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About Patricia Wheeler
Biography - About Patricia Wheeler

Rutgers University, B.A. 1982, High Honors, Studio Art


Row Boat Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon
Chapter Two Gallery, Corea, Maine
Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine
Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, Wisconsin


2011/2012: Artist in Residence: SITKA Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon: 3 1/2 months, painting, assemblage
2008: Oregon College of Art & Craft, premiere: "Kathy Kelly: Peace Warrior", video portrait
2008: Artist in Residence: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon: painting & videography: 2 months
2007: Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA: "Ghost Dance", video premiere, with Meg Wolfe (dance)
2007: Fiber National: Lancaster Museum of Art, PA , cash award
2007: University of Maine, Farmington: video & lecture , Art & Politics
2007: Maine Urban Projection Project (MUPP) artistic director & founder
2007: You tube videos: Impeachment protests, Portland & Bangor, Maine,  "No War, No Warming", national protest, Washington, D.C
2007: CODE PINK, Washington, D.C. week-long residency as activist & videographer
2006: Maine Film Festival at the Maine Social forum, presenter
2005: Smithsonian Museum of American Art: video: J. Fred Woell,The Man Who Knew Too Much"
2005: Maine Public Access TV: “ The Iraq War Cloth 2”, documentary of the occupation of Senator Susan Collin’s Bangor office
2005: Maine Public Access TV:  “The Iraq War Cloth”  documentary of the occupation of Rep. Tom Allen’s Portland office
2005: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME: video: “Intersection”
2004: Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon: Senior Resident, Painting
2004: Puffin Foundation Grant: Maine Artist’s Peace Project
2004: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine: Artist in Residence: video, construction & painting
2002: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine: Artist in Residence, Westport Island, ME: painting
2001: Reach Performing Arts Center, Deer Isle, ME: “ Intersection”, collaboration performance, Patricia Wheeler, Meg Wolfe, L.A. , Thomas Sprenkle, Portland, Oregon

EXHIBITIONS, Painting & Mixed Media
Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon,"Connections" solo exhibition
Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, WI
Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
Chaper Two Gallery, Corea, Maine: one person show & class
Isalos gallery, Stonington, ME: "Red"


Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle  Maine:"Visual Journals" solo exhibition
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine: one person show
Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, OR


I-95 TRIENNIAL, University of Maine Museum, Bangor, Maine
Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, WI.
Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine, 4 person exhibition
Springbox Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Chapter Two, Corea , Maine
Isalos Gallery, Stonington, Maine, Red
Aarhaus Gallery, Belfast, Maine


Spring Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, "Netters"
Sitka 16th annual Art Invitational, Portland, Oregon
Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, Maine: Great Spruce Head Island Residency Exhibition
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine:"Distance Forward, J. Fred Woell & Patricia Wheeler"

University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn, Lewiston, Maine:"Patricia Wheeler,The Art of Protest"
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine, "Traces: Artist's Journals"
Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon: "Lunations" solo exhibition

2006, 2007:

Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C. Human Rights Institute: "Security Blanket", solo exhibition


University of Maine, Orono, Maine: solo exhibition paintings and ritual objects
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft: "Living It Large"
Hudson Museum, Maine Center for the Arts,  University of Maine, Orono, "Embedded Quilts From the Iraq War", solo exhibition


College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME: “War Flowers: From Swords to Plowshares”
Dokuz Eylul University: “Visions in Textiles 2005”: Izmir, Turkey, international textile exhibition


Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME: “Un/Coverings”: Maine Contemporary Fiber Survey
Boothbay Harbor Opera House, ME: “Maine Contemporary Quilts”, 3 person exhibition
TSL GALLERY, Hudson, N.Y.: “Fear/Jealousy/Greed”, group exhibit
University of Maine Presque Isle:“ Embedded Quilts ”: solo exhibit
Fine Focus’04:  National traveling quilt exhibition
Colby College: “20/20 EnVision”

Elan Fine Arts: Rockland, ME, “Across The Line, Paintings From Oaxaca”: solo exhibition
Beginners Mind Gallery: Deer Isle, ME, “Growing Season”: solo exhibition
Women’s Caucus For Art: “Not Just A Pretty Face”, Florida
Cambridge Artists’Cooperative, Boston, MA: Fifth Biannual Book Arts Show

Library of Congress, Wash. D.C.: Permanent Collection
Exit Art: New York City, “Reactions”: group show
Colby College: “Women in the Arts”,  Waterville, ME

Munson Gallery: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Hungarian Consulate: New York City:  traveling exhibition

Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, ME: Biennial 2000
University of the Arts: Philadelphia, PA , “Deer Isle Six”

Between the Muse Gallery: Rockland, ME: solo exhibition
Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, ME: “Plainsong, Six Voices”

Clark Gallery: Lincoln, MA: “Thirteen”

2013 - 2000:
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR:  mixed media painting : Architecture of Memory, Painting from the Intuitive

2011 - 2005:
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology: Otis, OR: mixed media painting: Memento Painting, Painting Archeology

2010: Haystack Mountain School, Mixed media workshop, Deer Isle, ME

2010, '07, 06, '02: Haystack Moubtain School, high school mentor program, mixed media

2009: Peninsula Art School, Door County, WI: Painting Workshop

2008: Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida:  Architecture of Memory, painting workshop

2007: Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine: Architectural Painting, painting workshop

2006: Hui No’Eau, Makawao, Hawaii: Painting workshop and lecture

2004: Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, Wi., Workshop: Memento Painting

1999: Vermont College: MFA program, Artist/Teacher, Mixed Media

1998: Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, ME: Assemblage with J. Fred Woell

1994: Haystack Mt. School: Deer Isle, ME: Collage/Assemblage

WBAI, Democracy Now ( Pacifica Radio) live report from Washington D.C. protest and arrest.
Hudson Museum, Maine Center for the Arts, Univ. of Maine, Orono: lecture: Embedded Quilts form the Iraq War

WABI TV: Interview, Maine activism and the media, Allen Grover
WERU radio: Interview, Dec. 15, 2005 nonviolent direct action, Cathy Melio
WERU, Radio interview,  “arrests at the White House”, Cathy Melio
WERU, Radio interview, “ Embedded Quilts ” Meredith DeFrancesco
Alamo Theater & Film Archives, Bucksport, ME: Panel: Crossing The BLVD, with Judith Sloan: grass roots activism
College Of The Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME: War Flowers/ Swords to Plowshares, Artist’s Panel
U Maine Orono, Peace Studies: Lecture

U Maine Orono, Peace Conference: Artists panelWERU, Radio interview, “Art & Dissent”, Cathy Melio
MAPP, Maine Artist’s Peace Project, Founder and Coordinator
University of Maine, Orono, lecture, Women’s Studies
University of Maine, Orono, lecture,  Peace Studies
University of Maine, Presque Isle, Transfer Workshop
Many and One Coalition: Lewiston, ME: workshop, Unity Flags

2003: Democracy Now, WBAI, NYC (Pacifica Radio) live interview,“The arrest of activists protesting the Iraq War at Senator Susan Collin’s office”

1997 thru 2004: Advisory Board: CMCA, Rockport, ME

1998: Curator: Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME: “J. Fred Woell”

1994 through ’ 96: Owner/Director: Wheeler Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

1990 through ’93: Owner/Director: Wheeler/Seidel Gallery, SoHo, N.Y.C

2008: Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon, permanent collection

2004: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine, permanent collection
numerous private collections nationally

Painting Intensives:
Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland , OR : May/June 2013
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis , OR : June 2013   
The Studio School, Roanoke, Virginia: April, 2013

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