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.

 

EDUCATION  

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

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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2022 Fountainhead Residency (forthcoming), Miami, USA

2021 – 2022 Sculpture Space Residency, Utica (forthcoming), New York, USA

2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, Craft/Sculpture

2019 – 2021 The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, New York, USA

2020 Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC), SU-CASA, Artist-in-Residence, New York, USA

2019 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA

2019 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

2019 The Studios at MASS MoCA Artist-in-Residence, North Adams, USA

2012 Convergences, NARS, New York Art Residency & Studios, New York, USA

2011 Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies and Other Treasure Trails, NARS, New York Art Residency & Studios, New York, USA

2010 Ready, Set, Create, NARS, New York Art Residency & Studios, New York, USA

2007 Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency and Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

2007 The Tow Research Stipend, Brooklyn College, Berlin, Germany

2007 Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence in Photography, Brooklyn College, New York, USA

2006 Cerf Award for Artistic Excellence in Sculpture, Brooklyn College, New York, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Bound, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, USA

2021 Safe Word, duo show, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2020 Galerie Kornfeld, duo show, Berlin, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 ‘Affinità Elettive, Curated by Samuele Visentin, LoSpazio, Turin, Italy

2020 It Seems So Long Ago, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, USA

2020 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

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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