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Pat Owoc

Pat Owoc

816 Bricken Place
St. Louis
, MO 63122-1614
(314) 821-7429

owocp@mindspring.com
http://www.patowoc.com

Pat Owoc’s recent work has been of three types -- botanical designs using disperse dye on polyester fabric; works reminiscent of the Kansas prairie of her childhood; and digressions, works not easily categorized.   There is an element of storytelling in most of Owoc’s work.

In working with themes of story, history, and landscape, she uses a wide assortment of uncommon materials and techniques – ragged painted fabric strips, polyester fabric as a foundation for disperse dye, discarded materials and distressed artifacts, and a variety of surface design techniques.  Owoc relies heavily on photographs – old and new – that she transforms and adapts to tell stories or to evoke mood.

Just as time changes memory of landscape and story, time changes the work of the artist.  While Owoc’s current work is at times dream-like and indistinct and at times almost graphic in nature, the work is rooted in a tradition of handwork, hand quilting and garment making.  Even though the memory of specific scenes and events has changed over time, Owoc relies on early-learned skills along with newly acquired techniques to create fiber art.  Her stitched constructions, mixed media pieces and art quilts rely on a melding of old and new, both in imagery and skill.

Owoc is active in area and national fiber art groups.  She exhibits locally and nationally and teaches and lectures on a number of topics including her own work and surface design techniques.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

            Sightlines, Studio Art Quilt Associates, George Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO,

January14, 2013 – March 1, 2013

Opening Reception: January 18, 2013; 5:30 – 7:00 pm

            Art by Women, For Women, About Women, Capital Arts Gallery, Jefferson City,

MO, January 12, 2013 – February 28, 2013

Artist Reception: January 20, 2013; 1 – 4 pm

            Biennial Fiber Arts and Quilt Show, Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College,

Columbia, MO, February 25, 2013 - March 22, 2013

Opening Reception: March 1, 2013; 4 – 6 pm

            Sightlines, Studio Art Quilt Associates, William and Florence Schmidt Art Center,

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL, August 22 – October 15, 2013

Selected Publications

The Studio Quilt, no. 6: STATE OF THE ART (2011), by Sandra Sider, 2011

Art Quilting Studio, “On the Surface,” by Pat Owoc, Stampington & Co., Laguna Hills, CA, Summer  2011

Sightlines, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., Storrs, CT, 2010

500 Art Quilts, Lark Books, 2010

Quilt National 2007: The Best in Contemporary Quilts, Lark Books, 2007

Portfolio 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., Storrs, CT

Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project, Quilting Arts LLC, October 2006

I Remember Mama, by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Primedia, Golden, CO, 2005

Fiberarts Design Book 7, Fiberarts, Asheville, NC, 2004

Quilt National 1999: The Best in Contemporary Quilts, Random House, 1999

Exhibition and Collections

Work has been selected for over 200 juried and invitational shows during a fifteen-year exhibition period.  Locations outside the United States include France, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of Congo.   Art work is included in the collections of private individuals, museums, and the United States Department of State’s Arts in Embassies program.

Solo Exhibitions

2010 – Rags and Satin, Gallery ADMIN, St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO

2009 – Not Altogether Whole, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2006 – Re: Place, Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

2005 – Highways, Ethical Society, St. Louis, MO

2001 – Heartland, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

1999 – Highway Quilts, Library Limited, St. Louis, MO

1999 – One Woman’s Work, Big Bend Yoga Center, St. Louis, MO                       

Selected Juried/Invitational Exhibitions – United States

          Studio Art Quilt Associate’s Sightlines exhibition – 2010-2014

2012 – Third Dimension, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2012 – Celebrating Our Past: QSDS, Ross Art Museum, Delaware, OH

2012 – Missouri Fiber Artist Fiber Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO

2012 – Currents, Missouri Fiber Artists, The Vine Gallery, Osage, Beach, MO

2012 – Weave a Vision, Capitol Arts Gallery, Jefferson  City, MO

2011 – Art St. Louis XXVII, The Exhibition, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2011 – Reflections: ArtFiber Saint Louis, Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis, MO

2011 – Fiber Focus, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

2011 – Speaking of Fibers, Missouri Fiber Artists, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

2011 – In the Mix, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2011 – Beholder, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2011 – Lifeblood, Invitational, Gallery Visio, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

2010 – Lifeblood, Invitational, SLCC-FV Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 – Fiber: TwentyTen, Missouri Fiber Artists, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2009 -- Not Altogether Whole, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO Solo Exhibition

2009 – “…and then there were nine.”  ArtFiber St. Louis, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO

2009 -- RE-USE: Quilts Gone Green, The Works Gallery, Newark, OH

2009 -- Conversations in Fabric, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2009 -- Surface Matters, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO

2009 -- Women and Environment, Women’s Caucus for Art-STL, SLCC-FV, St. Louis, MO

2008 – America the Beautiful and Beyond, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

2008 – Space Place Life, Dept of Art & Design, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2007 – Quilt National ’07, Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, and The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2007 – Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2007 – Big Picture: Provisions for the Arts of Social Change, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY

2007 – Nothing New: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2006 – Re: Place, Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO Solo Exhibition

2006 – Surface Tension, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ

2006 – Art Quilts at the Whistler III, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA

2005 – Textiles As Emotional Landscape, Regional Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

2005 – A Dash of Estrogen – Survival Through Humor, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2004 – New Directions in Fiber, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

2004 – Uncommon Threads, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Little Rock, AR

2004 – Honor Awards 2004, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2003 – CraftHouston 2003: National, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2003 – Materials: Hard & Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2002 – Quilts: Stories in Time, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

2002 – Material Witness, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

2001 -- State of the Craft: Contemporary Interpretations, Museum of Early Trades/Crafts, Madison, NJ

2001 – Honor Awards 2001, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2000 – Indigenous Culture: Fine Craft from the St. Louis Region, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

1999 -- Quilt National ‘99, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

 

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