BIOGRAPHY

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.

STATEMENT

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.

 

EXHIBITONS:

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