Patricia Iglesias was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After apprenticeships with Pablo Edelstein and Philip Pavia, in Argentina and Italy respectively, Iglesias moved to the United States to study first at the Savannah College of Art and Design and subsequently at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Iglesias has participated several group and solo shows, both in the United States and Argentina. Currently she lives and works in New York City.
The way I approach my work is very much dictated by what is happening in my life or I as I often say, problems or obsessions I need to solve. My work is also informed by literature; especially woman writers. Simone de Beauvoir, Clarice Lispector, Susan Sontag and Marguerite Yourcenar; to name a few. Jorge Luis Borges and Ernesto Sabato have also been very close to my work; in particular for this series, Borges’ “Book of Sand”.
Borges has a very baroque way of writing, baroque in that it stands on the threshold between dream and reality, art and life, it’s in this particular way that this body of work relates to it.
In this past year more than ever there was a sense of apocalypse in my life and in the world. This body of work reflects that; I feel we go through situations that very much feel like the end of our worlds; not only the idea of loss and endings but also what happens after those endings; the sometimes feared “new beginnings”.
In some of the work it is more literal than in others. Some of the paintings and sculptures are suspended between figuration and abstraction, and my gestures have become mixed blurs with lines emerging from them.
The work evolves constantly; the subject matter keeps on changing as I work because of this idea of solving a specific problem or addressing a particular obsession, and then I move on to the next thing that is causing me interest or curiosity. For me it’s all a continuous painting; in a way a thread that connects all the work. Sometimes I become more interest in certain aspects and they become the foreground and the subject.
I have always felt like an outsider, my work is very personal in the sense that is not fighting any particular battle but my own. It's my own way of dealing with being a foreigner, a woman and resolving these issues within me. But then again; as it was once said “What is personal is political”.
Sears-Peyton- New York ,Pinturas del fin del Mundo.solo show January 16th 2019
Soloway Gallery - Brooklyn NY, With two Hands ,Group exibition ,March 25, 2018
Sears Peyton Gallery - New York, Florecen ,February 23rd 2017
948 Tulum Art Center-Mexico,Indios Y Cowboys,Group show December 28, 2014
Kabinett- Buenos Aires ,Argentina,Estacion Primavera ,Group show,October 30 ,2014
Arte BA-Buenos aires Argentina,May 2014
Wussman-Buenos Aires Argentina,Tras-Tender ,Agust 31 ,2011
Stux Gallery -Chelsea,NY The rise and fall of Excess Culture, January, 2010
Fake Estate Gallery - Chelsea, NY What Comes Naturally, Contemporary Flowers Curated By Glynnis McDaris June 11 - July 11, 2008
Fake Estate Gallery - Chelsea, NY On The Absent Solo Show March 7 - April 12, 2008
James Cohan Gallery - Chelsea, NY Postcards From The Edge Benefit Group show feauturing the work of: Vito Acconci, Louise Bourgeois, John Baldesarri, Adam Fuss, Alice Aycock , Julie Mehretu amongst others. November 30, 2007
Solomon Contemporary - East Hampton, NY Curated by James Solomon, director of Mary Boone NY Part of group show in cooperation with Scope Hamptons. July 27, 2007
Fake Estate Gallery - Chelsea, NY Sobre Algunos Males Solo Show April 27 - May 26, 2007
Kimmel Center Gallery - NY Stranger to Ourselves Group show including Victoria Calabro, Orly Cogan, Jun Iseyama, Glynnis Mcdaris and Megan Pfelug Nov 15 - Dec 15, 2006
Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery - NY Selected Drawings Group Show Dec. 05 – Jan. 06
The Chelsea Hotel - NY Three Women Group show curated by Julie Trotta (Fake Estate Gallery). Including the works of Jun Iseyama and Orly Cogan. Oct 19, 2005
Lower East Side Girl’s Club - NY A Woman’s Work is Never Done Group show including the works of: Cecily Brown, Louise Bourgeois, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Kiki Smith, and Hope Atherton. Sept. 30, 2004
Christie’s Auction - NY Curated by Estefania Sokoloff Painting auctioned through Christie’s. May 14, 2003
Palais de Glais - Buenos Aires, Argentina Primer Concurso de Iberamerica Pintura Group Show September, 2002
Cristine Rose Gallery - NY Group Show November, 2001
VIridian’s 11th Annual Juried Exhibition - NY Curated by Charlotta Kotik, Chair of painting dept. Curator of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum. June 27 - July 15, 2000
Fourth National Juried Exhibition - NY Curated by Beth Handler, Curatorial assistant dept. of painting and sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York. June 22 - July 15, 2000
The Drawing Center - NY Slide registry, on view permanently.
Marham Murray Gallery - NY Common Language Group Show February 3 - 29, 2000
SVA West Side Gallery - NY Gestural Vocabulary January to February, 1999
White Box Gallery - NY Group Show September, 1998