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About

Patrick Quarm (b. 1988, Ghana) graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2012) with a BFA in Painting and an MFA from Texas Tech University (2018). 

Currently lives and works between Ghana and the United States. Quarm’s practice explores identity, focusing on the notion of cultural hybridity and social evolution. His paintings weave and splice cultural signifiers from different eras and communities into multi-layered works. 

 

Quarm’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions  including Ross+Kramer Gallery, New York, NY; Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI; Kunstraum Potsdam, Berlin, DE; Library Street Art Collective, Detroit, MI; K.N.U.S.T Museum Kumasi, Ghana; and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. 

 

His work is held in several public and private collections which include the Syracuse University Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and Kemper Museum collection.  He has participated as an artist-in-residence at the Red Bull Artist Residency in Detroit 2019 and was recently awarded the prestigious NXTHVN Fellowship 2021-2022.

 
 
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Artist Statement

Through my paintings, I aim to investigate the constantly evolving concept of the contemporary African. Born in Ghana in 1988 and moving to the United States for my MFA studies in 2015, I have found that my identity shifts and changes relative to the prevailing narratives in these disparate spaces. I explore the confrontation upon my identity living in a new culture and environment. I regard this as a hybrid identity. As the body moves through time and events, it evolves into something new, something beautiful and something that transcends. With this, I pose the questions: What is the new? Who is the new? and how has the new evolved overtime? 

 

The subjects of my paintings are friends, family, and colleagues, who come with their own complex backgrounds of hybridity. Within my paintings, I use African print fabric for its associations as a politically charged material that is both culturally specific and representative of global exchange. My process involves layering, cutting and erasing; these characterize my paintings with a visual topography, commanding the experience and engagement of the viewer.

 
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EDUCATION

2015–18     MFA Painting and Drawing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

                                     

2008–12     BFA Painting, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

                                   

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020   Salvaged Imeprial, Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, New York

 

2019   Paradox: Surfaces of Self, N’Namdi Contemporary Miami. Miami, Florida

2018   Parallel Identities: Patterns of Place, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, Texas

2017   There is Only One Side, CASP Studio 4, Lubbock, Texas. Curated by Victoria Marie Bee

   

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020      INSIGHT, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery. Mayfair, London

2020      BLACK VOICES/BLACK MICROCOSM, CFHILL. Stockholm, Sweden

2020      Fragmented Bodies, Albertz Benda Gallery. New York, New York

 

2020    “More is More”, Contemporary Art Museum Plainview. Plainview, Texas

2020    “Translating Valence”, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA). Grand Rapids, MI

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2019     Untitled Art Fair, Albertz Benda Gallery. Miami, Florida

 

2019     Anansesem, Albertz Benda Gallery. New York, New York

             Two person exhibition: Conrad Egyir and Patrick Quarm.

 

2019     Red Bull Artist in Resident Group Show, Red Bull House of Arts. Detroit, Michigan

2019     SNOW DAY, Thierry Goldberg Gallery. New York, New York.

 

2018     Prizm Art Fair, N’Namdi Contemporary Miami. Miami, Florida

 

2018     HOMEMADE, Library Street Art Collective. Detroit, Michigan. Curated by McArthur Binion

 

2018     PLACE, Norwest Gallery, Detroit, Michigan. Curated by Asia Hamilton

 

2018     Oso Bay Biennial XX: Realism Redux, Texas A&M University. Corpus Christi, TX

 

2018     Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Center for the arts, Rockport, Texas. Curated by Rainey Knudson

 

2018     West Meets West: Illuminated Figures, Caviel Museum of African America History, Lubbock, Texas.

              Two person exhibition: Prof. Alexander Bostic and Patrick Quarm. Curated by Lydia Thompson.

                                   

2018     Figure Resuscitation, Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. Curated by Jeramiah Macha and Samantha

             Resendez.

