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Jerome Patryjak

Jerome Patryjak
Jerome Patryjak

Jerome Patryjak


Printmaking/Paper

To create my paper constructions the primary choice of paper: flat, common, ubiquitous. Paper as a surface for ink, paint, pencil and bare expositions of paper itself, a celebration of the richness of this simple material. The work is personal and in...Read More

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STATEMENT

To create my paper constructions the primary choice of paper: flat, common, ubiquitous. Paper as a surface for ink, paint, pencil and bare expositions of paper itself, a celebration of the richness of this simple material. The work is personal and intimate, pulling the viewer into the artwork to explore and imagine.

Reference the significance of darkness, of shallow space, suggestions of deep space, the passage of time through star tracks and comet trails, through the drag of a pen, and the patterns of waves disappearing on the shore, snowfall clouds and fields.

This is visual jazz improv, with a dance with the material, color, and shapes, pushing dark and light against each other with softness of paper and the hardness of metallic powder pigments, taking what is flat and regular and normal and giving it that bebop twist, that flipflop from squaresville into the next unknown, with a beat.

BIO

After earning a BFA from Wayne State University Jerome was invited by Edgar Yaeger to join the Scarab Club but delayed, instead going to Illinois to earn his MFA at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

On return to Detroit he set up a studio as an illustrator, designer and art instructor. Joining the Michigan Chapter of Artist Equity he developed community fine art exhibitions and worked in promoting legislation for the arts. Exhibitions with the MCAE included international juried shows for the International Freedom Festival in Detroit and Lansing, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

Teaching included various community art centers and as the full time art instructor at Holy Redeemer High School. As mural instructor, partnering with Steve Pablo Davis, he worked with young developing artists creating pieces for the City of Detroit Council for the Arts Summer Youth Employment Program. For the Pontiac Public Schools Artist-in-the-Schools program he presented and led creative events for classes throughout Pontiac. He was awarded a position as Artist-in-Resident with the Williamston Community Schools, a MACACA and NEA program. In Williamston he worked as a studio artist and presenter for elementary and middle school classes. Finally he taught portfolio, drawing and graphic design courses at Baker College.

With a career in commercial exhibition design, his first project was the Holiday Inn Corporate Visitor Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Recently work includes graphics for the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant museum and the Detroit Zoo. A personal passion is book design and illustration. Recent publications include artist catalogs and the Scarab Club Member Annuals, volumes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Finally making it back to the Scarab Club for Figure Drawing Sessions, he helps out as needed as a session moderator. He became involved in volunteer opportunities and joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He is a member of the Michigan Sculpture Guild, the Anton Art Center, the Downriver Artist Association, and serves on the Exhibition Committee of the Grosse Pointe Artists Association.

