"Name It By Trying To Name It" Opens at the Drawing Center, July 2015

Sprawling, complex, and interwoven, this evolving show at the Drawing Center included all 50-odd artists from Open Sessions. Power Exchange Unit was created in response to prompts from curators Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway.

Art, AIDS, America opens at Tacoma Art Museum and travels to the Bronx Museum

Ground breaking exhibition curated by Rock Huschka, chief curator and curator of contemporary and Northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum and Dr. Jonathan Katz, director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo SUNY. There is a gorgeous catalog and I am very excited to be included in this historical show.

New Collaboration with Frances Disley for Bushwick Expo/Exchange Rates with Platform Gallery and Paper Gallery, UK at Schema Projects, Brooklyn, October 26, 2014

Bushwick, Brooklyn-Norte Maar is pleased to unite Seattle based Platform Gallery and UK basedPAPER Gallery for Sluice_Exchange Rates: an international exposition, Oct 23-26. Both galleries team up to present a collaborative exhibition for Norte Maar’s Schema Projects residency. The exhibition will be open from 12-6pm, Oct 23-26, with a special edition of Beat Niteon Fri, Oct 24, 6-10pm.

Patte Loper’s practice involved creating three-dimensional environments that she then uses as models to create two-dimensional observational paintings. Frances Disley is currently exploring the notion of presenting artworks in a state of flux, unresolved and tipping into the next stage of transformation. She would like to expose at what point an artwork becomes an actual piece of art and the mechanisms an artist employs to make this process possible. Alongside Patte and Frances will create new artworks for Norte Maar@Schema generated from their trans-Atlantic dialogue transforming the frontice of the gallery into an immersive work combining the three-dimensional with the two.

Amalassunta INSPECTIONS: Ten artists and Licini, July 6 to September 28, 2014

The exhibition Amalassunta testing. Osvaldo & Licini ten artists , conceived and curated by Christian Caliandro specifically for the Gallery of Contemporary Art "Osvaldo Licini" of Ascoli Piceno and organized by ArteContemporaneaPicena part of the project in Art Center , is geared to put dialogue in national and international artists - three Americans, an Austrian and six Italians - with the original figure of the painter Marches. This dialogue will be developed through an exhibition that, by reconfiguring the layout and the layout of the paintings in the gallery Licini, will build a visual narrative, a narrative made ​​up of references to images, references, suggestions and story lines.

Constance Saltonstall Foundation Artist Residency July 25-August 22, 2013

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation was created in 1995 and is a beautiful artist residency in the finger lake area of upstate New York. Artists are awarded amazing studios, apartments, and run of the foundation's 200 acre estate during month-long residencies.

Millay Colony for the Arts Residency July 1 - July 25, 2013

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.

"How to Stay Alive in the Woods" Opens at Platform Gallery June 20, 2013

10 Recommended Summer Art Events

Platform Gallery presents new work by Patte Loper for her  fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Long been interested in the interface between the natural and the constructed world, Patte begins her paintings by first creating models made from pieced-together scraps of found materials such as discarded cardboard, cloth, sticks, string and putty. She then makes observational paintings using the models as subjects for portraits.

Archipelago: Works by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Artists-in-Residence on Governor's Island Opens January 17, 2013

Curated by Kaegan Sparks with work by: Ruta Butkute, Jessica Cannon, Maya Ciarrocchi, Elizabeth Duffy, Erin Dunn, Laurie Frick, Marina Gutierrez, Sarah Kabot, Jenn Kahn, Patte Loper, Sarada Rauch, Jaye Rhee, Alan Ruiz, Diana Shpungin, Abraham Storer, Kyoco Taniyama, Jeanne Verdoux, and Jenifer Wightman

January 17 – January 27, 2013
Opening Reception: January 17 from 6-8pm

Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street @ Washington Street
New York, NY 10014 
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Elles: Platform Gallery Opens November 29, 2012

Debra Baxter, Jaq Chartier, Lauren Grossman, Patte Loper, Kelly Mark, Melissa Pokorny, and Ariana Page Russell

November 29 to December 15, 2012, Artists’ Reception, First Thursday, December 6, 6 to 8PM



This fall, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting an unprecedented set of exhibitions and programs showcasing women artists. At the heart of this event is the landmark exhibitionElles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, on view at SAM Downtown through January 13, 2013. SAM is the only U.S. venue for this daring survey of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation by forward-thinking women artists. Platform Gallery is joining SAM in this celebration of great art by women with Elles : Platform, an exhibition focusing on the work of Platform artists Debra Baxter (sculpture), Jaq Chartier (painting), Lauren Grossman (sculpture), Patte Loper (painting), Kelly Mark (drawing), Melissa Pokorny (sculpture), and Ariana Page Russell (photography).

Miami Project Art Fair Opens December 3, 2012

Miami Project art fair, Platform Gallery, Booth 817. 
The inaugural Miami Project, a new contemporary and modern art fair will debut December 4-9, 2012 in Miami's Midtown / Wynwood Art District. Miami Project will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year's show will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure located at NE 1st Avenue & NE 29th Street.

The Miami Project Pavilion is located at NE 29th Street and NE 1st Avenue.




Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Governor’s Island Residency August 1 - December 14, 2012

Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Governor’s Island Residency

In 2010, LMCC transformed Building 110 on Governors Island, formerly a historic Army warehouse on the island’s northern shore, into a multi-use arts facility for the development and presentation of new work in the performing and visual arts. Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island houses 20 visual artist studios,

Residency dates: Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, December 14, 2012

Open Studio Events:

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, September 30

December 2012

Forms in Flux: A Collaboration Between Aichi University and SMFA

Participating Artists:

From Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music

Hisashi Kurachi, Nobuyuki Osaki, Noriyori Shirakawa


From School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Patte Loper, Michelle Samour, Jennifer Schmidt


A collaboration between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan, "Forms in Flux" is an exhibition of three artists from each respective institution whose work addresses concepts of transformation, and whose collective practices become newly recontextualized among their fellow exhibitors. "Forms in Flux" provides a meeting place for something new to be created from two geographically distant locations, and the transformative nature of each artist's work is heightened in the physical and artistic context of their foreign counterparts. Just as the collaboration itself has fluctuated from its inception, so does the work of these accomplished faculty members, whose work breaches communication, intuition and alteration.


This exhibition and all related events are free and open to the public.



Opening Reception: March 26, 6–8 pm

Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA


Artist Talks: March 27, 5:30–7 pm

All participants discuss their work

Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, SMFA


Patte Loper Still Point of the Returning World

Patte Loper Still Point of the Returning World
  October 6 to November 19, 2011  
Artist’s Reception, First Thursday, October 6, 6 to 8PM  featuring a special performance by Brooklyn-based synthpop band U.V.A. at 7PM


Platform Gallery is pleased to present the work of Patte Loper in her third solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will include paintings on panel, works on paper, and some of the sculptures Patte made to star as model for the two-dimensional work.

Since 2004, Platform Gallery has exhibited challenging contemporary art including sculpture, painting, works on paper, photography and installations by artists from around the world.

The exhibition space in located on the East Edge of historic Pioneer Square in the Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex at 114 Third Avenue South. Platform also exhibits in various art fairs including those in Miami, Portland, London, and Los Angeles.

VCCA Residency Fellowship, August 1 – 30, 2011

An international working retreat for visual artists, writers, and composers situated in the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

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