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Patricia P.J. Stewart

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Self_portrait_copy
Self Portrait, 2008 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 10 © 2009
Obama_001
President Barack Obama, 2008 Leather, Acrylic, 12" X 12" © 2008
Morning_coffee
Morning Coffee, 2007 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2008
Bloody_mary_lunches
Bloody Mary Lunches, 2007 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2008
Champagne_dinners
Champagne Dinners, 2007 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2007
My_church
My Church, 2007 Leather, Assemblage 12" X 12" © 2008
My_hog
My Hog, 2008 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2008
My_degree
My Degree, 2008 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2008
African_woman_2_copy
Enchantment Africa, 2009 Acrylic, Leather, Wood, Sisal 24" X 48" © 2009
Stilt_walker_performs_2_copy
Stilt Walker Performs, 2007 Acrylic, Leather, Wood 24" X 48" © 2007
Change_copy
Sign for Change, 2008 Acrylic, Wood, Leather, 24" X 48" © 2009
Hope_copy
Basis of Hope, 2008 Acrylic, Wood, Leather 24" X 48" © 2009
Faith__2_
Faith in Change, 2008 Acrylic, Leather 24" X 48" © 2009
Peace_img_2962
U S American Peace, 2008 Acrylic, Leather 24" X 48" © 2009
Skating_into_the_wind_copy
Skating Into the Wind, 2006 Acrylic, Leather, Wood 18" X 24" © 2008
What_the_hoot
What the Hoot!, 2004 Acrylic, Leather, Wood 18" X 24 © 2008
In_retrospect_copy
In Retrospect, 2000 Leather, Acrylic, Glass, Feathers, Beads 18" X 20" © 2000
African_flower_copy
African Flower, 1999 Leather, Acrylic, Glass, Cowrie Shells 28" X 24" © 1999
God_s_eye_copy
In God's Eye, 1999 Leather, Feathers, Glass, Acrylic 28" X 24 © 1999
Good_luck_charm
Good Luck Charm, 2000 Leather, Acrylic, Brass, Suede 18" X 20 © 2000
Spirit_copy
The Spirit, 2001 Leather, Glass, Stone 28" X 24" © 2001
Within_sight_copy
Within Plain Sight , 1998 Leather, Glass, Wood, Brass 28" X 24" © 1998
Ashanti_angel
Ashanti Angel, 1999 Leather, Brass 18" X 22" © 1999
Autumn_rose
Autumn Rose, 2008 Leather, Acrylic, Wood 24" X 12" © 2009
Spectacular_garden
Spectacular Garden, 2008 Leather, Acrylic, Wood 24" X 12" © 2009
Sun_galaxy
Sun Galaxy, 2008 Leather, Acrylic, Wood 24" X 12" © 2009
Dad_and_daughter
Dad and Daughter, 2009 Acrylic 10" X 8" © 2009
Double_helix__a_good_read
Double Helix, A Good Read, 2007 Acrylic 10" X 8" © 2009
Mother_and_daughter
Mother and Daughter, 2009 Acrylic 8" X 10 © 2009
Women_in_red
Society of the Red Dress, 2002 Acrylic 16" X 20" © 2002
Art_survey_1
My Art Class, 2002 Acrylic 16" X 20 © 2002
Auntie_s_fruit_basket
Aunties Fruit Basket, 2000 Acrylic 30" X 36" © 2000
Bible_study
Bible Study, 2005 Acrylic 8" X 10" © 2005
Looking_forward_to_tomorrow
Looking Forward to Tomorrow, 2007 Acrylic 16" X 20" © 2007
Not_even_the_rose
Not Even the Rose, 2007 Acrylic 16" X 20" © 2007
The_waiting_game
The Waiting Game, 2007 Acrylic 16" X 20" © 2007
Mountains_and_vallleys
Mountains, Valleys, and Pure Strength, 1990 Acrylic 30" X 36" © 1990
Grant_park
Chicago Walk in Grant Park, 2000 Acrylic 20" X 36" © 2000
Flora_folla
Flora Falla, 2005 Leather, Wood, Acrylic 20" X 24" © 2005
Inborn_wisdom
Inborn Wisdom, 2005 Acrylic, Leather, Wood 20" X 24" © 2005
Ambiguous_leather_artifact_copy
