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Meryl Pataky

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Paperkadish
Paper Kadish, December, 2008 Handmade Cotton Paper 8' X 4' © Meryl Pataky
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Paper Kadish, December, 2008 Handmade Cotton Paper 8' X 4' © Meryl Pataky
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Paper Kadish (detail), December, 2008 Handmade Cotton Paper 8' X 4' © Meryl Pataky
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Strife Inspired, December, 2007 Chicken Feet, Tattoo, Silver © Meryl Pataky
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Strife Inspired, December, 2007 Chicken Feet, Tattoo, Silver © Meryl Pataky
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Wisconsin, September, 2009 Silver, Copper, Birch Bark 5" Around, 3" Wide © Donald Fulton
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My Mother's Daughter, May, 2007 Deer Hide, Tattoo, Chain, Mulch, Paper Lifesize © artbusiness.com
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Venus in Furs , May, 2007 Silver © Meryl Pataky
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My Mother's Daughter (detail), May, 2007 Deer Hide, Tattoo, Chain, Mulch, Paper Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
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Stick Collector, May, 2006 Pampa Reeds, Copper, Gold Leaf, Brass © Academy of Art University
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Stick Collector (belt), May, 2006 Pampa Reeds, Copper, Gold Leaf, Brass © Academy of Art University
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Bustle, May, 2006 Copper, Gold Leaf © Academy of Art University
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Tread Softly, May, 2007 Tire, Steel, Grass, Paper, Rubber Aerosol Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
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Tread Softly (detail), May, 2007 Tire, Steel, Grass, Paper, Rubber Aerosol Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
Dovefoot
Untitled © Jake Johnson
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So it goes., December 2008 Steel, Aluminum, Handmade Abaca Paper, Beezwax, Blackberries Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
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So it goes., December 2008 Steel, Aluminum, Handmade Abaca Paper, Beezwax, Blackberries Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
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So it goes. (detail), December, 2007 Steel, Aluminum, Handmade Abaca Paper, Beezwax, Blackberries Lifesize © Meryl Pataky
Loveletters
Love Letter Series Silver 5" Around © Jake Johnson
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Venus in Furs, May, 2007 Silver © Meryl Pataky
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Venus in Furs (detail), May, 2007 Silver © Meryl Pataky
Civilianmedals
Civilian Medals Series, May, 2009 Silver, Copper, Enamel, Mixed-media © Donald Fulton
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Civilian Medal Series (detail: Grief, Trauma), May, 2009 Silver, Copper, Enamel, Mixed-media © Donald Fulton
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Civilian Medal Series (detail: Artistry, Disease), May, 2009 Silver, Copper, Enamel, Mixed-media © Donald Fulton
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Calligraphy Rings, May, 2009 Silver, Calligraphy Nib, Vial © Jake Johnson
Paperkadish
Paper Kadish, 2009 Paper © Meryl Pataky
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Suspended Entry, 2009 Mixed Media: Salvaged Door, Gold Leaf, Ceramic, Steel 10' X 43" © Meryl Pataky
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Playground Love, 2009 Neon © meryl Pataky
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© Courtesy of the Artist and a.Muse Gallery
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Untitled Neon (argon Gas and Mercury) © Meryl Pataky
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The Golden Hour , July 12, 2014 Pyrite Rocks and Helium Filled Neon Tubing 3'x6'
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Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Representing galleries
Melting Point, CA; Terminal 22 Gallery, Oakland, CA, San Francisco
Tags
Jewelry, experiences, women, experience, metal, metalwork, metal-art, metals, metalsmithing, metalsmith, mixed-media, installation, photography, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Meryl Pataky is an installation artist and jewelry living and working in San Francisco, California.  Her work relies on memory and personal experience, employing mixed media and metal to investigate the human condition.  Her most current body of installation revolves around a recognizable and nostalgic form, the swing, in a variety of different physical and emotional environments.  She currently sells her jewelry at RVCA on Haight and Ashbury.