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BIO

PATRICIA ESPINOSA is a Mexican-born artist based in Brooklyn, New York.

After a successful career in the Design & New Media Industries producing and directing award-winning projects for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the United Nations, Patricia joined the Art Students League of New York in 2001 and started her Fine Art training in drawing, painting, mixed-media and assemblage.

She has exhibited in Mexico, Canada, Germany, and the US, most recently at Ogden Contemporary Arts, Utah, and the James Wise Gallery in Virginia. Her work has been featured in ArtNet News, Buzzfeed, Journal Frankfurt and Leonardo. Her project Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla/Luck Talks was acquired by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago for its permanent collection and included in ¡LOTERIA! Un Mundo de Imágenes, a commemorative publication sponsored by the Mexican Government.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Patricia was nourished by the vibrancy, passion and joie de vivre of Mexican culture. She spent her early years in Germany and later attended a German school in Mexico City with a rather rigid and disciplined work ethic. It was that day-to-day contrast that shaped her personality and to this day influences her development as an artist.

In 2017 Patricia founded ALAS – Atelier and Art Space in Frankfurt, Germany, an independent space that served as her working space and curatorial practice promoting international artists, by providing residencies and exhibition opportunities. In 2021 she revived it in New York, now as ALAS – Artelier, a place for creative collaborations.

She works, lives, and loves life in Brooklyn New York.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Based in Brooklyn, New York
Born in Puebla, Mexico

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON* EXHIBITIONS:

2018 America’s Teddy Bear*, Galerie Isola, Frankfurt, Germany
2018 America’s Teddy Bear | Pandora’s Box, ALAS Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Loteria: Wenn das Glück Spricht / Luck Talks, ALAS Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Werke mit Luftpolsterfolie (Works with Bubble Wrap), ALAS Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany
2016 Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla / Luck Talks, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2016 Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla / Luck Talks, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, PA
2016 Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla / Luck Talks, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, Mexico
2013 Popping into Abstraction, Soho20 Chelsea, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021 Vida, Muerte, Justicia / Life, Death, Justice, curated by Jorge Rojas and Maria del Mar Gonzalez, Ogden Contemporary Arts, Ogden, UT
2021 No Justice, No Peace: Global Protest, Unrest, and Conflict, curated by Anna Isbell, James Wise Gallery, Norfolk, VA
2021 Home Bittersweet Home, ALAS Artelier, Brooklyn, NY
2020 USPS Art Project, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
2020 USPS Art Project, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2019 Room Art Anonymous, Der Mixer Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2016 Translation and the Arts, Glendon Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015 Definitive 641, Chashama Studios Harlem, curated by Omo Misha, New York, NY
2015 Sing for Hope Pianos, Public Installation, New York, NY
2014 Standing Outside the Closed Door, ABC No Rio at 292 Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Relational Ground: Defying the Status Quo, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY
2013 Se-lec-tion, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY
2012 Award Recipients Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY
2012 La Loteria Aumentada at ManifestAR @ LA Re.Play, College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
2011 La Loteria Aumentada at I Shall Please, Digital Arts Weeks, Digital Art Week, Victoria, Canada
2011 La Loteria Art Exhibit, Observatory, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Die Zeit of Drawing, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2010 Juried Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Rogue Space Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Manhattan Borough President Annual Small Works Exhibition, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS AND AWARDS:

2021 Awarded Third Place in “No Justice, No Peace” International Juried Exhibition, Norfolk, VA
2016 “Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla” Game, Permanent Collection National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
2016 “Thank You”, Colección de Arte UDLAP, Universidad de las Américas – Puebla, Mexico
2015 Robarts Library Print Collection, University of Toronto, Canada
2015 Artist Studio Residency, Chashama, New York, NY
2012 Joseph Bartnikowski Scholarship, The Arts Students League of New York, NY

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS:

2021 Roka, Les, Exceptional multidimensional perspectives at Vida, muerte, justicia exhibition at Ogden Contemporary Arts, The Utah Review, November
2021
 Low, Jesslyn, “Vida Muerte Justicia” is an Essential Exhibition for Reflection, Mourning and Collective Healing, 15 Bytes, October
2021 “Realizan festival latinoamericano de arte en Ogden”, Noticiero Telemundo Utah, Octubre 6
2021 Bonilla, Alexandrea, Life, Death, Justice, The Sign Post, October
2019 Prewo, Jens, “Bunte Projektile gegen Gewalt”, Journal Frankfurt, August 
2017 Ortiz Lanz, José Enrique, “LOTERIA! Un Mundo de Imágenes, Edición Conmemorativa Cámara de Diputados, Gobierno de México, Agosto 2017
2016 Inclán, Isabel, El juego mexicano de “Lotería” llega a Canadá, Agencia NOTIMEX, Junio 2016
2016 “La Suerte Que Habla, ¡Se juega a la Lotería Mexicana!”, Correo Canadiense, Junio 2016
2015 Briceño, Norberto, An Artist Made Stunning Lotería Cards About Mexico’s State Of Affairs, Buzzfeed, September 17, 2015
1998 Sixth Annual New York Digital Salon, LEONARDO, 1998

CURATORIAL: 

2021 Home Bittersweet Home, Co-curated with Siu Wong-Camac, ALAS Artelier, Brooklyn NY
2018 Michael Miller: Roundels, ALAS – Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, NY
2018 Yoon Cho: The Desert Walk Series, ALAS – Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, NY
2018 Catriona Herd: The Living Landscape, ALAS – Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, NY
2017 Diego Anaya: “Rituales de Cenizas”, ALAS – Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, NY
2017 Juliette Belmonte: Three Parts Human, ALAS – Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, NY

PRESENTATIONS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS:

2021 Installation performance of “America’s Teddy Bear”, Ogden Contemporary Arts, Ogden, UT
2019 Installation performance of “America’s Teddy Bear”, Der Mixer Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
2016 “Loteria: Luck Talks” Artist Talk and Game Play, University of Toronto, Canada
2016 “Loteria: Luck Talks” Artist Talk and Game Play, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, PA
2016 “Translation and the Arts” Artist Talk and Game Play, Glendon College in York University, Toronto, Canada
2014 Collaborative Art Piece at The Art of Healing – Lulu & Leo Fund Benefit, Museum of the City of New York, NY
2013 Collaborative Art Piece “I © NY”, Lulu & Leo Fund Benefit Museum of the City of New York, NY

EDUCATION:

1996 BFA Graphic Design, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico
1999 MFA Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York
2001-2016 Art Students League New York, Study with Nicki Orbach, Bruce Dorfman, Mariano Del Rosario