Patricia Smits
Touched by injustice and sorrow caused by ruptures between the ideal and the reality.  –
“My work floats in this context. From a mix of reality, association and imagination, I create worlds in which other precepts of thinking and acting can arise, thereby question our existence. The relationships between people, animals, nature and culture are thereby being central. With the work I want to seduce you to step into my metaphysical world. A world in which reality and imagination alternate and humor and poetry  predominate.”
My work is an ongoing search into the magical boundaries in reality, guided by installations, video, photo, painting and drawing. Inspired door; philosophy, time, nature, constructions and transformations.

EXHIBITIONS  /  PROJECTS
2020
– 1 march. EXBUNKER – Utrecht. Finissage, wild ei & Patricia Smits. Invited by ‘wild ei’ to give my visual response to her works. 
– 11 – 12 January. Art Arnhem, Eusebius Kerk Arnhem (NL)
2019
– 5 – 6 october. Kunststroom Roerdalen-Wassenberg (NL / D) – Kasteel Montfort
– 18 may – 2 june, (weekends), Expo: Rearranging splinters at POPOP Nijmegen
– 26 may, invited for an expo at Stiphout Art. In the Pastory garden
2017 / 2018
– 6-7 October 2018, exhibition at Kunststroom Roerdalen, Gitstappermolen, (NL)
– September 2018, exhibition at NS16 Tilburg (NL) – Kijkhoeken (Initiative art group)
– September 2017 – april 2018, IJsseldam, (art space/ruimte voor kunst). Painting and drawing, Deventer (NL)
– 2017, works at the atelier/studio in Luyksgestel, NL
2016
– December, ARTBOX Projects exhibition at the spectrum Miami, Miami Art weeks (USA)
– October, 2nd prize winner / finalists at award art exhibition at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London (UK)
– September, Kijkhoeken (Initiative art group), exhibition / project, Breda (NL)
– January-september 2016, Atelier/studio works (NL)
2015
–  September-december, group exhibition at Rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant (Court house), Breda. (NL)
–  September-october, ‘Expo in residence’ / Project. POPOP-institute, Nijmegen. (NL)
–  June-sept. Summer Exhibition,‘Stille Getuigen’. Museum Slager, ’s-Hertogenbosch.
–  April-june, group exhibition at GGZ, Jan Wier, Tilburg. (NL)
–  January, 2 days group exhibition at Klasse Theater, Tilburg. (NL)
2014
–  November, nomination talent award 2014 – GLOW festival, (group exhibition / project), Eindhoven
–  Oktober, preparture, group expo for invited bachelors fine art at Willem Twee,’s-Hertogenbosch
–  July – august, summer exhibition, GEM, the Hague 2014 – online gallery
–  March – april, ‘masterclass etching’, Graphic atelier Daglicht, (group exhibition), Eindhoven
2013
–  November, nomination talent award 2013 – GLOW festival, (group exhibition / project), Eindhoven
–  September, Museum Slager, ‘Kunstnacht‘, (duo exhibition) ’s-Hertogenbosch
–  June, “De Eindexpo”, group exhibition AKV St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch
–  January, “De Generale”, group exhibition, FirstFloor AKV St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch
2010-2012
–  June 2012, “Punt”, (group exhibition) Electron, Breda
–  November 2011, assisting project for 3 days at the ‘Live-Atelier’ project of artist Stijn Peeters; ‘Kom je in mijn schilderij?’ at museum ‘van Bommel van Dam’, Venlo (NL)
–  June 2011, “Collective work” (group exhibition), Electron, Breda
–  October 2010, presentation about my ideas and work, Hertogin-Hilvarenbeek, Hilvarenbeek

NOMINATIONS / PRIZES / SELECTIONS – INVITATIONS
Education
–  Bachelor Fine Arts (2009- 2013) – Academy Fine Arts / AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch (NL)
–  Graphic design Eindhoven (1988- 1992) (NL)

PUBLICATIONS
Various
–  Reviewer / jury exams – Amsterdam 2014. Reviewer bachelor thesis Theatre School Amsterdam (NL). Reviewer commission (extern reviewer). Bachelor thesis – A thesis about light-art, research question: How do light and matter relate to each other and to what extent is light a material?
–  Grafisch Atelier Daglicht 2014 – masterclass etching, (Stijn Peeters)
–  Project group for conceptual art (2011)
–  Kijkhoeken (Initiative art group)

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