Patricia Schnall Gutierrez - Undercover

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Patricia Schnall Gutierrez - Undercover



oil and mixed media on canvas

80" x 56"

by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

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The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez (including painting, drawing, sculptural objects,  performance and installation) draws its inspiration from a self-referential account of personal memories, situations and emotions. Using distinct choices of mediums, household objects and materials, she creates an autobiographical account of the everyday, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality. Through her personal stories, she shares a unique perspective on controversial issues facing contemporary woman and society. 

Patricia Schnall Gutierrez was born in Buffalo, New York and received a BFA (cum laude) from SUNY Buffalo in1978. After a move to New York City in1980, she continued her education at the New York Studio School.

In 2007,  Schnall Gutierrez relocated to Miami, Florida where she currently lives and works. She has exhibited in numerous art institutions including the Naples Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Art Museum, YAA Museum, Patterson Museum, MADA New Media, as well as in University Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Galleries in and outside of Florida. Her work was selected and showcased in the private Sotheby's auction at the Margulies Collection, she has received the Award of Excellence from the Biennial Six Exhibition at the Florida Museum of Art and was also a recipient for the Florida Department of State/Division of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Fellowship.



The choice of execution and materials is essential to accentuate the intent of each particular piece: hundreds of filled plastic garbage bags hung on shower hooks, draped washing machine tubing with sounds of home, paper packages constructed alongside volunteers, intimately photographed domestic portraits, drawings, paintings and interactive public works, all contributing to the larger collective dialogue they are inspired by.

The ontological conceptualization of woman continues to unfold in the twenty-first century. Through my various work, I strive to create an awareness of how women have been defined in the past and the insight this knowledge gives us as we move forward.

My work remains focused on the exploration of the contemporary feminine character based on traditional, political and personal circumstances. The work, post-minimal and conceptual in nature, ranges from two-dimensional and installation to performance and collaborative projects. The content reveals an intimate commentary on a variety of issues of the modern world, the role of women and personal life stories.