From Los Angeles, California, Daisy Patton moved back and forth between Oklahoma and California during her childhood. She spent much of her early years reading adventure and detective tales, history and art history books, and ghost stories. Patton’s practice is focused on history, memory, and social commentary stemming from this youth soaked in such specific cultural landscapes. Her work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, little discussed or hidden histories, and what it is to be a person living in our contemporary world. One such series is Forgetting is so long, reviewed in Art LTD and Hyperallergic, as well as featured in The Jealous Curator, Fresh Paint Magazine, Backroom Caracas, and Artistic Moods.
Currently residing in Aurora, Colorado, Patton has a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Oklahoma with minors in History and Art History and an Honors degree. Her MFA is from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, a multi-disciplinary program. Patton received the Montague Travel Grant for research in Dresden, Germany, and she was also awarded a position as an exchange student at the University of Hertfordshire, UK while an undergraduate. Patton has completed artist residencies at RedLine Contemporary Arts Center in Denver, Eastside International in Los Angeles, and Anythink Libraries in Colorado; she will be an artist in residence at MASS MoCA in March 2017. Exhibiting in solo and group shows nationally, Michael Warren Contemporary represents Patton in Denver.
Throw My Ashes Into the Sea, Solo at Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO, Jan.-Mar. 2017
Solo at Front Range Community College, Boulder County Campus, Longmont, CO, Jan.-Mar. 2017
From the Pages, curated by Paradigm Gallery and Ekaterina Popova, Paradigm Gallery, 746 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA, Jan.-Feb. 2017
Process: The Altered Photo at Helikon Gallery, 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO, Mar. 2017
Cross Pollination curated by Valerie Roybal at 516 Arts, 516 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, Aug.-Oct. 2017
DECO SLUT 2.0 pop-up at East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Art writing for Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO