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About the Artist

Patrick Holderfield (Seattle) received his BFA in Painting from State University College at Buffalo. He is represented locally by James Harris Gallery. A recent solo show of works on paper and sculpture at James Harris marked his second solo exhibit there in the past four years. His work has also been exhibited at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland), Noodleworks, and CoCA among other venues. Holderfield’s work has been reviewed in Art in America and Sculpture among other publications. His work is included in many private and public collections including the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Tacoma Art Museum and the Altoids collection.

Patrick received a 2005 GAP to offset costs for documenting several drawings from his current body of work. Holderfield used GAP funds to develop 35mm transparencies and high resolution digital scans of his current work. New documentation will then be used in submissions to museums and galleries as well as related publications. “Exhibiting my artwork is an important and integral aspect of my career as an artist,” says Holderfield. “Because the art world is highly competitive, the documentation quality is critical. It’s a necessary expense but one that often takes up money that would otherwise be needed for materials.”

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.