Posted on September 30, 2009 by School of Art
“The rooms spoke to me about the passing of time, and that this moment is a moment frozen; I could be standing in the space where someone else stood, where someone else was once alive. I felt as if I were standing on a straight line in space with different points along it; time as a dimension, and this was one infinitesimal speck along that corridor. The frozen quality of the space was a frightening marker of passing time.” Patti Oleon is a nationally recognized artist whose success began as soon as she finished art school. Immediately after graduate school at UCLA, she received a Fulbright/DAAD Fellowship grant to study in Germany. She has also been the recipient of several other grants including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, the Ford Foundation Grant, and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant. Oleon’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues including ACME. Los Angeles, Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, Modernism, Inc. in San Francisco, Carl Berg Gallery in Los Angeles, Kidder Smith in Boston, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Oleon received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1978.