Stephanie Patton

Humor plays an important role in my work. I often use it as a device to bring attention to more critical issues. Over the course of my artistic career I have found that creating humorous objects often breaks down barriers and allows for the beginning of an open and genuine dialog between my art, the audience and myself. In this way, humor transforms my personal experience into something universal.

Born 1969

 

Education

1996 M.F.A., Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993 B.F.A., Painting, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

Additional Study

2000-2001 Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, New York, NY
2000 Gotham Writer’s Workshop, New York, NY
The New School, New York, NY
1998 Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Sensitivity Training, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2016
pause, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2015
Synthetic Happiness, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2014
Level, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2013
Private Practice, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012
Upkeep, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2011
General Hospital, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2010
Diffuse, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Relocation Beige, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2008
Equipped, Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.1)
Stephanie Patton Recent Work, The Front, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.1)
Equipped, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2005 Renella Rose Champagne, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2004
Sur Mesure, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
Custom-built, Architects and Artists Gallery, Lafayette, LA

2003
Renella Rose Champagne, LOVE, Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

1997
Renella’s Lingerie Showroom, Artist Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2017
SEAMS, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY (2-person exhibition with Jacinto Moros)
Fabricated, Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL, Curator – Melanie Johanson
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,
The Carnegie Art Museum,
Oxnard, CA, Curator – Billie Milam Weisman

2016 Handle with Care, Gensler Architecture Firm, Houston, TX

2015
Art Miami, Arthur Roger Gallery, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL
SCOPE, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, Miami, FL
Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY
Reverb: Past / Present / Future, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA,
Curator – Isolde Brielmaier
Sure Shot, MASS Art, Austin, TX

2014
Trivial Pursuits: Obsession’s Allure, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA,
Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt – Prospect.3 + Lafayette
Back to The Front, The Front, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.3)
The Front @ Art Lab, Art Lab AKIBA and Makii Masaru Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
Face Time, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt

2013
Art for Art’s Sake, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Are We One? exhibition by The Front Artist Collective, Biggin Gallery,
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
The Front: Union, Justice, Confidence – Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
1000 Words, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt

2012
Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children Gallery, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Curator – Amy Mackie, Director of Visual Arts with Angela Berry, Visual Arts Coordinator

2011
southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art Exhibition, “Renella Rose Champagne, Through the Years”, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton,
Florida, Curator – Rod Faulds

2010
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
(in conjunction with SITE Santa Fe), Jurors – Mariannah Amster and Frank Ragano
Masur Museum of Art 47th Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, LA, Juror – David Houston
Southern Open 2010, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Juror – Bill Arning
Moving Vehicles, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL, Curator – Mia Kaplan

2009
Things Fall Apart, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, Curator – Joy Garnett

2008
Southern Open 2008, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Juror – Peter Frank

2005
Artistes a` la page, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
Spirit of Place – Art From Acadiana, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA,
Curator – David Houston
Nouveaux Artistes d’Acadiana, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004
Open for Interpretation, Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curator – David Houston
Grotto II, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY

2003
Fresh Faces, Fresh Spaces, Architects and Artists Gallery, Lafayette, LA

2002
Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
About Face, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2001
Art in General Third Annual 12 to 12 Film and Video Marathon, Art in General, New York, NY,
screening, January 13, 2001

2000
The Date With Elvis, (audio installation in elevator), Art in General, New York, NY
CowParade New York 2000, New York City Public Arts Project, New York, NY
Good Business is the Best Art, Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program,
The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

1995
Face Forward: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art, John Micheal Kohler Arts Center,
Sheboygan, WI
Tarazona Foto 1995, Tarazona, Spain