Patricia Blanco

Artist/Poet NY/FL

Patricia is a mixed-media artist and poet from New York City and also author of PLUTO: POEMS & PROSE, her 2014 debut.

Raised in New York City, I always had a love of art and writing. My childhood involving a difficult divorce and my mother's long devastating illness greatly influenced my expression through art. Much of my early working career revolved around the excitement of the fashion and publishing worlds. Although they never quite captured my heart, they did ignite my affinity for computer technology and design, leading to a graphic design career. A decade later, motherhood became an interesting catalyst to my inward journey, a soulful work-in-progress, authenticating my spirit and self-expression. In 2014, I published my first poetry collection, PLUTO: POEMS & PROSE, inspired by my rebirth within the virtue of unfiltered truth.

Education

Boston College

BA

Awards

2021

Second Place Award Recipient, Curator Lisa D'Amico (Goddess by Patricia Blanco) [link]

Exhibitions

2022

Group, Ritual: Art and Witchcraft, Womenswork.art - Poughkeepsie, NY (September 30-November 26)

2021

Group, Take Flight, Inside Small Art Exhibits - Rockland County, NY (75 original works in a virtual art exhibit, May 24-July 27. Artists from around the world interpret their ideas about flight.)

2021

Group, Cut Pieces, Emerge Gallery - Saugerties, NY (May 8 - June 27, a collage art exhibit, a virtual artist discussion & virtual art tour can be found in LINKS.)

2020

Group, 4th Annual Member's Exhibition, Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY (March 7, 14, 21, 28 at GARNER Arts/Historic District - 19th century industrial architecture on 14 acres)

2019

Group, L.A.B. FEST (LabfestNY.com), Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY (May 18 & 19, a weekend of collaborative art-making & beer brewing on 14 historic acres)

2015

Group, Revisiting & Rejuvination, Exhibit 23 - Valley Cottage, NY (May 16)

2013

Group, Art in a Box Benefit Holiday Art Sale for Children at Risk, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery - NY, NY (online December 6-10, Holiday Party December 12)

2012

Showcase, Art Takes Times Square, ArtistsWanted.org/See.Me - NY, NY (June 18, a Times Square billboard showcasing international artists, designers, photographers and all creative talents voted from an online contest)

2012

Group, The Art of it All, SHY RABBIT Contempory Arts - Pagosa Springs, CO (November 3 - December 31)

2012

Group, 2012 Benefit Holiday Art Exhibition for Children at Risk, Masters & Pelavin Gallery - NY, NY (December 14-19, Holiday Party December 18)

2012

Solo, Artist of the Month, Vincent's Ear - Nyack, NY (November)

2011

Group, SUMMIT: Four Points of View In Painting & Drawing, 68 Summit St - Nyack, NY (October 29 & Nov 6)

2011

Group, 2011 Benefit Holiday Art Exhibition for Children at Risk, Masters & Pelavin Gallery - NY, NY (December 16-19, Holiday Party December 19)

2022-23

Group, "A Kind of Magic" The Art of Transforming, Gallery 40 - 40 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (Opening reception December 3, 5-7 pm)

Specialties

Analog Collage & Mixed Media