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Patricia Oji

San Rafael, CA

I am a San Francisco Bay Area contemporary painter working in a realistic style. I use fresh angles and points of view to help viewers see our common world from different perspectives. The koi paintings show us life and movement just beneath the surface. The cityscapes surprise us by their fresh orientation, looking up or down, as we see the rhythms and patterns of a city. I also like to paint chickens because they are such individuals: as they posture, their personalities and physical variations make them seem almost like human characters. I draw my inspiration from other artists: Carol Peek’s use of light; Davis Perkins’ ability to capture the spirit of what he portrays; Derek Penix and Quang Ho for their powerful visions. These artists all help me view the world anew so that I can paint it with fresh eyes. I also find inspiration in the wider offerings of the world that surrounds my artistic practice. Music, landscape architecture, theatre, and the martial arts all find their way into my creative work.

Exhibitions
2018 “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

Ode to Joy

Patricia Oji

Koi Pond Alive!

Patricia Oji