Patricia Fabricant is a painter and award-winning book designer, born in New York City. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and studied painting in Florence Italy, through the Syracuse University program. Her abstract paintings have been exhibited widely at such galleries as David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Schema Projects, Sideshow and Front Room in Brooklyn; Morgan Lehman, the Painting Center and the National Arts Club in New York; and Geoffrey Young Gallery and No. 6 Depot, in the Berkshires. She recently began working figuratively both on a series of political pieces, called Paper Dolls, and on her most recent self-portraits, which she began in response to the recent election and its aftermath. She has also begun a curatorial practice, with Among Friends last spring and the upcoming Studio Mates. She lives in Brooklyn and shares a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation, in Manhattan.


2019— Chameleons, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, mini-solo, part of 3-person show
2017 — 
Bold and Beautiful, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (mini-solo as part of larger group show)
2016 — Main WIndow, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY (window installation)
2015 — Fabricant/Gouache, RoCA (Rockland Center for the Arts), West Nyack, NY
2014 — Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn, NY


2019 — Open Doors / Open Studios. Clemente Soto Velez Center, NY, NY
Among Friends / Entre Amigos, Clemente Soto Velez, NY, NY
wagmag benefit, Grace Exhibition Space, NY, NY (invitational, upcoming)
Somewhere We Landed, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (upcoming)

2018 — Studio Mates, Front Room, NY, NY (also curated)
Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, NY, NY
Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Shelf Life: History, Biography, and Fame; Institute Library, New Haven, CT
Selections from the Flat Files, Arete Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
RE: RE: Pattern, La Bodega Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Flowers and Monsters, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, Cigar Factory, LIC, NY
Somewhere over the Interconnected Rainbow, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Getting Personal, SFA Projects, NY, NY
Among Friends, DUMBO Open Studios (co-curated as well), Brooklyn, NY
On and On: Art Without End, Beard and Weil Gallery, Wheaton College
Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Gallery 524, NY, NY (benefit)

2017 — Yellow Chair Holiday Extravaganza, David+Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
THE BIG SMALL SHOW, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (catalog)
Holiday Salon Show, Central Booking, NY, NY
Me, My Selfie and I, Hudson Guild Gallery, NY
FOTO BOOTH, 329W2 gallery, Erie, PA
Priority Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fight or Flight, Painting Center, NY, NY (catalog)
For Shelley, 326 Gallery, NY, NY
Fractured Union, Brooklyn Fireproof
Post-Romance:Artists Valentines, Renaissance Center, Erie, PA
In the Details, SEABA, Burlington, VT (catalog)
Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, NY, NY (benefit)
Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Nasty Women NYC, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY (benefit)

2016 — The Warmth of Winter, National Arts Club, NY, NY
THE BIG SMALL SHOW, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ (catalog)
Holiday Salon Show, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
The Best of Both Worlds, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
ArtHillary (benefit, invitational), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
The Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Reality Is Wrong, Dreams Are for Real, DSC Annex, Brooklyn, NY
Seeking Space: Making the Future, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
BOE 10th anniversary show, Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn, NY
wagmag benefit (invitational), The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
Landscapes, Temporary Storage @ Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
Spring Salon, Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Wonderland, No. 6 Depot, Stockbridge, MA
Up for Debate, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins, NY, NY (benefit)
Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 — On & On: Art Without End, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Holiday Salon Show, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
Contextual Threads, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Gone Fishing, Studio of Dana Kane, Brooklyn, NY
La Gioconda (in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios), Brooklyn, NY
Thrice Legendary, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
wagmag benefit (invitational), Pierogi Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
Eyewash REDUX, Firework Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Selfie Show, Museum of New Art, Armada, MI
Making History: Arts in Bushwick benefit exhibition, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY
PAPER JAM: Exploring Visual Strategies for Social Concern, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
A Weekend at the Old Gem, Brooklyn, NY
Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons, Brooklyn, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine, NY, NY (benefit)

2014 — NURTUREArt benefit (invitational), Pierogi Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
Pipe Dreams, Wishful Thinking, Grand Gestures & Dirty Lies, ASC Project Space, NY, NY
wagmag benefit (invitational), Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, NY, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair, NY, NY
Sideshow at the Alamo, Brooklyn, NY

