Patty Rodgers

Patty Rodgers

Northlake, TX, United States

About Patty Rodgers

Artist Statement: I am inspired to paint places and things I see around me. I am struck by light on objects and the space. Then my painting becomes all about color and how the colors create a flat abstract design, and at the same time, distance and form and light. Based on the things I see, I look for the geometric design within the rectangle or square of the canvas, and work on a painting until it becomes a satisfying combination of aesthetic elements. Beyond the formal elements of painting I am exploring the idea of our relationship to our environment, collections of objects, and sense of place as an important aspect of our lives.

I have exhibited my paintings in galleries, group shows and street fairs in Connecticut, Mass., New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and most recently, in Denton and Lewisville, TX. Collectors of my work reside in CA, MD, NY, WA, MD, MA, IL, RI, WI, MI, FL, AU and the UK. Public collections include Wausau Hospital in Wausau, WI, and Southern CT State U., in Connecticut. My work is often on view at the MCL Grand Theater Gallery in Lewisville, TX.


Teaching Certificate in art K-12, 1997 Central CT State University, New Britain, CT
B.F.A. painting, 1981 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
B.A. art, 1978 Simmons College, Boston, MA


I will be exhibiting at The Other Art Fair in Dallas TX in the Fall of 2021.
I will be exhibiting at Spectrum Miami, December 1-6, 2021, sponsored by Artblend.


Commercial Galleries
2007 to 2012 Represented by Gregory Gaymont Gallery, 3948 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL
2010 to 2012 Represented by Gail Browne Gallery, Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Gallery Exhibits
2015-09 Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, Antioch, IL
2009 Three person show, Gregory Gaymont Gallery
2008 Charles-Baltivik Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2007 Interiors and Cityscapes, Gregory Gaymont Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 The Purple Giraffe Art Gallery, Harbert, MI
2002 Interior, Exterior, Paintings About the Edge Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
1996 E.T.C. Gallery, Hartford, CT
1995 Guilford Handcraft Center, Inc., (Emerging Artists Show), Guilford, CT
1994 Intimate Visions, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT
1988 Face Off Artists by Artists, the Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
1988 Edward Dean gallery, South Windsor, CT
1988, 1987 Rose Farm Gallery, East Haddam, CT
1987 Atria Architects Gallery, Hartford, CT
1986 Up, Down, All Around, Salt Box Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1985 The Figure, M.S. Gallery, Hartford, CT
1984 Ten Young Artists, the Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
1982 The Square Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018, "Fresh Ideas", "Wild and Free", "The Art of Giving (juried) MCL Grand Gallery, Lewisville TX
2017, "Recent Works", Robert T. Wright Community Gallery, Grayslake, IL (Juried)
2017 City Hall, Highland Park, IL
2018, 2017, 2016 Members Group Show, Robert T.Wright Community gallery of art, Grayslake, IL
2018, 2017, 2016 Members Group Show, Adler Center for Music and Art, Libertyville, IL
2015 Members Small Works, Provincetown, MA
2012 4th Fridays, Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
2013, 2009 Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake,IL (Juried)
2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Around the Coyote Fall Art Festival, Chicago, IL
2005, 04, 03, 02 Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
2003 Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL (Juried)
2003 Antioch Fine Arts Foundation Open Studio Tour, Antioch, IL
2001 Recent Works, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL (Juried)
2001 Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan, IL
2000 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Canton Artist’s Guild, Canton, CT (Juried)
1998 John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT (Juried)
1996 Connecticut Workmen’s Compensation Commission, Hartford, CT (Juried)
1994 Central CT State U., New Britain, CT (Invited)
1991 New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (Juried)

Outdoor Fairs
2017 Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, Antioch, IL
2017 Kenosha Art Association, Kenosha, WI
2015 August 1-2, Adler center, Libertyville (Juried)
2006 Long Grove Show, Long Grove, IL (Juried)
2006 Riverside Art Festival, Riverside, IL (Juried)
2006 Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, IL (Juried)
2004, 2003 Wells Street Show, Chicago, IL (Juried)
2003 Art in the Barn, Barrington, IL (Juried)
2003 15th Annual Long Grove Art Fest, Long Grove, IL (Juried)
2002 Skokie Art Guild 41st Annual art Fair, Skokie, IL (Juried)

Selected Awards
1981 Oil Painting Award, Beth El Temple Show, West Hartford CT (juried by Will Barnett)
1998 Jurors Award, Artwell Ink, Torrington, CT
1995 Sculpture Award, Central CT State U., New Britain, CT

The Pioneer Press, May, 2009
The Daily Herald, Oct. 10, 2005
Lake Villa Record, Sept. 16-22nd, 2005
Wausau Daily Herald, March 7, 2002
“Gallery”, State of the Arts, Winter, 1987, published by CT Commission on the Arts

Public Collections
Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT (under the name Wooldridge)
Private collections in CT, NY, MA, RI, IL, MI, CA

Teaching Experience
2014 to 2018 Instructor, After School Enrichment Solutions
2011 to present, Guitar and Art Instructor, self employed
2007-2009 Art Teacher, St. Matthews Lutheran School, Hawthorn Woods, IL
2003-2005 Art Teacher, Grayslake High School, Grayslake, IL
2002-2003 Art Teacher, Olive C. Martin School, Lake Villa, IL
1999-2000 Art Instructor, Plainville High School, Plainville, CT
1998-1999 Art Instructor, Oliver Wolcott Technical Trade School, Torrington, CT