Born in Colombia South America, moved to California 1980. have lived in Michigan for the past 20 years.
I read somewhere that artists are like whales swimming with their mouths open, absorbing everything, until she or he has what is really needed. Everyone in one way or another is sensitive to his or her surroundings, but as artists we feel the need to express those feelings. That is the tricky part. Artists in a way are like philosophers and can be inspired by happiness, by profound sadness or simply by individual interests.
My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright � Patricia Riascos/. All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Downloaded in Any Way. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.
. Painting selected from the Ariana Gallery of Royal Oak, Michigan by the ABC studios to be used on one of the episodes of 'Detroit 1-8-7'
. 'Works on Music' Gallery of the Unitarian Church in Birmingham, Michigan, 2010
. Cary Gallery - Rochester Hills -2009
. 'Colombian-Canadian Connection' Two person show. Gallery at the Bagley Housing Association, 2007
. Solo shows - Troy Pulbic Library, Michigan 2006/05/04
. Civic Center Gallery, Livonia Michigan, 2006
. Lawrence Street Gallery - Ferndale, Michigan, 2004
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS *Denotes awards
Christmas show 2013 BBAC- Birmingham, Michigan 2013
Invitational Exhibition - Lawrence Street Gallery - Ferndale, Michigan 2011
Juried show - Michigan Fine Arts Competition - BBAC - Birmingham, MI 2010
. Invitational Exhibition - Lawrence Street Gallery - Ferndale, Michigan 2010
. 'Music in Art' Plymouth Arts Community Council - Plymouth, Michigan 2010
. Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, juried show - University of Michigan, Dearborn 2009
. 'Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey' Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan, 2008
. 'The Word as an Image' juried show. Gross Pointe Artists Association, Michigan 2008
. Garden Sale at the Detroit Artists Market 2008 & Annual Holiday Show, 2007
. 50 Years Celebration, BBAC in Birmingham Michigan, 2007
. Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts, juried show. Michigan 2005*
. 'Our Town' Birmingham, Michigan 2005 & 1994
. Michigan Watercolor Society, Juried show. Painting included in traveling show, Petoskey MI 2007
. Diverse and United'. Bagley Housing Association, Detroit Michigan, 2004
. 'Hispanic Art Fair'. La Salle Bank, Chicago Illinois, 2004
. Students show at the BBAC - Birmingham, Michigan, 2002/03/04
. 'Hispanic Artists Exhibition' - Creative Center, Pontiac Michigan, 2001/02*
. 'Fiesta' Juried Show. Latino Artists Exhibition. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000
. Hispanic Artists Exhibition. Bagley Housing Association - Detroit, Michigan, 1999
. 'Sunday Painters'. Arts and Apples Festival - Rochester Michigan, 1993*/94*
. National Greeting Card Competition. Strathmore Paper Company, 1994*
. 'Celebrate Life'. Juried show BBAC. Birmingham, Michigan, 1993
. All media Exhibiton. Juried show - City of Brea Art Gallery, California 1987*
. Wayne State (Senior, Fine Arts Program)
. California State University - Fine Arts Program
. Otis Parsons Institute, Los Angeles California - Classes in drawing and design.
. BS in Medical Laboratory Technology (Grado en Bacteriologia, Universidad Catolica Manizales, (Colombia)
. BBAC (Birmingham - Bloomfield Art Center)
. Detroit Artist Market
. Represented by The Village Fine Art Gallery at Rochester Hills MI