Kara Patrowicz

fiber arts, mixed media, painting

I live and work in Maynard, MA. I received my M.FA. (2-D Media) from MassArt, Post-Baccalaureate (Studio Art) from Brandeis and B.F.A (Painting) from Boston University. I have been a Fulbright Grant recipient in Painting, Artist-in-Residence at Boston Children’s Hospital, and my work has been displayed in solo and group exhibits in New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Ireland.

I desire my work to inspire moments of quiet absorption and reflection in its viewers. I love the process of slow looking and developing layered, nuanced surfaces as responsive and contemplative acts in an era of ceaseless distraction. The restorative, embodying aspects of working with tactile fiber and paint materials are central to my work. I also strive to convey an authentic experience of beauty in daily life and evoke the tenderness and sacramental qualities of domestic and familial rituals. I’m interested in the complexity of our present reality in which ritual, instantaneity, domesticity and contemporary technology are deeply enmeshed.