Patricia Ayres’ practice relates to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. She analyzes the mechanisms of physical and psychological control and restricts the body from the penal and organized religion systems. She makes anthropomorphic, totemic sculptures from fabric strips wrapped drawing on her knowledge and experience as a fashion designer. She brings materials and hardware from the fashion industry into her artwork.

Ayres attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019), received an MFA from Hunter College (Fall 2018), BFA from Brooklyn College and an A.A.S degree in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited at Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles; Fragment, Moscow, Russia; Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland; New Art Dealers Alliance; Koenig & Clinton Gallery, New York; Kornfeld Gallery, Berlin; Samuele Visentin, Turin, Italy (virtual); International Print Center New York; The College Art Association of America; The Bronx Council on the Arts: Longwood Gallery at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York and New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation. She was an artist-in-residence at at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program; The Studios at MASS MoCA; Lower Manhattan Cultural Center; a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant; recipient of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Sculpture; Sculpture Space Residency (forthcoming 2023) and Fountainhead Residency, Miami (forthcoming 2022). Ayres is currently an Artist-in-Residence with The Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary.

Solo presentation at Liste Art Fair Basel, 2021
Solo presentation at Liste Art Fair Basel, 2021
Solo presentation at Liste Art Fair Basel, 2021
Safe Word, 2021, Installation View (duo with Lisa Ivory)
Safe Word, 2021, detail
Safe Word, 2021, Installation View (duo with Lisa Ivory)
MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2018

 

EDUCATION  

2019
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA

2018
MFA in Sculpture, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, USA
BFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, USA
AAS Fashion Design, The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Bound, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, USA
Safe Word, duo show, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2020
Galerie Kornfeld, duo show, Berlin, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles (Forthcoming)
WORKPLACE (Forthcoming), London, UK
This Basic Asymmetry, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Felix Art Fair, Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2020
‘Affinità Elettive, Curated by Samuele Visentin, LoSpazio, Turin, Italy
It Seems So Long Ago, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany

2019
Entering A Song, Koenig and Clinton Gallery, New York, USA

2018
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, City University of New York, MFA, Tribeca, New York, USA

2017
Printfest (Regional MFA), International Print Center New York, New York, USA

2013
In the Realm of Dreams & Fears, Bronx Council On The Arts, Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, New York, USA

2007
Honor Society Exhibition, Brooklyn College, New York, USA

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2023
Sculpture Space Residency, Utica (forthcoming), New York, USA

2022
Fountainhead Residency (forthcoming), Miami, USA

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
Zuzāns Collection, Zuzeum, Riga, Latvia
Patricia Pearson-Vergez and Juan Vergez Collection

Fragment at Liste Art Fair Basel
September 17, 2021
Today is the opening of NADA Miami art fair
December 1, 2020
Fragment participates in the NADA Miami international art fair
November 10, 2020
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