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Patricia Oji

I am a San Francisco Bay Area contemporary painter who works in a realistic style. I show the world from above and below, using fresh angles and points of view to help us see familiar subjects in a new way. The land and cityscapes transport the viewer to new and surprising perspectives. As we look down from far away, we see the rhythm and patterns of the buildings. My portraits reveal the individual character and style of each friend. I use graphite and a limited palette of 3 secondary colors (plus white) to convey my own interpretation of familiar scenes and subjects. By careful attention to value, temperature, and hue, my work shows how light and atmosphere affect how we see. My goal is to stimulate the imagination of the viewer. I find inspiration in the wider world that surrounds us. Music, landscape architecture, theatre, and the martial arts all find their way into my creative work.

Exhibitions
2020
"A Sense of Place," Marin Open Studios, Marin County
"Fresh Art," Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
"Small Works," Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
"tiny," Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"The Art of the Mask," 2nd Place for Soaring Spirit, Blue Girl Gallery, Texas
"Our World Re-Imagined," California Art Club, Pasadena, CA
"Bird, Nest, Nature," Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
"Spring 2020 Online Show," Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America, Crystal Lake, IL
"100 Years of the Women's Vote," Bartolini Gallery, San Rafael, CA
"Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt," Art Escape, Sonoma, CA

2019
"Tiny" Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Fresh Art 2019" Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
"Autumn Festival" Flatbed Farm, Glen Ellen, CA
“City & Country Visits” At the Top, Mill Valley, CA
“Marin Open Studios,” Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Garden Tour Artist, Mill Valley Outdoor Garden Club, Mill Valley, CA2018 “Tiny Show” Studio Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
“Small Works Show” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Holiday Show” Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
“Escaping the Noise,” solo exhibition, Thompson|Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA
“Bank of Marin Group Show” Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“On the Road,” Honorable Mention, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
“Marin Open Studios,” Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Feathers and Fins: New Work by Patricia Oji,” Thompson Hall, Sausalito Presbyterian Church,
Sausalito, CA
Art Works Downtown Group Show, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
“Red-Ception,” Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
2017 “Auspicious Beginnings,” solo exhibition, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
“Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Chickens,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Marin Open Studios,” Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2016 “Holiday Market,” Flat Bed Farm, Sonoma, CA
“Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Small Works,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“20/20,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Spring, Online Showcase, Oil Painters of America
“Bean, Langston, Oji, & Reis,” Thompson|Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA
“Marin Open Studios,” Studio #24, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Architecture,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2015 Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
“Solstice,” 4th Street Fine Art, Berkeley, CA
“Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Landscapes, Seascapes, Urbanscapes,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Fire and Water,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Casa Azul,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Studio Visit Magazine (Winter 2015), a series of juried artist books sponsored
by New American Paintings Magazine.
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“50/50,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
“Make It Work,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 “Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Patricia Oji: Color and Light,” At the Top, Mill Valley, CA
“All that Glitters,” Gold Medal Show, California Art League, Pasadena, CA
Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
“Summers Past,” California Art League, Pasadena, CA
“New Work,” Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2014 “Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Featured Artist in Studios, a national arts publication, Sudbury, MA

2013 “Body of Work: Figurative Works from the California Art Club,”
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“CreativiTea,” ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
“Midnight in Paris,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Downtown Visions,” Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
National Juried Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Hospitality House, 28th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
“Delicious,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
“Art Between the Lines,” California Art Club, Santa Monica, CA
“Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
“Still Lifes,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Scapes: Land, Sea, and Urban,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

Affiliations
Associate Artist, Art Works Downtown
Associate Artist, Oil Painters of America
Associate Member, California Art Club
Gallery Artist, Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Member, California Art League
Education
B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Fresno
Graduate Studies in Graphic Design, California State University, Chico
Ongoing study in oil painting with artist Carol Peek

Sir Nigel of Avalon

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The Great Escape

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Anchored in Moonlight

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Day's Work Done

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Quiet Night

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