cancio Contemporary, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL
IRREVERSIBLE Magazine - Cover Feature 2012 Winners Exhibition, WEC, Wynwood, FL (Juried by Carol Damian, Bernice Steinbaum, Carlos Suarez de Jesus)
Memorias del Oikos, La Casa Re-Presented, Centro Cultural Espanol, RPM Project, Miami, FL ( curated by Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos)
Art Live Fair, RPM Project, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, FL
From Cutler To Paris, Deering Estate, Cutler Bay, FL (curated by Kim Yantis)
Wrapt Attention, Gallery 18, Pembroke Pines, FL (curated by Jill Slaughter)
Appropriated Gender, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Biennial: Florida Installation Art, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL [catalogue]
Boca Raton Museum of Art - 61st Annual all Florida Juried Competition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (Juror: Valerie Oliver, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX)
Women’s Perspectives, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL

Biennial Six, Museum of Florida Art, Deland, FL (juror, Bernice Steinbaum)
Wynwood Art Festival, RPM Project, Margulies Art Warehouse, Miami, FL
Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Structured, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art - 60th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL (juror, Dr. Valerie Leeds)
What Appears to Be, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Cheryl Maeder and Gerry Stecca, LMNT Gallery, Miami, FL(curated by Daniella Storfsa)
Note, Art Box Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Incognito, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Art and Sole, Audrey Love Gallery, Miami, FL
Texas National 2011, Cole Art Center/ SFA State University School of Art, Nacogdoches, TX
The Conversation Starts Here, Graham Center Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Friends of Art, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL

RUTA, Juried Exhibition honoring Mexico's Bicentennial, Miami, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art "59th Annual all Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition", Juror: Linda Norden, Boca Raton, Florida
Naples Museum of Art, "Florida Contemporary 2010", Chief Curator: Michael Culver, Naples Florida
Affordable Art Fair, Cancio Contemporary, New York, New York
Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
MIA Art Fair 2010, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida
D&G Art Design Gallery, Miami, Florida

AQUA Art Fair, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, Florida
RED DOT Art Fair, D&G Art Design Gallery, Miami, Florida
Bakehouse Gallery, "Sensory Overload", Miami, Florida
D&G Art Design Gallery, Miami, Florida
Bakehouse Swenson Gallery, "5 x 7", Miami, Florida
Bakehouse Gallery, "Fresh Paint", Miami Florida
Bakehouse Gallery, Select Four/"Collective Consciousness", Miami Florida

RAW art space, Midtown Art Fairs, Miami, Florida
Art Rouge Gallery, Miami Florida
Lurie Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
Lurie Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
RVS Gallery, Southampton, New York
Puccio Gallery, New York, New York

Lurie Art Gallery, Miami Florida
RVS Gallery, Southampton, New York
Puccio Gallery, New York, New York

Puccio Gallery, New York, New York

Synagogue for the Arts Gallery, New York, New York
Puccio Gallery, New York, New York
Cultural Center of River Vale, River Vale, New Jersey

Paterson Museum, Interacting Expressions, Market St. Paterson, New Jersey

Rice/Pollak Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Williamsburg Art Center, Presentations, Brooklyn, New York
Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

The Gallery at Media Productions International, New York, New York
Rice/Pollak Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Phoenix Gallery, Juried Competition, New York, New York, Juror: ChristinA Villasenor, Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum
World Fine Art, New York, New York
Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Waterside Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Manhattan Transfer, 5th Ave. New York, New York
John Harmes Center for the Arts, Five Women Artists, Englewood, New Jersey
Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Center for Food Action, Invitational, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Mostly Glass Gallery, Featured Artist, Englewood, New Jersey
93 South Art Gallery, Invitational, Nyack, New York
Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Studio 4 West, Piermont, New York

Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, New Jersey
Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Faculty Exhibit, New Milford, New Jersey

AAO Gallery, Invitational Group Show, Buffalo, New York

AAO Gallery, Annual Art Competition, Buffalo, New York
Williamsville Art Society Invitational, Williamsville, New York

Alamo Gallery, New Talent, Buffalo, New York

2013 TSKW Residency Program 2013/2014
2012 Finalist: Florida Department of State/Division of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Fellowship
2012 Irreversible Magazine: Cover Featured Winner
2012 Art Districts Magazine : Open Call Winner featured artist June/July issue
2012 Boca Museum of Art: Award of Merit, Organic Female Forms
2012 Art Slant Showcase Winner, sculpture category
2012 Art Slant Showcase Winner, installation category
2011 Award of Excellence - Museum of Florida Art, Biennial Six Exhibition
2011 Art Slant Showcase Winner, painting category

