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STATEMENT/CV Patricia Horing Artist’s Statement

I am interested in the narrative and psychological nature of portraiture. Contemporary paintings of specific people simultaneously raise questions and offer clues about individual identity and the larger cultural context in which the subjects exist. My goal is not simply to show what a person looks like, but to examine, through subjective interpretation, who that person is, wants to be, has been. Often the subjects' material surroundings also reflect some aspect of personal desire or identity that is linked to the psychological underpinning of the portrait.

By conveying a feeling for both the inner and outer lives of individuals through expressionistic portraiture, I hope to access a deeper underlying current of relatable human experience.


New York Academy of Art , MFA, 2015

New York University , MA, 1994

Brown University , BA, 1986


MFA Thesis Exhibition
Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
November 20, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Small Is Beautiful
Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
November 20, 2014 - January 10, 2015

New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition
Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Jurors: Matthew Flowers, Flowers Gallery; Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art; Patterson Sims, Independent Curators International
June 19 - July 12, 2014

'We Love Art' (group show)
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
February 2014

ViewPoints 2013 (group show)
Juror: Helene Posner, Contemporary Art Curator, Neuberger Museum
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
April 10 - May 5, 3013

Works on Paper, NYC
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City
June 24 - July 15, 2012

Westchester Biennial 2012
Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY
March - June 2012

ViewPoints 2012 (group show)
Juror: Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montclair Art Museum
Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
March 26–April 20, 2012

International Painting NYC (group show)
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY
January 8 - February 15, 2012

Love Thy Neighbor (group show)
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
August - September 2011

Stay Connected - Paintings by Patricia Horing
White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY
February, 2011

National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2009
One of 50 artists selected for this show at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.
October, 2009 - September, 2010
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Family Matters: Paintings by Patricia Horing and Kristin McElroy
Chapman Gallery, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
March – April 2010

Gifts from the Studio
Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
November - December 2008

29th Annual Small Works Competition and Exhibition

80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York
Curated by Jack Shainman, Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC
February 4 - March 10, 2006

40 Years of Painting,
A joint exhibition at both the Westchester Gallery & the Alexander Gallery
at the Scarsdale J.C.C.
January - February, 2006

Small Works Show
Westchester Gallery
Curated by Livia Straus of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
June - August, 2005

Patty Horing is a graduate of Brown University (B.A., 1986) and New York University (M.A., English Literature, 1994).

© Patty Horing 2013