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Patricia Oji

San Rafael, CA

I am a representational painter who portrays familiar subjects in a contemporary style. I paint still lifes as intimate portraits of common items we take for granted or overlook, such as a bowl of marbles, hanging pots and pans, fish on a counter, a flag on a porch. Through darker palates and shadows, I create a somber or reflective mood, capturing the quiet magic of these ordinary things. Many of my works suggest an Asian influence. This may come from the subject itself, as in the tea or origami paintings, or from the composition and use of color in still lifes like “Lion Dancers” and “Sushi.” I am inspired by California painter Carol Peek’s use of light, Randall Sexton’s ability to captures the spirit of what he portrays, and how Quang Ho helps me see the world so that I can paint it. My work asks viewers to stop in their tracks, take a deep breath, and appreciate the life in the ordinary objects that surround us.

Exhibitions
2017 “Marin Open Studios,” Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“Auspicious Beginnings,” solo exhibition, Dominican University, 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
“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
2013 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

Underwater Playground

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Out of the Water

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Blossom in the Window

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Preparing for Tea

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Catching Rays

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Serenity

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Blossoms on the Water

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Reunion

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Lucky Fish

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Pond of Good Fortune

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Little Red Hen

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