Patricia Nix

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Title: Painter, Sculptor

Location: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Patricia Nix, Painter and Sculptor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in fine arts.

Described by Boca Raton Magazine as “the right kind of crazy” and by Miami Papers as dancing “at the intersection of surrealism and madness,” Ms. Nix’s sculpture and paintings have been celebrated by private collectors and public collections ever since her first New York exhibition in 1977 on Madison Avenue. Much of her work is represented through Pandora Shaw Fine Arts, and she is well known for her influences drawn from her childhood as a native Texan. Her art is “a careful balance between accident and discipline – a continuous dialogue between my conscious mind and the unconscious.” This year, Ms. Nix has a major gallery showing at the Boca Raton Museum through October 2017 called “American Baroque.”

Ms. Nix was born in Big Spring, Texas, and grew up with the deep religious faith, southwestern churches, Native American crafts, and Mexican icons of El Paso, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos. She began painting at the age of three, studied with the American abstract painter Vaclav Vytlacil at the Art Students League, and attended the first classes at the New School of Social research with noted educator and painter Anthony Toney. Ms. Nix moved into a studio on Gramercy Park in 1981 and had her first major museum acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art. Later, she graduated from New York University, and was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1992.

Ms. Nix moved to Chateau Gontier in France to continue producing art, and was presented with the 1994 Gold Medal from the Fédération Internationale Culturelle Féminine in Paris. After France, Ms. Nix produced art from her New York and French studios until 2012, when she relocated from the New York location to Palm Beach. Her noted works include “Altars and Icons,” “Double Jeopardy,” “Procession of the Magi,” and several large paintings on the symbolism of Tarot. She has been consistently exhibited since her debut, and her pieces reside in the collections of the Credit Suisse, Nippon Express, and the Smithsonian. Ms. Nix is also the proud mother of Pandora Nix Shaw, William Riley Jr., and John Houston.

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