Undone, 80" x 56"

Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Raised in Buffalo New York, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez grew up on the doorsteps of the AlbrightKnox Art Gallery and was influenced by such fellow women Buffalo artists as Susan Rothenberg and Cindy Sherman. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Buffalo and shortly thereafter became active in the Buffalo art scene.
Along with her career as an artist, marriage and family began early for Gutierrez, often creating conflicting passions. After a move to New York City and as her family and work matured, her interest in the feminine character and the stereotypical roles of women understandably became the central focal point in her work. In a recent review Pan American Art Projects Curator, Irina Leyva-Perez, explained “Although her work can be perceived as feminist, it is not in the strict sense of the term. She looks beyond the forces of the original women’s movement to offer a more
intimate account of their plight. Her work becomes an affirmation, a gesture that seems to say: I am here and this is my story. It might be yours as well.”
In 2007 Gutierrez relocated to Wynwood, Miami’s art epicenter, where she now lives and works.
Her mixed media work and installations have been exhibited in the Naples Museum of Art, Appleton Museum of Art, Boca Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Lowe Art Museum, as well as University exhibitions in and outside of Florida. Her work was selected and showcased in the private Sotheby’s auction at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in 2010. She recently was
awarded the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs 2014 Artist Access Grant and was also selected as a finalist for the Florida Department of State/Division of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Fellowship. Gutierrez’s work continues through various residency programs and is part of Art Fairs and Exhibitions worldwide.