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Life & Work with Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Patricia Schnall Gutierrez.

Patricia Schnall, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My work includes painting, drawing, sculptural objects, performance, video, and installation. Personal life experiences inspire my work and projects. I create an autobiographical account of the everyday, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of women in society, sexuality, motherhood, and aging. These personal stories share with my audience a common thread between contemporary women.

I was born in Buffalo, New York, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1978. I continued my education at the New York Studio School in NYC. Since childhood, I have always identified as an artist, and my work coalesced with my role as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend.

In 2007, I relocated to South Florida, where I currently live and work. I have exhibited in numerous art institutions including, MOCA Miami, Naples Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Art Museum, YAA Museum, Patterson Museum, Burchfield Penney Museum, MADA New Media, as well as numerous University Exhibitions, Art Fairs, and Galleries in and outside of the United States. Over the years, I have received various artist achievement awards and fellowships and have been included in private and online art auctions.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Juggling family, jobs, and working as an artist can be extremely challenging. That’s not to say that women working in other professions have it any easier. Multitasking has become synonymous with professional women. These challenges come up a lot in my work.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
My work is multidisciplinary and I use distinct choices of mediums, materials, and household items. Each piece, whether it be a drawing, painting, sculpture, or video, tells a story. It is so satisfying to eventually share the work with others, whether in exhibitions or with individual collectors. The stories continue and take on a new life as others become a part of the conversation. My proudest moments are the museum exhibitions. Since childhood, I was in awe of artwork in these institutions, being included in them is very gratifying.

How do you think about luck?
I always feel like I am the luckiest person in the world. Things just always seem to work out.

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  • Instagram: pschnallgutierrezstudio
  • Facebook: Patricia Schnall Gutierrez – Artist

Image Credits
Marina Font

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