Patricia Ayres (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in New York. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2018, BFA from Brooklyn College in 2008, and an A.A.S degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1995. In 2019, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Recent solo and two person exhibitions include Bound Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2021) and Safe Word, Fragment Gallery, Moscow (2021). Select group exhibitions include ‘Affinità Elettive, curated by Samuele Visentin, LoSpazio, Turin, Italy (2020); It Seems So Long Ago, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020); Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin (2020); and Entering A Song, Koenig and Clinton Gallery, New York (2019).
The artist’s first institutional exhibition, This Basic Asymmetry, opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara in spring 2022.
Ayres is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Monira Foundation (2021–2022) and Mana contemporary (2022). Past residencies include Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2019–2021), Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (2020), The Studios at MASS MoCA (2019). In 2020, she was a recipient of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Craft. Forthcoming residencies include those at Fountainhead, Miami (2022); Dieu Donné Workspace Program, New York (2022); and Sculpture Space, New York (2023).