SELECTED AWARDS

2015

"The Xit Show"

HP-ACP Grant Recipient

EXHIBITIONS

202

2020

"City of Hope"

Pop-Up Museum Exhibition - The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community

Bridgeport, CT

2019

"The Art of Richard Patton IV"

Solo Exhibition - The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community

Bridgeport, CT

 

2019

305 "Selected and Collected"

Group Show - The Armstrong Gallery

305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

2019

"Heritage Art Show"

Group Show - The Klein

Bridgeport, CT

2019

"Love of Art" Auction

Rene Soto Gallery - Stepping Stones Museum

Norwalk, CT

 

2019

"A Night at the Gallery:

Black History Month Art Exhibit" - Proskauer Eleven Times Square, New York, NY

2018

"Featured Artist"

Solo Exhibition - Rene Soto Gallery 

Norwalk, CT

2018

"Reimagining Little Liberia : 

Restoration and Reunion" -

The Housatonic Museum of Art

Bridgeport, CT

2018

"305 Presents: No Vacancy

An Artist Collective" - The Armstrong Gallery

305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

 

2017

"305: Revitalized"

Group Show- The Armstrong Gallery

305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

 

2017

"Black History Month Art Show"

Group Show - The Klein

Bridgeport, CT

2017

"Love Shouldn't Hurt"

New Horizons Art Auction - MAC 650 Gallery

Middletown, CT

 

2016

"Visions"

Group Show - The Klein

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"Bridgeport Art Trail Small Works Show"

Group Show - Reed's Gallery

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"City Lights Exhibit"

Group Show - City Lights Gallery

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"Streams of Consciousness"

Solo Exhibition - Durango Insurance

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"The Xit Show"

Group Show - McLevy Hall

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"Expressions from the Soul"

Solo Exhibition - McLevy Hall

Bridgeport, CT

 

2015

"Black History Month Exhibit"

Group Show - Margaret E. Morton

Government Center, Bridgeport, CT

 

2014

"Abstract State of Mind"

Solo Exhibition - Durango Insurance

Norwalk, CT

 

2014

"Spring Colors" Liber-Art

Group Show - Durango Insurance

Stamford, CT

 

2014

"Black History Month Exhibit"

Group Show - Margaret E. Morton Government Center, Bridgeport, CT

 

2014 

"Saenz/Patton" Liber-Art

Group show -  Durango Insurance

Stamford, CT

 

2013

"Paisaje Urbano" Liber-Art

Group Show - Durango Insurance

Stamford, CT

 

2013

"Roots" Liber-Art

Group Show - Sackler Art Gallery

The Palace Theater, Stamford CT

 

2012

"Taste of Africa"

Solo Exhibition - Walter's Ame Zion Church

Bridgeport, CT

 

2012

"Make Art Not War"

Group Show - City Lights Gallery Bridgeport, CT

 

2010

"Twenty Ten"

Graphic Design - Senior Thesis Exhibition

W.C.S.U Gallery, Danbury, CT

 

 

 

 

Bio:

 

Richard Thomas Patton IV is an international contemporary abstract artist.

His artistic process began at an early age. As a child, he showed an interest

and talent in drawing, that later grew into a career and life as an artist.

Richard majored in Art in Graphic Design from Western Connecticut State University,

School of Visual and Performing Arts in Danbury, CT.

 

“After graduation, life led me to painting. My work is spiritual to the point that the act of painting becomes like a form of prayer or meditation.” His work expresses emotions, feelings, ideas and beliefs: created through the use of vibrant colors, bold compositions, textures, and patterns.

 

Richard has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Connecticut,

including the historical McLevy Hall where he was recently awarded a grant for his work

“Ethiope” depicting “Little Liberia” and Bridgeport’s rich history. “Ethiope” is permanently

installed at The Housatonic Museum of Art.

 

His art work is owned by private collectors in the U. S and internationally.

Also part of public collections such as Yale New Haven Health’s Park Avenue Medical Center

and The Norma Pfriem Breast Care center

 

“Painting takes me back to my beginnings as a child where my mind and imagination are completely free and my creativity can run wild. It allows me to express my true emotions and feelings and give my perspective on the world and how I see it.

It is a beautiful thing!”

PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMISSIONS

2016

Yale New Haven Health

Park Avenue Medical Center, Trumbull, CT

"Blue Ice", "Serenity", "Golden Dream"

2016

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, Fairfield, CT

"Oasis", "Autumn Breeze", "Majestic Glory"

INSTALLATIONS

2018

The Housatonic Museum of Art,

Bridgeport, CT

"Ethiope, "Luminous Seas"

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