Carrie Patterson was born in Tokyo, Japan. She earned a B.F.A in studio art from James Madison University and an M.F.A in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. In addition she was a student resident at The New York Studio School where she worked with second generation abstract expressionists: Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matters, and Rosemarie Beck. Her work has been exhibited across the country in venues such as The Painting Center in New York City, First Street Gallery in New York City, Bowery Gallery in New York City, Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art in Philadelphia, Washington Art Association in Washington Depot Connecticut, Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich Connecticut, The Museum of Fine Art in Tallahassee Florida, The Museum of Art in Asheville North Carolina, and The Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg Virginia. Internationally she has exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota Colombia in a show titled: Nine New York Painters. Ms. Patterson has received a Seedling Painting Award for her work from The Leeway Foundation for the Arts and a Virginia Governor’s Fellowship to The Virginia Center for Creative Arts in 2003. Over the past ten years her work has been selected for exhibition by prominent painters such as Sean Scully, Bill Jensen, John Walker, Graham Nickson, and Barbara Grossman. Her paintings consider how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She is an Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she teaches drawing and painting. In 2010, her paintings were included in Color Autonomy at the Federal Courthouse in Greenbelt, MD by curator: Robert Donovan, New Walls/Fresh Paint at The Painting Center in NYC, and Objects and Fields at AXD gallery in Philadelphia PA. Current gallery representation includes Kathryn Markel Fine Art in New York City and Minus Space in Brooklyn NY.