Patty Wickman is a painter who finds transcendent mystery in the everyday. She combines pictorial realism with a close observation of human psychology and spiritual longing.
Born in 1959, Wickman received her BFA from Arizona State University, Tempe (1981), and her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1983). She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Cornell DeWitt Gallery, New York; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Bridge Projects, Los Angeles; ACME Gallery, Los Angeles; Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica; Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; W139, Amsterdam; the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles; the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
Reviews of Wickman’s work have been included in Artforum, Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Image Journal. Her work is featured in The Art of the X-Files by William Gibson; Adam by Edward Lucie Smith; Sixteen Tons by Michael Darling; and Full of Grace by Judith Dupré.