Carrie Patterson

Leonardtown, MD

Carrie Patterson is a Visual Artist Working in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Her Artwork Considers How Color, Form, and Line Metaphorically Measure the Human Condition as Experienced Through the Body.
Carrie earned a BFA in Studio Art from James Madison University and an MFA in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she was a student resident at The New York Studio School where she worked with second-generation abstract expressionists Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matters, and Rosemarie Beck. Her artwork has been exhibited across the country with solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Minnesota. In 2017, her solo show titled Lightbox consisted of brightly colored cardboard constructions and stacked floor paintings at Hood Gallery, Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. Recently, she has been making painted constructions that reference architectural forms and embody the texture and color of the landscape. In 2020 the exhibition she organized, The Shaping of America: A Painter's Perspective will travel to The Painting Center in New York City.

She is a Professor of Art at St. Mary's College of Maryland, former owner of Yellow Door Art Studios, founder of thegesso.com (the art resource for creative teens), and founder of the yellow line.co (art curriculum for K-12 instruction). She is author of the Great Course Lecture Series How to See: Visual Literacy Skills, produced by the Teaching Company in 2019. Patterson is the recipient of The Homer L. Dodge Excellence in Service Award from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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