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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  the Textile Study Group of New York.

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

 

2022   

  • Spring Exhibition, Active Members, WAAM, Woodstock, NY  

2021  

  • Small Works, WAAM, Woodstock, NY

2018 

  • Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea

  • Eclipsed, Knox Gallery, Monterey, NY

2017  

  • Beyond the Basics, Fibreworks Gallery, BC, Canada

  • Red, NOHO M55 Gallery, NYC

2016   

  • Bojagi Forum, Suowon, South Korea

  • 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, Wayne Art Center, PA

2005

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

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

  • 9x9x3 (3 pieces) American Craft Museum, NYC
    plus 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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