Patric Stillman

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Danne., 2018 Acrylic 48" X 36" © 2018
Phil., 2018 Acrylic 4' X 4' © 2018
A Flamboyance of Flamingos, 2018 Acrylic 36" X 24" © 2018
On Cloud Nine, 2018 Acrylic 18" X 36" © 2018
Free Radical: Tribute to Harry Hay, 2018 Acrylic 24" X 24" © 2018
Court of Miracles, 2018 Acrylic Diptych 48" X 60" © 2018
I Am What I Am, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 27" X 21" © 2018
Small Town Boy, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
Nothing Like A Fire, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
If I Had You, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 12" © 2018
Closer, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 12" © 2018
Another gay Sunshine Day, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
Brilliant Creatures, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
Pride and Protest [On display with Artist], 2017 Acrylic On Canvas Panels 9' X 15' © 2018
Who Wants to Live Forever, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
Metamorphosis: Kokoro [Phase Two], 2017 Plaster 4' X 3' X 5' © 2018
Metamorphosis: Kokoro [Phase Three], 2017 Plaster 4' X 3' X 5' © 2018
Metamorphosis: Kokoro [Phase Three], 2017 Plaster 4' X 3' X 5' © 2018
Patriot: Freedom Fighter, 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 48" © 2018
Morning Routine, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 36' © 2018
Self Portrait of Artist © 2018
Quick Facts
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Artistic Journey

Zeus created nine muses for the arts and sciences 

but forgot the muse of visual arts, 

so I had to become my own demigod.


I’m a self taught artist working mainly on figurative works in the medium of acrylics. With my head in the studio and paint under my nails, I understand that time has given me clarity of vision, the lack of fear to express myself honestly, and the skills to execute what is in my head.  At 55 years of age, I believe that all my years have been building to this moment.  Age is simply another color on my palette.

My process is personal. I approach painting with a primal instinct to scratch, tap, and pull acrylic from the canvas.  Within most of my paintings, this includes the illusion that is brought about by acrylic encaustic that blurs, softens and creates depth upon the surface of the canvas. This visual phenomenon provides the viewer a gentle entry point into the subject matter.  

My voice is social. Belief that we connect ourselves with the world in a meaningful way through creativity, I offer my artwork and experiences as a gay man to a new generation in the hope of encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness and create their own paradigms.

On the canvas or in the eye of a camera, I engage the viewer through visual storytelling. I enjoy creating a sense  of being dropped into the middle of a something, which compels a viewer to interpret their own account of events taking place. 

In the studio, I am examining the journey of my own personal identity. With these works, I am at the precipice of my creative life.  I am compelled to keep working within this framework I’ve created.  The setting allows for countless variations for me to shine a light on the significance of being “different.” I have ideas to incorporate photography and mixed media into my work that I have yet to explore.  




Solo Exhibitions

  • January 2018 ANCESTRAL MEMORIES • North Park Main Street, San Diego, CA
  • July 2017 PERSON, PLACE OR THING • The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
  • February 2016 BROTHERHOOD • San Diego Pride Offices, San Diego, CA
  • April/May 2015 City of Solana Beach: City Hall Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
  • June/July 2013 BROTHERHOOD • San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA


Group Shows


  • 2018, POS•I•TIV•I•TY, Perimeter Gallery at ArtShare, Los Angeles, CA (Invitational)
  • 2018, Lobby Exhibit - Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, North Coast Rep Theater, Solana Beach, CA
  • 2018, Lobby Exhibit - Fun Home, San Diego Rep Theater, San Diego, CA
  • 2018, California Open Exhibtion @ TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Invitational)
  • 2018, Artist Resistance Exhibition @ ArtShare / Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA (Invitational)
  • 2018 - 2020, San Diego LGBTQ+, History, Struggles and Triumphs @ San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (Invitational)
  • 2018, San Diego Repertory Theater during run of Fun Home, San Diego, CA (Invitational)
  • 2018, The Fool's Journey Through LIfe @ The Studio Door, San Diego (Juried)
  • 2018, 50 To Watch • Juried by Maria Mingalone, Oceanside Museum Executive Director (Juried)
  • 2018, Transcend and Transform, Visual AIDS, New York City (Invitational)


  • 2017, Art Riot, Escondido Arts Partnership, Escondido, CA (Juried)
  • 2017, San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild, San Diego, CA (Juried) 
  • 2017, Best of 2017, L Street Gallery, San Diego, CA (Invitational)
  • 2017, Documents and Pictures; Poway Center for the Performing Arts, CA (Juried)
  • 2017, Artist Alliance at the Museum, Oceanside Museum of Arts, CA (Juried)
  • 2017, Artists of North Park, Expressive Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
  • 2017, North Park Festival of the Arts, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA


