Cameron Shojaei considers his legacy as an artist is to bring representational, traditional, Rubenesque figure painting back to the main stage of high art and push out fine art wallpaper and slash-and-burn painting techniques that dominate today's contemporary galleries.
The Patterson Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media. Attracting artists from around Baltimore and the nation, the program is located at The Patterson, a historic former movie theater converted into a vibrant, community-based art center.
Meet The Artists:
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.
Alice Gadzinski’s sculptural work is an examination of authenticity, exploring ideas of taste and the pressures of social performance and examining the present through past "camp" iconographies. Gadzinski earned her MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and her BFA in Photography from the Kendall College of Art and Design.
In past years Amy Sherald's work has been autobiographical but has changed in response to her move to Baltimore, MD and has taken on a social context with a allegorical twist.
Adam Davies’s unmanipulated photographs explore points of intersection between architecture and the natural world. He received an EdM from Harvard University and a MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Amanda is a novelist and short story writer whose fiction explores the complexity of everyday moments, where representations of class, culture, self, and happiness collide.
Jerry Allen Gilmore’s most recent work reflects his realization that life’s every movement possesses a humorous bend in the river, where “one may be given aid by animals, magicians and shamans or menaced by devils, clowns and bumble bees. Where you go depends upon where you have been, and where you can go depends upon what you can imagine.”
Tiffany Lange is an artist, designer, and illustrator. From puppetry to children’s book illustration, the intent of her art is to pause the commotion of everyday life and guide the audience toward a lighthearted sensory experience. She employs imagery that is introspective and whimsical—generating curiosity with rich hues, dynamic characters, and intriguing exaggerations of dimension. Lange is Creative Director at Charm City Puppets and the marketing agency Giant Sprout Creative, LLC.
Originally from Mexico City, Alfonso Fernandez attended the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts in Minneapolis, where he earned his BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2013. In 2016, Fernandez earned his MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he was an apprentice to artist and instructor Joan Waltemath. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most recently at the Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington, DC, the Circa Gallery in Minneapolis, and the C.