Collection > McGrath, Patrick

Patrick was born in New York in 1975. At an early age his family moves to Puerto Rico. In 1993, Patrick enrolls in the School of Fine Arts of San Juan, Puerto Rico. There he studies Graphic Design and Painting. In 1996 travels to Europe where he visits museums and studies old masterpieces. Back in Puerto Rico he opens a studio and art school. During this period the artist also makes several trips to the Caribbean, South and Central America.In 2003 completes his studies in the School of Fine Arts of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he graduates with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (Magna Cum Laude) majoring in painting. By 2006 he obtains a masters degree in fine arts with a major in Painting (Summa Cum Laude) from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Patrick exhibits his thesis show “Iconsumer” in Savannah and then in 2007 at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This show earns the artist the Prima Opera award given by AICA (International Association of Art Critics). By the same year he shows “Iconsumer Media” at Las Capuchinas Convent and Museum in Antigua, Guatemala. The artist earns the Francisco Goya award in Barcelona, Spain in 2008. In 2009 Patrick has solos shows in Florida, New York, Amsterdam and Guatemala. Today he keeps showing his work internationally.

2006 M.F.A Painting Savannah College of Art and Design (Summa Cum Laude) Savannah, GA.
2003 B.F.A. Painting Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (Magna Cum Laude) San Juan, P.R.

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 ERADORADA, Galería de Arte de la USC. P.R.

2009 Santos y Alegorías, Galería Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala
Sins and Syncretisms, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Syncretisms, Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, NY
Allegories and Studies for the Capital Sins, Comma Gallery, Orlando, FL

2008 Sanctus Devotio, Galería Sanchez, San Juan, P.R.
2007 Iconsumer Medi@, Convento de las Capuchinas, Antigua, Guatemala
Icon-sumer MMVII, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, P.R.
2006 Icon-sumer Thesis Show, Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2000 Obra Reciente, Hewlet Packard Gallery, Aguadilla, P.R.

Group Exhibitions:
2010 Group Show, Witzenhausen Gallery, NY
Crunchtime 2010, York, UK
7th Biennal National Art Exhibition, The Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL
17th JAALA International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan

2009 Black, White and Shades of Grey, Comma Gallery, Orlando, FL
Circa 09 International Art Fair, Centro de Convenciones, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Change, Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL
Preview 09, Galeria Sanchez, New York, NY

2008 My Puerto Rico, URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery. RI.
Intersecting Worlds: Art, Politics and Religion, Orlando Museum of Art, FL.
Sum+Arte Subasta de Arte, 2008, Museo de Arte de San Salvador, El Salvador
A Sense of Space, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL

2008 Dimensions: From the Organic to the Geometric, Galería Sanchez, San Juan, PR
Feminismos: Cuerpo Conducta. Artificio. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, PR
Gen-X, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Convergencias, Galería Sanchez, San Juan, P.R.
Common Ground – Coexist, Studio 620, St Petersburg, FL
Premio Francisco De Goya, Sala Barna, Global Present Art, Barcelona, Spain
Premio Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, Museum of Young Art, Viena, Austria
2007 Colectiva Navideña, Galería Don Juan, Arecibo, P.R.
Divine Inspiration, Gallery RFD, Swanisboro, GA.

2006 Certamen Arte y Literatura, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan P.R
The Portrait Project, Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA.
Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.
Contemporary Icons, Business of Art Center, Manitou, CO.
Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

2005 Operación Serenidad, Museo Pablo Casals, San Juan, P.R.
Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
Bridge, Chinese painting exhibition, Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA.

2004 Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
2003 Muestra Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, P.R.

Awards/ Fellowships

2008 Francisco de Goya Award, Sala Barna, Global Present Art, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Prima Opera, AICA Awards, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2006 Best of Show, “Divine Inspiration” Gallery, RFD, Swainsboro, GA
2005 Gelman Foundation Scholarship, Savannah Collage of Art and Design, GA
Josh Z. Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship, Savannah Collage of Art and Design, GA.
2004 Academic/Artistic Honors Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA.
2003 Student Award Trip to Feria Arco, España, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, P.R.
2001 Third prize in Painting, Día Nacional Artista Pintor, Aguadilla, P.R.
2000 First Prize in Drawing/First Prize in Painting, 2 UNESCO medals, Día Nacional Artista Pintor, P.R.

Patrick McGrath
Novus Ordo Mundi
Oil on Wood
24 x 37 inches (open)
Patrick McGrath
The Secret Box
Oil on wood
21 x 23 inches (open)
Patrick McGrath
Cyber Prudence
Oil on Wood
12 x 24 inches (open)