  • December 2016 - Jan 2017 Day at the Beach, Night at the Beach; Encinitas Community Center Gallery, Encinitas, CA (Juried)
  • December 2016 Summation 2016, Escondido Arts Partnership, Escondido, CA
  • June 2016 San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild Member Exhibition (Juried), Spanish Village, San Diego, CA
  • May 2016 Photographers Exhibition in conjunction with North Park Festival of the Arts, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
  • April/May 2016 50 TO WATCH (Juried Biennial Regional Exhibition/ National Publication), The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
  • Juried by Jenna S. Jacobs - Curatorial Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and
  • Christine Knoke - Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator / Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park, San Diego
  • February 2016  Artist Portfolio Magazine 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Online


  • December 2015 • See/Me Final Exhibition (Photography), Scope Art Miami, Miami, FL (Invitational)
  • October 2015 • Empyrean Artifacts, Venus Studios Art Supply, Palm Desert, CA
  • July 2015 • 5th Annual Exposure Exhibition (Photography), Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
  • July 2015 • Artists of North Park 2015, Expressive Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA
  • July 2015 • Art of Pride, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
  • July 2015 • LGBT Family Unit, Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA
  • March 2015 • Studio Artists Exhibition [30 Block North Park Art Night], The Studio Door, San Diego
  • January 2015 • Pop Up Gallery [Ray at Night], San Diego Art Department, San Diego, CA



Private Collections

Reubens Collection - San Diego, CA
Souder - von Behren Collection - Palm Desert, CA
Paparella Collection - Paradise Valley, AZ
Kocon Collection - Belle Plaine, MN

Of Note

• 2018 Boston Pride Guide featured along with article "It's About Time" by Don Gorton

• 2018 Presented with San Diego ARTIE Award, Mission Federal ArtWalk 

• 2017/2018 The Business of Art Scholarship, Mentor

• 2017 San Diego Art Prize, Mentor

• 2016/ 2018 Published in 50 TO WATCH, San Diego

• Mentor of the Year by Professional Artist Magazine, April/May 2016

• Commissioned for MILK LOVES ART by Got Milk?  [Charity: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times], 2015 - 2017


• Digital Photography & Publisher of BROTHERHOOD TAROT



•    Fall 2018, "Blythe Spirit" Lobby Exhibition @ North Coast Repertory Theater, Solana Beach, CA

•    March 2018 Spanish Village Artists [Spring], Balboa Park, San Diego, CA    

•    January 2017 Thumbprint Gallery @ URBN, North Park, San Diego, CA

•    Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Summation 2016, Excondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery

•    June 2016 Student Craft Exhibition 2016, Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park

•    March 2016 International Online Exhibition 2016, San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild

•    March 2016 Top 100 Exhibition 2016, Southwestern Artists Association, Spanish Village, Balboa Park


In The News

• July 7, 2018 – Patric Stillman Day as proclaimed by the Mayor of San Diego

• 2018 Publication: Chelsea Station Edition #5 Summer Issue – Patric Stillman Interviewed by Esther McGowan of Visual AIDS

• 2018 Pride: BOSTON PRIDE GUIDE, “It’s about Time” written by Don Gorton [Released May 16, 2018]

• 2018 Publication: RFD #175 Summer Issue – featuring Court of Miracles [June 2018]

• 2018 Interview: SAN DIEGO VOYAGER – Art & Life with Patric Stillman [May 21, 2018]

• 2018 Interview: SAN DIEGO VOYAGER – Local Stories: The Studio Door [Jan 4, 2018]

‚Äč• 2017 Published in Loud & Queer Zine #3



2015-Current Member, The San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild

2015-Current Member, Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance

2015-Current Member, San Diego Museum of Art

2014-Current Owner, The Studio Door

2014-Current Member, North Park Main Street [Board Member/ Committee Member]

2014-Current Member, San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition

2014-Current Member, GSDBA - Greater San Diego Business Association 

2012-Current Member Artist of San Diego Art Institute

2012-Current Member, San Diego Art Institute - North Park

2012-14 Chair, Board of Directors of Film Consortium Foundation,

2003-14 Entrepreneur for Artist Development and Arts Initiatives (formerly Oak Grove Oracle)

2013 Executive Director of Space 4 Art

1997-2013 Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Media Arts Center San Diego





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