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS/COMMISSIONS

• Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 2021 Gallery Exhibition, August - September, 2021, Highland MI
• Northville Art House: Shear Madness: Juried Collage Exhibition, January - February, 2021, Northville MI
• Downriver Council for the Arts: Elemental: Antidote Exhibition, November - December, 2020, Wyandotte MI
• Lawrence Street Gallery: Autumn Invitational 2020, September 2020, Ferndale MI
• Grosse Pointe Artists Association: Soul Searching Art Exhibit, October - December 2020, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
• Scarab Club: Uncommon Threads, Contemporary Fibers Exhibit, July - August, 2020, Detroit MI
• Grosse Pointe Artists Association: Brotherhood Online Art Exhibit, July 2020, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
• Starkweather Arts Center: Stay at Home Online Exhibition, August - September 2020, Romeo MI
• Anderson Museum of Art: Figures of Speech Exhibition, July 2020, Anderson IN
• Scarab Club: Lockdown 2020, Online Art Exhibit, May 2020, Detroit MI
• Anton Art Center: Worldwide Online Art Exhibit, May 2020, Mt Clemens MI
• Kalamazoo Book Arts Center: The Illustrated Accordion, Online Exhibition, May – June 2020, Kalamazoo MI
• Grosse Pointe Artists' exhibition: Sight and Sound, March - April, 2020, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
• Scarab Club: 2020 Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition, February - March, 2020, Detroit MI
• Downriver Council for the Arts: Elemental: Wood, Metal, Glass, Clay, Stone, February, 2020, Wyandotte MI
• Scarab Club: 106th Gold Medal Exhibition, November 2019 - January 2020, Detroit MI
• The Downtown Gallery: Book and Paper Arts Exhibition, November 2019, Indiana University, Kokomo IN
• Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery: Art4Detroit7, October - December 2019, Detroit MI
• Detroit Artists Market: Art for the Holidays – 2019, November – December 2019, Detroit MI
• Starkweather Arts Center: 59th Annual Romeo Guild of Art’s Thumb Area Artists’ Exhibition, August - September 2019, Romeo MI
• Scarab Club: 2019 SC Plein Air Challenge, August - October 2019, Detroit MI
• Lawrence Street Gallery: Summer Invitational 2019, July 2019, Ferndale MI
• Annex Gallery at 333 Midland: All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music, April - May 2019, Highland Park MI
• Anton Art Center: Members Exhibition: 50th Anniversary Edition, May - June 2019, Mt Clemens MI
• Anton Art Center: Postcarded, April - May 2019, Mt Clemens MI
• Minhas Coffee Haus: The Loft Gallery Artful Discussion #7 (individual showing), April 2019, Mt Clemens MI
• Orion Art Center Studion at Moose Tree Nature Preserve: Sculptor’s Guild of Michigan, April 2019, Orion Township MI
• The Downtown Gallery: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, February 2019 Indiana University, Kokomo IN
• Anton Art Center: Michigan Annual XLVI, January - February 2019, Mt Clemens MI
• Scarab Club: 105th Gold Medal Exhibition, November 2018 - January 2019, Detroit MI
• N'namdi Center for Contemporary Art: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, October 2018, Detroit MI
• ArtPrize 10: Cornerstone Church-Heritage Hill, September - October 2018, Grand Rapids MI
• Scarab Club: Paperwork Exhibition, September - October 2018, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Sketch Session Artists, September - October 2018, Detroit MI
• Lawrence Street Gallery: Summer Invitational 2018, July 2018, Ferndale, MI
• Ellen Kayrod Gallery: Sight Fest 2018: A Feast for the Eyes, December 2017 - January 2018, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club: 104th Gold Medal Exhibition, November 2017 - January 2018, Detroit MI
• Headspace Gallery: A December To Remember, November - December 2017, Dearborn MI
• ArtPrize 9: Bistro Bella Vita (individual showing), September - October 2017, Grand Rapids MI
• The Loft Fine Art Gallery: Sculpture Guild of Michigan, September 2017, Mt Clemens MI
• Headspace Gallery: Hail to the King—a tribute to Jack Kirby, August - October 2017, Dearborn MI
• The Loft Fine Art Gallery: The Nonsensical Show, August 2017, Mt Clemens, MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Drawn to Detroit, June - August 2017, Detroit MI
• Ellen Kayrod Gallery: Annual Summer Open, June - August 2017, Detroit MI
• Headspace Gallery: Summer Blockbuster, June - August 2017, Dearborn MI
• Art In Motion Ceramic Studio and Gallery: Three Detroit Artists, June - August 2017, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Black/White (individual showing), February - April 2017, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club Heritage Room: Sculpture (individual showing), December 2016, Detroit MI
• ArtPrize 8: 5/3 Bank Lobby, September - October 2016, Grand Rapids MI
• Lawrence Street Gallery: Summer Invitational, June 2016 - July 2016, Ferndale, MI
• Scarab Club: 102nd Gold Medal Exhibition, November 2015 - February 2016, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Sketch Session Artists, October - November 2015, Detroit MI
• Art In Motion Ceramic Studio and Gallery: Sculpture Exhibition, September - October 2015, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Sketch Session Artists, January - February 2015, Detroit MI
• Scarab Club: 101st Gold Medal Exhibition, November 2014 - January 2015, Detroit MI
• Lawrence Street Gallery: The Twelve Inch Show, December 2014, Ferndale MI
• Scarab Club Artists Lounge: Sketch Session Artists, April - May 2014, Detroit MI
• Orchard Lake Galleria, St Mary Campus: Annual Kubinski Competition, October 1987, Orchard Lake MI
• Gallery One: The Extended Ego, the Intimate Id woven (individual showing), September 1983, Ann Arbor MI
• Oakland County Complex: Crossings, January - February 1983, Pontiac MI
• Mill Galley: Anniversary Show, October 1982, Milford MI
• Pontiac Art Center: Six More Viewpoints, June 1982, Pontiac MI
• University of Maryland College Park, George Meany Center for Labor Studies: Seven Michigan Sculptors, June 1982, Silver Spring MD
• Birmingham Unitarian Church (individual showing), December 1981 - February 1982, Birmingham MI
• Mill Galley: Anniversary Show, November 1981, Milford MI
• Pontiac Art Center: Life, Reality, and Other Myths (individual showing), September - October 1981, Pontiac MI
• International Freedom Festival: Tunnel Vision II, June - August 1981, Detroit, Lansing, MI and Windsor, ONT
• Pontiac Art Center: Six Viewpoints, April 1981, Pontiac MI
• International Freedom Festival: Tunnel Vision, June - August 1980, Detroit MI
• Gallery One: Four Singular Sensations, June 1980, Ann Arbor MI
• Detroit Focus Gallery: Michigan Chapter of Artists Equity Members Exhibition, January 1980, Detroit MI
• Southwest Detroit Neighborhood Arts Festival: Juried Show, June 1979, Detroit MI
• Gallery One Group Exhibition, June 1979, Ann Arbor MI
• Hamtramck Public Library: Constructions, Fantasies, Dreams & Fears, November 1978, Hamtramck MI
• Hartland Art Council: 11th Annual Exhibition, June 1978, Hartland MI
• SIU-C School of Art Allyn Gallery (individual showing), January 1977, Carbondale IL
• Carbondale Memorial Hospital (individual showing), December 1976, Carbondale IL
• SIU-C Morris Gallery: Graduate Exhibition (individual showing), July 1976, Carbondale IL
• Drawing Exhibition: State University of New York, 1975, Binghamton NY

