Patricia Patterson

(USA, 1941)

San Diego-based artist Patricia Patterson’s project showcased her career-long engagement with color on a monumental city-block scale. Working directly with the exterior of the entire Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños of San Diego, Patterson selected a color pallet that would transform every surface of the museum. Titled Union market island front, according to the four city streets surrounding the footprint of the museum, the block came alive through the colors chosen by the artist.

The exterior transformation of the museum was part of larger effort to establish a lasting identity for the institution and as an extension thereof. Patterson collaborated simultaneously with graphic designer Leah Roschke in designing the logo that would likewise come to represent the museum.

Curator: Robert Sain
Organizer: Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños
Venue: Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños, San Diego

Patricia Patterson’s INSITE97 project was a collaborative effort to transform a small home in Tijuana into a visually captivating space for the surrounding community to meet, talk, eat, and engage in activities with one another. Working over a period of nine months, Patterson and her team of students and craftsmen renovated, painted, and landscaped the home of the Resendiz family to create a vibrant center in the residential colonia. Once complete, La Casita en la Colonia Altamira, Calle Rio de Janeiro No. 6757, Tijuana hosted numerous parties, brunches, and other gatherings of both local residents and visitors from San Diego, making the house a space for cross-cultural exchange and diversity.

Curators: Jessica Bradley, Olivier Debroise, Ivo Mesquita, and Sally Yard
Venue: Colonia Altamira, Tijuana