 

2017     Peckham International Art Fair (PIAF), Copeland Park & Bussey Building, London, England

 

2016     Annual MFA Show, Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. Curated by Landmark Gallery.

 

2015     Annual MFA Show, Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. Curated by Landmark Gallery.

 

2012     End of Year, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana. Curated by KNUST Museum


2011     Illumination, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana. Curated by Michael Sarkodie

 

2013     Art, Trade &Technology Fair, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana. Curated by KNUST Museum

 

2011     Art, Trade &Technology Fair, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana. Curated by KNUST Museum

 

2009     Art, Trade &Technology Fair, K.N.U.S.T Museum, Kumasi, Ghana. Curated by KNUST Museum

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2019     Red Bull House of Art Artist in Residence, Detroit, MI (January-April)

 

2018     Thomas ‘Curry’ Roberts- Regent Endowment Art Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

2017     Alan and Lee Ann White Regents Endowment Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

             Graduate Fellowship Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

2016     Graduate Fellowship Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

             Helen Devitt Jones Talent Based Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

2015     Graduate Fellowship Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

             Helen Devitt Jones Talent Based Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

 

2006     Visual Art Student Award, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Ghana

PUBLICATIONS

2020    Art of Choice, “Patrick Quarm Brings Together A Hybridized Society”, February 5, New York, New York

            https://www.artofchoice.co/patrick-quarm-brings-together-a-hybridized-society/

 

2020    Sugarcane Magazine, “REVIEW: AFRICAN ARTIST TO WATCH BRINGS COLOR TO MIAMI”, January 13,”                  Miami, FL

            https://sugarcanemag.com/2020/01/review-african-artist-to-watch-brings-color-to-miami/

 

2019    Alive Magazine. “What Is It To Become: The Astonishing Art of Patrick Quarm, July 17”

            http://alivemag.com/what-it-is-to-become-the-astonishing-art-of-patrick-quarm/

 

2018    ARTFORUM. “Red Bull Arts Detroit Announces Recipients Of Expanded Residency And Fellowship Program,                    December 27” Detroit, Mi.

            https://www.artforum.com/news/red-bull-arts-detroit-announces-recipients-of-expanded-residency-and-                          fellowship-program-78228

 

2018     HYPERALLERGIC. “In Miami, a Fair for Artists from Africa and the African Diaspora Shines Again, December                 7,” Miami, FL.

             https://hyperallergic.com/474946/prizm-art-fair-2018-miami/

 

2018     TTU Discoveries Magazine Spring 2018. “Patrick Quarm: Exploring Identity Through Art, April 16,”   Lubbock,               Texas.

             https://www.depts.ttu.edu/vpr/discoveries/

 

2018     Glasstire. “Patrick Quarm’s Parallel Identities, April 11,” Houston, Texas.  

             http://glasstire.com/2018/04/11/patrick-quarms-parallel-identities/

 

2018     thebowerbird. “Patrick Quarm’s Parallel Identities, April 9,” Lubbock, Texas.

             http://www.thebowerbirdlbk.com/single-post/2018/04/09/Patrick-Quarm-Parallel-Identities

 

2018     Texas Tech Today. “Patrick Quarm: Exploring Identity Through Art, April 5,” Lubbock, Texas.

             http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2018/04/patrick-quarm

 

2018     Daily Toreador.com. “FFAT Exhibit to Honor African-American History Month, February 28,” Lubbock, Texas.

             http://www.dailytoreador.com/lavida/ffat-exhibit-to-honor-african-american-history month/article_6cae93f8-               1cfc-11e8-9965- 93d03a5fe7f8.html

 

2018     Texas Tech Today. “Graduate Student Artist to Discuss African-American History Month Exhibition, February                     27,” Lubbock, Texas.

             http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2018/02/adv-african-american-history-exhibit

 

2018     Fox34.com, “West Meets West’ Exhibit Highlights African and African-American Culture, February 01,”                       Lubbock, Texas.

             http://www.fox34.com/story/37629086/west-meets-west-exhibit-highlights-african-and-african-american-                   culture

 

2017     thebowerBird, “Fan Girl: Patrick Quarm, September 01,” Lubbock, Texas

             http://www.thebowerbirdlbk.com/single-post/2017/09/01/Fan-Girl-Patrick-Quarm

 

2017     Trove54 “Featured Artist: Patrick Quarm, February 20, London.

             https://trove54.org/featured-artist-patrick-quarm/

 

2012     Oil City Magazine, Western Region Artist, July 1, Takoradi, Ghana      

             http://www.oilcityghana.com/files/11.pdf

 

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