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
Cross Sections, Eclipse Mill Gallery North Adams
Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea
Eclipsed, Knox Gallery
Beyond the Basics, Fibreworks Gallery
BC, Canada, Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea
Red, Noho Gallery
Between the Lines, Knox Gallery
Square, Narthex Gallery
619 Lexington Avenue, NYC
New Visions, Durst Gallery
1155 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Craftforms, National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft
Wayne Art Center, PA
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
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
Fiberarts North, Westchester Arts Center, NY
x9x3 (3 pieces) American Craft Museum, NYC
plust 6 other venues in US
Curated by Janet Koplos, Editor
Art in America
Squared Off, Phoenix Gallery NYC
Curated by Lewis Knauss
Urban Textures, American Craft Museum, NYC