Nina Pattek comes to art by way of graphic design. Her early training in design and in practice, and as an educator for many years, has informed her personal aesthetic explorations including art history and cultural inspirations. She has followed the modernist principles of abstraction in exploring the interaction between emotions, ideas and perceptions.
Her materials are color, forms, grids, various markings including handwriting, human fragments to achieve visual effects through association or resemblance to the familiar and to strike a chord of mystery; does something here resonate? She believes art tries in the organization of its forms to give an assurance that is understandable to us. Art comes from the desire for such a stabilizing reassurance, finding your way within art, whether as the creator or the viewer is a joyful, complicated, searching experience.
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA
Internship with AnniAlbers, Yale University
Allgemeine Gewerbeschule, Basel, Switzerland, Master Graphic Design
Penland School of Art and Craft, 2015