Patricia Volk Artist Bio 

Patricia Volk, a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has a studio in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset.  

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at

Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy, also appearing in the collections of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Lord Carrington, Simon Relph CBE, the British

Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas.

She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency. One of her pieces was also selected as a Southern Arts prize.

“My obsession as an artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that I hope suggest  of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings. But also of rest and activity, grace and motion, that give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.”

Solo Exhibitions:          

William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard    (2015)         

Chapel Lane Gallery, Tunbridge Wells                         (2015)  
The Art Room, Topsham, Devon                              (2014)                            

New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives                                                 

Beaux Arts, Bath          

Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames          

The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh


Selected Exhibitions

2016           ‘From Where I’m Standing’, Swindon Museum &Art Gallery

RWA Open, Bristol       (2016, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)       

Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex       

Discerning Eye Winners’ Exhibition, Temple Church, London         

Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester         

Tarpey Gallery, Derby         

Andelliart, Wells                         

Beukenhof Pheonix, Belgium              2011-2017         

Cavaliero Finn, Dulwich         

The Garden Gallery, Hampshire     every year from 2005         

Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincoln     2012 &2017         

Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey                                 every year from 1990         

Lemon Street Gallery, Truro      2014 & 2016 2015        

London Irish Art, Westminster         

Flux, Royal College of Art         

William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard     2012, 2013 & 2015        

2014        Affordable Art Fair Brussels,

Hampstead & Battersea(Sheridan Russell Gallery) Regular exhibitor    2013        

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’    Special Exhibition         

Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth           

Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames     Regular exhibitor           

Ceramic Art London       2013 & 2011                    

Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air         2013, 2011 & 2009          

Sculpt Gallery, Essex         2008-2012        

Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist)

Shirley Crowther Fine Art                           

RWA Open                 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007         

View Art Gallery, Bristol      2009 

Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise    2008 & 2006         

The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire         

Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire         

One Two Five Gallery, Bath           

18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
 Art in the Garden 08, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire            

The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff     

2007            ING Discerning Eye (Specially Selected Artist)

CPA at 50, Worcester         

Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London           

The Scottish Gallery  

Wolseley Fine Art, London         

Broadway Modern, Broadway          

Fine Art/The Gallery, Cork Street/ Glyn Vivian Art Centre,          

Hampton Court (Evening Standard)  

ING "Discerning Eye" Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London - Regional Winner - 2007Shortlsted for the 'Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency'  by the Royal British Society of Sculptors 

Lord Carrington,  Sir John Mortimer,  Damon de Laszlo,  Simon Relph CBE,  Lady Osborne,   Priory Hotel, Bath,                      British Consul, Ivory Coast,  Anthony Horowitz,  Robert Race,  Mary Portas,  Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Work published in:
Art Maze Mag (feature article – issue 1)
Ceramic Review (feature article - issue 282)The New Age of Ceramics by Hannah Stouffer (Gingko Press Inc.)Contemporary Ceramics International Perspective by Emmanuel Cooper (Thames & Hudson) Ceramics for Garden and Landscapes ed. Karin Hessenberg (A&C Black, London, 2000).Creative Ideas for Small Gardens by Anthony Paul (HarperCollins); 
Classic Garden Features by David Stuart (Conran Octopus); The Garden Sanctuary by Keith Mitchell (Hamlyn); The Sculptor's Bible by John Plowman (KP Books);The Sculpting Techniques Bible ed. Claire Waite Brown (Chartswell Books Inc).Ceramic Design Course by Anthony Quinn (Barron's)

The Water Deities   (1997)         ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire (garden designer: Cleve West) Audience and Muse(1998)         Brewhouse Art Centre, Taunton Work selected as Southern Arts Prize by Beckett biographer James Knowlson (winner of Southern Arts Literary Award 1999,

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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