Patrick Shoemaker

Patrick Shoemaker’s paintings are inspired by mythology and lore, rooted in American history, and folk art. While relying on contemporary vernacular, his paint handling and use of color is unmistakably his own. Using large amounts of medium mixed with oil pigment, this technique allows him to mix colors and blur lines directly on the surface, imitating a watercolor like texture. The paintings are at once iconographic and implicit, intimate and unknown.


Born 1982, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

2013 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York City
2006 BFA, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Awards and Fellowships
2010 Fellowship, Artist in Residence Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
2009 Fellowship, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, Virginia
2009 – 2010 Artist in Residence, The Riverview Arts Center, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
2008 Artist Grant, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Solo Exhibitions
2017 The Strong and the Weak, Northern Daughters, Vergennes, Vermont
2016 Fire on Fire, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Hurry on Trouble (with Brian Scott Campbell), Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2017 Double Solo (with Allan Bestle), Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
2017 Upbeat, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2016 WEST and WOLVES, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
2015 Summer on Chelsea-Élysées, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City
2015 Shots Off the Dices, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015 From the Ashes of Conceptualism, Philip Bloom Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts
2015 Sweet Madness, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
2014 Group Velocity, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, New York
2013 We Object, curated by Wallace Whitney, Visual Arts Gallery, New York City
2013 Working Space, Visual Arts Gallery, New York City
2013 AAF, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
2011 Young Talent Exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Connecticut
2010 Old Fire Station Project Space, District Councilor of Education and Culture, Berlin, Germany