My work merges organic and geometric elements, revealing the complexities of the human condition. Through explorations into natural elements – including water, dense woods, vines, and plants – I deconstruct the picture plane to break it apart. The result is a sequence of grids, composed of overlapping lines, gestured brushstrokes, and bold colors that work together to reconstruct the picture plane as a series of equal, individual parts. Working an underlying structure, I subtract and add to the grid with spontaneous marks. This process of mapping and diagraming reads symbolically, suggesting expressions of the barriers from, or bridges to, relationships. Memories of place, personal and collective are intertwined.
Patricia Ingersoll’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Woodmere Art Museum, the Paley Museum, the LG Tripp Gallery, the JMS Gallery, and the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia; the Allegheny Museum of Art in Pennsylvania; the Ganser Gallery of Millersville University in Pennsylvania; and the State Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; the Art Space Gallery in Richmond, Virginia; and the Ethel Blum Gallery of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. In New York City, her work has been exhibited at the Krasdale Gallery, the Viridian Gallery, the Prince Street Gallery, and the Phoenix Gallery.
In addition, Ingersoll’s artwork is in numerous public and corporate collections, including those of the Woodmere Art Museum, Cigna Corporation, Delaware Bank and Trust, Nucon Corporation, Pew Charitable Trust, Sun Oil Company, Bryn Mawr Hospital, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Rouse Corporation, Rittenhouse Financial Services, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc., Mcgraw Hill Publishers, and Bryn Mawr College.