Patricia Keller Biography
Patricia Keller earned both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has been an educator and professional painter for over thirty years.
A versatile artist, Keller utilizes a wide range of materials in her paintings including watercolor, gouache, pastels, oils, and acrylics. Most of her artwork is derived from her life-long love of wilderness landscape as well as her recent focus on medicinal plants. The foundation of her method is the use of vibrant color, texture and energetic brushwork, while emphasizing color relationships and the introduction of improbable color into her subjects. Her paintings have won awards and have been exhibited in many one-person and group shows around the nation as well as in many galleries and museums in Wisconsin.
Patricia is a professional member of Wisconsin Visual Artists, and she has served as curator for the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Steinhauer Trust Gallery.
Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2012 "Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now", The Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2010 "here THEN and now", U.W.Madison Art Alumni Exhibit, Madison, Wisconsin.
2010 "Mixed Greens", Promega Spring Art Showcase, Madison, Wisconsin.
2007 "Watercolor Wisconsin", Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin.
2006 "Watercolor Wisconsin", Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin.
2006 "Cow Parade Wisconsin", Madison, Wisconsin.
2006 "A Closer Look", solo exhibition, Alicia Ashman Library, Madison, Wisconsin.
2005 "Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition", Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.
2005 "Wisconsin Watercolorists", Bresler Eitel Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2004 "Midwest Winter",
national competition, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, Wisconsin--selected
for Award of Excellence.
2001 Still Places, solo exhibition, Steinhauer Trust Gallery, U.W.Madison Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin.
2001 Artful Women Exhibition, Heideman Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
2000 Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Centennial Exhibition, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin.
1999 Wild Places, Solo Exhibition, Kings Foot Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
1998 Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Showcase of Member Artists, De Ricci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin.
1996 Views of Wisconsin, group exhibition, M.B. Perine Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
Five Women Artists, M.B. Perine Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin.
1995 FEATURED "SHOWCASE ARTIST", WHA-TV Art and Antiques Auction, Madison and southern Wisconsin.
1993 Winter in Wisconsin, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, Wisconsin.
1991 Miller Art Center Invitational Exhibition, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
1988 San Diego Watercolor Society Annual National Competition, San Diego, California.
1986 National Arts Club 88th Open National Watercolor Competition, New York.
1985 San Diego Watercolor Society Annual National Competition, San Diego, California.
National Arts Club 87th Open
National Watercolor Competition, New York.
Copyright © Patricia Keller 2011