2013 — Active Space Salon Show, Brooklyn, NY
Beasts and Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY
All Over or Nothing, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
NURTUREArt benefit (juried), Bernarducci Meisel, NY, NY
304 Gallery Summer Inaugural, NY, NY
wagmag Benefit (invitational), English Kills, Brooklyn, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair, NY, NY
Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, NY, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins, NY, NY (benefit)

2012 — NURTUREArt benefit (juried), NY, NY
Big Queens Drawing Show, JCAL, Queens, NY
Joie de Vivre, PS Project Space, NY, NY
The Last Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY
wagmag benefit (invitational), The Boiler (Pierogi), Brooklyn, NY
Cloud Nine, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain Art Fair, NY, NY
Love and Heartbreak, Piermont Straus, Piermont, NY 
Postcards from the Edge, Cheim & Reid, NY, NY (benefit)

2011 – Gallery at Skink Ink, Brooklyn, NY
Single Fare, Sloan Fine Art, NY, NY
2010 — ROY G. BIV, Mercantile Home, Easton, PA 
2008 –
Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, NY 
2007 – 
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Four Handed Lift, Moti Hasson Gallery, NY, NY
2006 – MetLife, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, NY
Light in August, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NY, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids, NY, NY
2005 – Dalton School Alumni Artists Small Works Exhibition, NY, NY 
– Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY, NY
Articles and Waves, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2003 – Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NY, NY


Radio Free Brooklyn interview with Dr. Lisa Levy SP, 12/24/18
ArtsATL review of “Civil Discourse” 12/20/18 by Jerry Cullum
Daily Nutmeg, 12/07/18 “Forget Them Not” review of Shelf Life
Art Spiel, 11/20/18: “Weaving a Fluctuating Self”
New Haven Arts, 10/19/18: In “Shelf Life,” Biographies Break Free
New Haven Independent 10/3/18: “Institute Library Gets 15 Minutes of Fame”
SFA Projects Interview, 6/8/18
The New Criterion, Critic’s Notebook 10/04/17


1985 – B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Studio Art major
1984 – Syracuse University Center in Italy, Florence, Italy


2014 — Guest lecturer, Queens College
2002 – Guest lecturer, Parsons School of Design
1998 – Guest lecturer, School of Visual Art


2000–present: Freelance Book Designer, NY, NY
1994–2000: Art Director, Abbeville Press, NY, NY
1990–94: Designer, Abbeville Press, NY, NY
1986–90: Assistant Art Director, Simon & Schuster, NY, NY
1985–86: Designer, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, NY, NY


Jennifer Wynne Reeves on Facebook, 2018
Robert Egert: Anthropocene, 2018 (show catalog)
Susan Luss: Home Sweet Home, 2018 (show catalog)
In the Details, 2017 (show catalog)
Painting Central Park, 2015
Cornelia Foss, 2015
Scattered Among the Nations, 2015
The New Yorkers, 2013
Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of William van Aelst, 2012
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, 2011
Alfred Stieglitz, 2010
Paul Strand in Mexico, 2010
The Hudson River School, 2009
Edgar Martins: Topologies, 2008
Pleasure Palaces: The Art & Homes of Hunt Slonem, 2007
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, 2007
Istanbul, City of a Hundred Names, 2007
Dawoud Bey, 2007
The Downtown Book: The Art Scene 1974–1984, 2006
Teun Hocks, 2006
Rackstraw Downes, 2005
Jane & Louise WIlson: Erewhon, 2004
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, 2003
Hamptons Bohemia, 2002
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 2000
How Artists See, 1996
Gardens of Revelation: Environments by VIsionary Artists, 1995
Keith Haring, 1991
Frank Stella Paintings, 1986


AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, 1996, 1998
Art DIrectors Club 1998
New York Book Show, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
Mitchell A. Wilder Award, 2004
AAM Museum Publications Design Winner, 2006
The Alice Award from the Furthermore Foundation, 2013