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 Create Magazine, The Jealous Curator, Vasari21, 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 Anderson Ranch, the Studios at MASS MoCA, RedLine Denver, and Eastside International in Los Angeles; she will be an artist-in-residence at Minerva Projects in Denver for spring 2018. Exhibiting in solo and group shows nationally, her first museum solo will be at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado, Boulder in summer 2018. K Contemporary represents Patton in Denver.
Current and Upcoming Shows
RedLine 10 Year Anniversary Resident Show, RedLine Contemporary Arts Center, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, Jan. 2018
Pink Progression curated by Anna Kaye at the Vida Ellison Gallery at Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO, Mar.-June 2018
So Long, Farewell at Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, April-July 2018
This Is Not Goodbye at CU Boulder Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, 318 UCB, Boulder, CO, Aug.-Oct. 2018
Would you be lonely without me? at Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St., Denver, CO, July-Aug. 2018
Solo at K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St., Denver, CO, Oct. 2018
Solo with forced sterilization embroidery series curated by Simon Zalkind at Fulginiti Pavilion, Anschutz Medical Campus, 13080 E. 19th Ave, Aurora, CO, Jan-April 2020
Art writing for Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO