Patricia Wheeler Bio




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Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, Maine

Row Boat Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill , Maine

Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, Wisconsin



2014: Maine Community Foundation grant, for 2014 RFS Farm/Art Exchange (founding director)

2011/2012: Artist in Residence: SITKA Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon: 3 1/2 months, painting, assemblage

2008: Artist in Residence: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon: painting & videography: 2 months

2007: Fiber National: Lancaster Museum of Art, PA , cash award

2007: Code Pink, Washington, D.C. week-long residency

2004: Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon: Senior Resident, Painting

2004: Pufin Foundation Grant: Maine Artist’s Peace Project

2004: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine: Artist in Residence: video, construction & painting

2002: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine: Artist in Residence, Westport Island, ME: painting


EXHIBITIONS: Painting & Mixed Media

2015: Cynthia Winings Gallery, solo

2015: The Lakes Gallery at /Chi-Lin, Meredith, N.H.

2015: Carver Hill Gallery, new works

2014: Carver Hill Gallery: Balance Point: Patricia Wheeler & J. Fred Woell

2014: Signature Nine Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia : Image/Text-Object: two person show with J. Fred Woell

2013: Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, Maine: Reciprocity, solo exhibition

2011,'12,'13,'14: Rowboat Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon: Connections, solo exhibitions

2012,'13,'14: Woodwalk Gallery, Door County, WI: group exhibitions

2012,'13',14: Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine

2012,'13,'14: Chaper Two Gallery, Corea, Maine

2010,'11,'12: Isalos Gallery, Stonington, Maine: Red

2011: Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle Maine: Visual Journals: solo exhibition

2011: Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine: one person show

2010: I-95 Triennial: University of Maine Museum, Bangor, Maine

2010: Aarhaus Gallery, Belfast, Maine: select group exhibitions

2009: Spring Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon: "Netters", group exhibition

2009: Sitka 16th annual Art Invitational, Portland, Oregon

2009: Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, Maine: Great Spruce Head Island Residency Exhibition

2009: Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine: Distance Forward, J. Fred Woell & Patricia Wheeler

2008: University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn, Lewiston, Maine: Patricia Wheeler,The Art of Protest

2008: Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine: Traces: Artist's Journals

2008: Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon: Lunations ,solo exhibition

2006, 2007: Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, D.C. Human Rights Institute: Security Blanket, solo exhibition

2006: University of Maine, Orono, Maine: solo exhibition paintings and ritual objects

2006: Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft: Living It Large: group exhibition

2006: Hudson Museum, Maine Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono: Embedded Quilts From the Iraq War, solo exhibition

2005: College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME: War Flowers: From Swords to Plowshares

2005: Dokuz Eylul University: Visions in Textiles 2005: Izmir, Turkey, international textile exhibition

2004: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME: Un/Coverings: Maine Contemporary Fiber Survey

2004: Boothbay Harbor Opera House, ME: Maine Contemporary Quilts, 3 person exhibition

2004: TSL GALLERY, Hudson, N.Y.: Fear/Jealousy/Greed, group exhibit

2004: University of Maine Presque Isle:“ Embedded Quilts ”: solo exhibit

2004: Fine Focus’04: National traveling quilt exhibition

2004: Colby College: 20/20 EnVision, invitational

2003: Elan Fine Arts: Rockland, Maine: Across The Line, Paintings From Oaxaca: solo exhibition

2003: Beginners Mind Gallery: Deer Isle, ME: Growing Season: solo exhibition

2003: Women’s Caucus For Art: Not Just A Pretty Face,Florida

2003: Cambridge Artists’Cooperative, Boston, MA: Fifth Biannual Book Arts Show

2002: Exit Art: New York City: Reactions: group show

2001: Colby College Waterville, ME: Women in the Arts

2001: Munson Gallery: Santa Fe, New Mexico, group exhibitions

2001: Hungarian Consulate: New York City:traveling exhibition

2000: Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, Maine: Biennial 2000

2000: University of the Arts: Philadelphia, PA : Deer Isle Six

1997: Between the Muse Gallery: Rockland, Maine: solo exhibition

1997: Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, Maine: Plainsong, Six Voices

