Christine Patterson



In our multidimensional world, it is an exciting time to be an artist. The digital age and all the technical avenues to choose from to communicate is a far cry from my darkroom days. I feel privileged to know of both worlds now and have tremendous respect for the past and for what lies ahead. Art is an experience and an expression.

To channel my expression using a camera, is to release and raise my emotions. My life experiences, with inner conflicts, fears, hopes and aspirations direct my eyes and attention. It is here the creativity begins and the appreciation of being able to communicate to myself and to others. It becomes my diary of visual interpretations of everyday life and experiences using the photograph itself and incorporating mixed media forms.

I have no eloquent explanation attached to each of my pieces of work or in each series except to be filled with gratitude of our world's everyday offerings. Each body of work should be able to speak for itself. It is the only way I can express what I see, otherwise I would write or choose another medium. The works are amalgams of many different experiences of life that I have consumed and that has consumed me. It is truly the connection between the work and the viewer that is the actual artist statement

 

FORMAL EDUCATION

1984-B.A. Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012 Equus… The Art of the Horse,  The Gallery at G&G Interiors, Knoxville, Tennessee

2012 Equus… The Art of the Horse, The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee

2010 Simple Way of Love Jewelry Premier produced by JTV, G&G Interiors, Knoxville, Tennessee

2008 Artist of The Month,  The Gallery at G&G Interiors, Knoxville, Tennessee

2006 European Moments, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

2003 Traces In Time, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

2003 Ordinary Moments, Bennett Galleries,  Nashville, Tennessee

2002 Randomness of Light, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

2001 Christine Patterson: Photography, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2001 Atlantic Crossing Exhibit II, Bennett Galleries, Nashville, Tennessee

2000 Atlantic Crossing, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

1999 Monuments & Moments, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

1999 Pathways of Light, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1997 Footsteps in France, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1997 Floralscapes, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1996 Echoes & Images, Traveling Exhibition, Book Tour

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

First Tennessee Bank, Memphis Tennessee

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee

Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee

1996 Painted Passages, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1995 Destinations, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

1993 200 Miles/200 Years, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, Tennessee

1993 Unfettered, Fine Art Gallery, Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 Sixth Annual Woman’s History Month Exhibition, Customs House Museum & Cultural Center,    Clarksville, TN

2013 Two Person Show with Andy Saftel, Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2013 Artscapes, Artscapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee

2013 August Group Show, Mason Murer, Atlanta, Georgia

2013 The Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2012 2012 Members Show, The Arts & Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, Tennessee

2012 Arts in the Airport Exhibition, The Arts & Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, Tennessee

2011 Romance of Art & Design, The Gallery at G&G Fine Art Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

2011   High Arts Day, High Arts Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2010 High Arts Day, High Arts Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2010 Romance of the Horse, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

1999-2012 Artscapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee

2009 Atlanta Wine Auction, High Arts Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2007 High Arts Day, High Arts Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

2005 Group Show, The River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2005 The 16th Anniversary Show, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2004 Hand Made Pictures, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina

2004 Group Exhibit, The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004 The 15th Anniversary Show, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2001 Group Exhibit, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2000 The Memphis Cancer Center Foundation, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2000 The Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1999 The Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1999 Signature Exhibition, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1999 Juxtaposition, Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

1998 Fin De Sie'Cie: A Photographic Survey, Artel Gallery, Pensacola, Florida

1998 The Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1998 2nd Annual Infocus Juried Exhibition, Palm Beach Work Centre, Palm Beach, Florida

1997 Stories of the Eye, Fine Arts Gallery, Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee

1997 36th Annual Tennessee All-State Art Exhibit, Watkins Institute, Nashville, Tennessee

1997 The Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1997 Inaugural Biennial Invitational Exhibit, Memphis College of Arts, Memphis, Tennessee

1996 The Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

MUSEUM & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The First Bank, Jim & Janet Ayres Collection, Nashville, Tennessee

Blackberry Farm Hotel & Resort

Pinnacle Bank

Tennessee Governor’s Mansion, Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee

Knoxville Convention Center

Knoxville Museum of Art

Tennessee Insurance Services

Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic

Tennessee State Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee

Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Independent Bank, Memphis, Tennessee

SunTrust Bank, Knoxville, Tennessee

Club LeConte, Knoxville, Tennessee

Morgan Keegan, Memphis, Tennessee

Burkhart and Company, Knoxville, Tennessee

Nation's Bank, Memphis, Tennessee

Promus Hotel Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee

Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee

RBM Venture Group, Memphis, Tennessee

First Tennessee Bank, Maryville, Tennessee

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012 Garden & Guns

2012 The American Quarter Horse Jounral

2010 The Simple Way of Love, by Marla DeLong & Christine Patterson (Self-Published)

2001 Letters Home, Poems by Jeff Daniel Marion (Cover Photo)

1998 Best of Photography Annual 1998, Serbin Communication

1997 Home Fires, Poems by Linda Parsons (Cover Photo)

1996 Haunting Memories, by Christine Patterson & Wilma Dykeman (U.T. Press)

1996 Cracker Barrell Foundation

1996 Southern Living

1995 Ghost of Covered Bridges, by Karen Zweifel (Cover Photo)

1992 WATE-TV6 Community Service Report Magazine

 

FEATURES

 

February `07 EvaMag (Feature Article and Cover)

Summer `04 HGTV Featured Segment

November `03 Knoxville Style, “It’s A Matter of Time”

Summer '99 Celebrating Knoxville, "Waterbodies"

Summer '98 Celebrating Knoxville, "Window of Time"

Winter '97 Photographer's Forum Magazine

Winter '95 Imagemaker, Luminos Print Maker's Guild, Vol.2 Issue 1

October '96 Shutterbug magazine (Feature Article and Cover)

 

GRANTS & HONORS

 

2012 2012 Members Show, The Arts & Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, Tennessee. Cash Award

1998 2nd Annual INFOCUS Juried Exhibition, Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Honorable     Mention

1998 Photographer's Forum 18th Annual photography Contest, Fourth Place Black & White

1997 Watkins Institute, Award of Photography

1997 Photo District News Magazine, 3rd Place Direct Mail Category

1996 Tennessee Bicentennial Photographer

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

2001 The Colonial Dames, Knoxville, Tennessee

1999 Knoxville Museum of Art, Art Guild, Knoxville, Tennessee

1996 8th Annual Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee

1996 Art Education Lecture, Appalachian Center, Carson Newman College

1996 Knoxville Museum of Art, Sponsored by the Trust Co   

 

INVOLVEMENT

 

2012 Site Photographer, Extreme Home Makeover, Knoxville, Tennessee