ABOUT THE ARTIST

Patricia Frik was born in England and came to the United States in the seventies, where she made her home in Brooklyn for thirty years. Exposure to classes in hand weaving at the Brooklyn Museum Art School led to a multi-faceted career as a hand weaver, including designing handwoven coat fabric and shawls for two of Isaac Mizrahi's runway fashion shows. Her original designs have also appeared in Handwoven, McCalls Creative Crafts and Needlework and Craft magazines. 

Classes at Haystack School of Art under Pat Hickman and later Marion Bijleka in the 90's led a shift in focus to sculptural off loom pieces, incorporating materials such as wire, matchsticks, horsehair using textile techniques.

More recently, while dividing her time between upstate New York and Berkshire County, Massachusetts, she has been exploring paper collage with hand stitching and is particularly interested in the positive/negative interplay between shapes and edges. 

She is a member of both the New York Textile Study Group and the newly formed North Adams Fiber Artists, who are planning a group exhibition at the Eclipse Mill in September 2018.

Patricia is also the illustrator of the children's book Mr. Sixter Sockster Goes to the Laundromat

You can find Patricia's most recent work on her Instagram site.

Juried Group Exhibitions

2018   

  • Cross Sections, Eclipse Mill Gallery North Adams
    Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea

 

  • Eclipsed, Knox Gallery
    Monterey, MA

2017   

  • Beyond the Basics, Fibreworks Gallery
    BC, Canada, Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea

 

  • Red, Noho Gallery
    NYC

2016   

  • Between the Lines, Knox Gallery
    Monterey, MA

2014   

  • Square,  Narthex Gallery
    619 Lexington Avenue, NYC

2012   

  • New Visions, Durst Gallery
    1155 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
     

2010

  • Craftforms, National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft
    Wayne Art Center, PA

2005-2002

  • 2005: Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, PA
    Juried by David McFadden, Chief Curator
    Museum of Arts and Design, NYC

  • 2004: Small for the Wall, Phoenx Gallery, NYC

  • 2002: Generations, A Survey of Women Artists
    AIR Gallery, NYC
     

2000

  • TSGNY, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

  • Cathedral Arts Show, Jersey City, NJ

  • Crafts National 34, Penn State University, PA
    Curated by Gerhardt Knodel, Director
    Cranbrook Academy of Art
     

1999

  • Fiberarts North, Westchester Arts Center, NY

1998-2002

  • x9x3 (3 pieces) American Craft Museum, NYC
    plust 6 other venues in US
    Curated by Janet Koplos, Editor
    Art in America
     

1998   

  • Squared Off,  Phoenix Gallery NYC
    Curated by Lewis Knauss

  • Urban Textures, American Craft Museum, NYC

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