1996: Clark Gallery: Lincoln, MA: Thirteen



2008: Oregon College of Art & Craft, premiere: Kathy Kelly: Peace Warrior, video portrait

2007: Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA: Ghost Dance, video premiere, with Meg Wolfe (dance)

2007: University of Maine, Farmington: video & lecture , Art & Politics

2007: Maine Urban Projection Project (MUPP) artistic director & founder

2006: Maine Film Festival at the Maine Social forum, presenter

2005: Smithsonian Museum of American Art: video: J. Fred Woell,The Man Who Knew Too Much

2005: Maine Public Access TV: The Iraq War Cloth 2, documentary of the occupation of Senator Susan Collin’s Bangor office

2005: Maine Public Access TV: The Iraq War Cloth documentary. (Rep. Tom Allen’s Portland office)

2005: Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine: video screening: Intersection

2001: Reach Performing Arts Center, Deer Isle, Maine: Intersection, collaboration performance, Patricia Wheeler, Meg Wolfe, L.A. , Thomas Sprenkle, Portland, Oregon




2016 through 2000: Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR: mixed media painting : Architecture of Memory, Painting from the Intuitive

2016 through 2005: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology: Otis, OR: mixed media painting: Memento Painting, Painting Archeology

2015 & 2013: The Penland School of Crafts, N.C. Painting from the Intuitive, 5 day painting intensive

2013 & 2014: The Studio School, Roanoke, Virginia: Architecture of Memory, 5 day painting intensive

2016 & 2010: Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME: Mixed media workshop,

2010, '07, '06,'02, : Haystack Mountain School, Deer isle, ME: high school mentor program, mixed media

2009: Peninsula Art School, Door County, WI: painting intensive

2008: Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida: Architecture of Memory, painting workshop

2007: Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine: Architecture of Memory, painting workshop

2006: Hui No’Eau, Makawao, Hawaii: Painting workshop and lecture

2004: Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI: Workshop: Memento Painting

1999: Vermont College: MFA program, Artist/Teacher, Mixed Media

1998: Maine Coast Artists: Rockport, ME: Assemblage with J. Fred Woell

1994: Haystack Mt. School: Deer Isle, ME: Collage/Assemblage




2014: Feminist Activism in the Arts, Colloquy Down East, Blue Hill, Maine

2006: WBAI, Democracy Now ( Pacifica Radio) live report from Washington D.C.

2006: Hudson Museum, Maine Center for the Arts, U of Maine, Orono: lecture: Embedded Quilts from the Iraq War

2005: WABI TV: Interview, Maine activism and the media, Allen Grover

2005: WERU radio: Interview, Dec. 15, 2005 nonviolent direct action, Cathy Melio

2005: WERU, Radio interview,  “arrests at the White House”, Cathy Melio

2005: WERU, Radio interview, “ Embedded Quilts ” Meredith DeFrancesco

2005: Alamo Theater & Film Archives, Bucksport, ME: Panel: Crossing The BLVD, with Judith Sloan: grass roots activism

2005: College Of The Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME: War Flowers/ Swords to Plowshares, Artist’s Panel

2005: U Maine Orono, Peace Studies: Lecture

2004: U Maine Orono, Peace Conference: Artists panel

2004: WERU, Radio interview, “Art & Dissent”, Cathy Melio

2004: MAPP, Maine Artist’s Peace Project, Founder and Coordinator

2004: University of Maine, Orono, lecture, Women’s Studies

2004: University of Maine, Orono, lecture,  Peace Studies

2004: University of Maine, Presque Isle, Transfer Workshop

2004: Many and One Coalition: Lewiston, ME: workshop, Unity Flags

2003: Democracy Now, WBAI, NYC (Pacifica Radio) live interview

1997 thru 2004: Advisory Board: CMCA, Rockport, ME

1998: Curator: Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME: “J. Fred Woell”

1994 through ’ 96: Owner/Director: Wheeler Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

1990 through ’93: Owner/Director: Wheeler/Seidel Gallery, SoHo, N.Y.C



2002: Library of Congress, Wash. D.C.: Permanent Collection

2008: Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon, permanent collection

2004: Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine, permanent collection

numerous private collections nationally




Rutgers University, B.A. 1982, High Honors, Studio Art