EDUCATION

• Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MFA, major in drawing, Carbondale IL
• Wayne State University, BFA, dual majors in drawing and metal crafts, minor in ceramics, Detroit MI
• Cass Technical High School, Commercial Art, Detroit MI

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS

• Honorable Mention for paper construction Broken, Soul Searching Art Exhibit, Grosse Pointe Artists Association, October 2020, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
• Honorable Mention for paper construction Pyramids and Triangles, Autumn Invitational 2020, Lawrence Street Gallery, September 2020, Ferndale MI
• Third Place Award for ink drawing Bathday, 2020 Figures of Speech, Anderson Museum of Art, July 2020, Anderson IN
• Honorable Mention for relief sculpture St Paul, Sculptor’s Guild of Michigan show at the Orion Art Center Studio, Moose Tree Nature Preserve, April 2019, Orion Township MI
• Scarab of the Year 2017, Scarab Club Detroit MI
• Appreciation for Service as Artist-In-Residence 1982-84, Williamston Board of Education, Williamston MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art Center and Gallery Positions;
• Pontiac Art Center House Manager, Pontiac MI
• Mill Gallery partner, Milford MI

Artist-in-Resident;
• Williamston Community Schools
Artist with the Artist-in-Resident program of the Michigan Council for the Arts, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts, Williamston MI

Graphic and Exhibit Design;
• Czarnowski, Contract Graphic Designer, Novi MI
• H B Stubbs Companies, Manager of Warren Graphic Design Studio, exhibit design and presentations, graphic design, Detroit MI
• Good Displays, Exhibit design and presentations, graphic design, Toledo OH
• Design Origins, Exhibit design and presentations, graphic design, Madison Heights MI

Art Instructor, Seminar and Workshop Presenter;
• Baker College Clinton Township Campus MI: Introduction to Graphic Imaging: Photoshop, Intermediate Imaging Techniques: Photoshop, Typography: Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, Graphic Presentation: Second Year Portfolio, Introductory Drawing
• Pontiac Art Center: Art instruction, Pontiac MI
• Pontiac Schools: Artist-in-the-Schools, Pontiac MI
• Detroit Council for the Arts: Art instruction: Civic mural painting instructor for the Summer Youth Employment Program, Detroit MI
• Holy Redeemer High School: Art instruction, Detroit MI
• Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Art Continuing Education: Life Drawing Art Instructor, Carbondale IL
• The Business Of Art For Artists Seminars: Presentation of Artworks; Galleries; Contracts and Insurance; Networks and Resources, Williamston MI
• L’anse Cruese Schools Mt Clemens MI: Hands-on papermaking workshops
• Rosa Parks Community Arts Center Detroit MI: Hands-on papermaking workshops

ARTIST'S TAGS

Paper constructions, drawing, collage, books and screens