Art Rouge Gallery, Miami, Florida
Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Cancio Contemporary, Miami, Florida, New York, NY
D&G Art Design Gallery, Miami, Florida
Fast Forward Gallery, Miami, Florida
Grand Central Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
Puccio Gallery, New York, New York
Seth Jason Beitler, Miami, Florida
HB Home Design, Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut, Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York

Selected Reviews and Publications
2010 Art Districts, Florida, Magazine, June-July 2010, Vol. 1 No. 6, "Florida Artists At the Naples Museum of Art", Review by Tamar Mitchell, Image: "Behind Our Tutus".
2010 Florida Weekly, June 3-9, 2010, Arts and Entertainment, "A Must See at the Art Museum, Florida Contemporary 2010" Review by Peg Goldberg Longstreth, "Behind Our Tutus".
2010, Puccio Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Wynwood Magazine, Summer 2009, Vol #2 Vol. #5, Page 53, "Collective Consciousness", Image,Wax Dresses installation
2008 Plum TV, October 27, 2008, BAC video: Studio visit, demonstration and interview.
2008 Wynwood Magazine, April, 2008, Abstraction: New Work, Image: "Self Portrait #2".
2008 Symposium Magazine, April, 2008, Patricia S. Gutierrez, Lurie Art Gallery, full page images: "Self Portrait 1,2, 3".
2006 Gallery and Studio Magazine, January, 2006, Review, J Sanders Eaton.
2005 Gallery Guide, Nov., 2005, Gestural Abstraction: Six Artists, Image: Not Always Alone.
2005 Community Life, Oct., 2005, Image: Savannah.
2005 Community Life, Jan., 2005, Art to Benefit Tsunami Victims.
2004 New York Arts, July/Aug., 2004, Burbs, Burp, Something Supurb: Abstraction at the Paterson Museum, review by Helen Levin.
2004 Gallery Guide, April, 2004 Interacting Expressions
2002 The New York Times, Nov., 2002, On The Towns, Paterson Museum, Patricia S. Gutierrez, New Work on exhibit.
2002 The New York Art World. Oct., 2002, Galleries in Brooklyn, page 33, Brooklyn, Art and Historical Center.
2002 Williamsburg Art And Historical Center,, Oct., 2002 Presentations: Object, No Object / Events and Exhibitions.
2002 Art In America, 2002 Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists, page 198, Studio 4 West
2002 Studio 4 West Gallery,, ongoing visual representation of work.
2001 The Rockland Journal News, November, 2001, Hopper House Exhibit features Patricia Gutierrez.
2001 Rice/Polak Gallery,, July, 2001, featured artist review.
2000 World Fine Art, Dec., 2000,, featured artist.
2000 Abstract Art Online,, Mar., 2000, Noteworthy Page, selected abstract art in New York.
1999 The Record, April 9, 1999, Previews Section/Visual Arts, , Image: Detached #1.
1999 The Journal News, May, 1999, Gallery Hopping in Piermont, Image: Seated woman #3.
1999 Gallery Guide, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez at Studio 4 West, Image: Movement #1.
1999 Community Life, April, 1999, Drawings of Madness are on Exhibit, Image: Movement #1.
1999 Rockland Review, April 1999, Womanhood, works by artist Patricia Schnall Gutierrez.
1998 Spur Magazine, Inside Studio 4 West, Image: Young Boy, front cover.
1997 Half Moon Press, May 1997, Show by River Vale Artist to Open in Piermont.
1997 Art Times, Nov. 1997, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Eternal Dance, Image: "Protected in Their Sleep".
1997 Community Life, Nov., 1997, One Woman Show by River Vale Artist, Image: "Asleep".
1992, Community Life, August, 1992 , River Vale artist exhibits work at Center.
1979 AAO Gallery Exhibition Catalogue: Nov., 1979, AAO Ninth Annual Art Competition.
1979 Buffalo Evening News, April, 1979, Exhibit 15 at AAO Gallery.
1979 Buffalo Evening News, July, 1979, Art Notes, Buffalo Convention Center, Figures and Their Relationship to Space.