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.
I have always been fascinated with color,I need it around me and on me.
There were several things that motivated this last body of work.One was a very close death and the other a very close birth. Flowers were something they both shared.
In these important rituals of life like weddings and funerals ;celebrations; flowers are always present announcing beginnings and endings.
I though they were the perfect starting point then.
Having being born in Argentina ;color was always around me from the rich color textiles from the north of the country to the very wardrobe and kitchen of my grandmother's house.
Flowers have been used in decoration from textiles to wall papers to silverware ,and associated as making things "more beautiful".In my opinion ,flowers have also been a way of concealing ,hiding the ugliness the pain, the rotten.
When I look outside of my studio in Williamsburg , Brooklyn,I see concrete and grey buildings ;maybe this work is my reaction against this bleak landscape that little has in common with my colorful Buenos Aires.
But I also believe that as in Quevedo's work; this flowers are the excuse;the starting point.
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