Ambiguous Leather Artifact, 2008 Leather Acrylic 24" X 28" © 2008
Peas_in_a_pod
Peas in a Pod, 2005 Leather, Wood, Acrylic 20" X 24" © 2005
Autumn_lily
Autumn Lily, 2009 Leather, Acrylic 10" X 20" © 2009
Ocean_s_serenity
Ocean's Serenity, 2009 Leather, Acrylic 10" X 20" © 2009
Green_leaves
Green Caribbean Black, 2009 Acrylic, Leather, Glass, Wood 24" X 48" © 2009
Bears_fan
Bears Fan, 2009 Acrylic, Leather 10" X 10" © 2009
Sunday_golfer
Sunday Golfer, 2009 Leather, Acrylic, Wood 12" X 12" © 2009
Img_0107
The Art Collector, 2010 Leather, Acrylic 12" X 12" © 2010
Hip_hop_fan
Hip Hop Fan, 2010 Leather, Acrylic 12"x 12" © 2010
20111107182154-a_grain_of_sand
A Grain of Sand, 2010 Acrylic, Leather, Wood, on Canvas 12" X 36" © 2010
20111107182602-overt_reaction
Overt Reaction, 2010 Acrylic, Leather, Wood, on Canvas 12" X 36" © 2010
20111107182951-green_carabbean_black_1
Green Caribbean Black, 2010 Acrylic, Leather, Wood, on Canvas 24" X 48" © 2010
20130327031751-safe_passage
Safe Passage, 2011 Mixed Media 20" X 20" © 2011
20130327031958-journey_home
Journey Home, 2011 Mixed Media 20" X 20" © 2011
20130327032753-humanity
For Humanity, 2011 Mixed Media 20" X 20" © 2011
20130327033300-ocean_s_serenity
Ocean Serenity, 2010 Mixed Media 10" X 20" © 2010
20130327033427-autumn_lily_1_
Autumn Lily, 2010 Mixed Media 10" X 20" © 2010
20130327033708-rituals
Rituals, 2011 Mixed Media 12" X 12" © 2011
20130327033941-social_beliefs
Social Beliefs, 2012 Mixed Media 12" X 12" © 2012
20130327034427-fire_and_brimstone
Fire and Brimstone, 2010 Mixed Media 16" X 20" © 2010
Yellow_dress_at_the_beach_copy
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois
Lives in
Chicago, Illinois
Works in
Dry pastels, acrylic, leather, and other media
Schools
Chicago State University, 1998, School Administration and Supervision
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 1972, Fine Arts-Drawing
Representing galleries
UIC African American Cultural Center, The Woodshop, , South Side Community Art Center, Woman Made Gallery
Tags
arts-education mixed-media realism, digital, abstract, figurative, sculpture
Statement

Patricia A. Stewart earned her BFA from Southern Illinois University.  She furthered her studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art and Design in Miami, Florida, and the Savanna School of Art and Design in Georgia.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at Chicago State University.  Patricia Stewart is a retired art teacher/ Curriculum Coordinator who has received recognition for her work from numerous institutions.  Her paintings, sculptures, and jewelry have been on exhibit at galleries and are among collections nation wide.  

With leather I created wearable art pieces.  I was impressed with leather’s ability to be cut, wetted, twisted, heated, glued, mutilated, formed, and colored.  This sculptural nature of leather soon initiated larger bas-relief assemblages and sculptures.  Found objects are integrated into the pieces to transform and shatter tradition.  I use acrylics to add color and infuse it with  rich metallic accents. Though my work reveals a refreshing sense of humor, I intend to reveal the integrity of the Human Spirit, the Sensitivities of Life, the Unity of Family, the Fidelity of Friends, and Pride in my African-American Heritage.