Patricia Armato Sculpture

Patricia's Background

Patricia Armato was born and raised in the Chicago area, and studied at the Chicago Art Institute, the American Academy of Art, Mundelein college, and the Ogunquit School of Painting.

Thinking about what it means to me to have the opportunity to sculpt, it is so difficult to explain in words the happiness, frustration, fulfillment, passion and the challenge to my essential being.

When I work in stone, most of my pieces are mentally finished before I start carving to shape the forms. Sometimes I will work from a drawing or small maquette. I only work with a hammer and chisel, never pneumatic tools, and then finish the piece with rasps, sandpaper and marble polish.

What the Critics Say

At base, she is a chronicler of the feminine spirit, a child of sculptural tradition, an artist in lifelong conversation with stone.
     Victor M. Cassidy, Koehnline Museum of Art

Carved with mallet and chisel in alabaster and steatite--even her bronze castings derive from her stone work--these elegantly finished shapes cry out to be touched, inviting the hand as well as the eye.
     TOSCA Magazine

Ms Armato is an artist who can say a great deal through simple and elegant means. The natural quality of these sculptures is reinforced by the fact that they are composed from natural materials... Therefore, there is a direct link back from Ms. Armato's sculptures to their original source in nature.
     Art Acquisitor

Many of Armato's pieces reveal a transcendant focus where stone and inspiration meet; and one can discern a personal iconography.
     Artscope

  • Membership

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • National Association of Women Artists
  • Chicago Artists Coalition
  • International Sculpture Association
  • Chicago Society of Artists
  • Cliff Dwellers
  • Chicago Sculpture International
  • Awards

  • 2013 TOSCA Magazine - Illinois Sculptor of the Year
  • 2010 Illinois Fine Arts Show - Governor's Award
  • 2005 Naperville Art League - Best of Show
  • 1992 Barrington Art Center - Purchase Award
  • 1988 Deer Path Art League - Award of Excellence
  • 1986 Deer Path Art League - Sculpture Award
  • Selected Exhibitions

  • 2013 Chicago Sculpture International, Cliffdwellers - Chicago, IL
  • 2013 Chicago Society of Artists, Gallery 7 - Joliet, IL
  • 2013 Art @ the Airport - Moline, IL
  • 2013 ARC Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Art Chicago-Chicago Sculpture International - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Lillstreet Art Center - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 ARC Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Illinois Artisans Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Koehnline Museum of Art- Des Plaines, IL
  • 2012 Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery - New York, NY
  • 2012 Framing Mode Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Tom Robinson Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2011 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York, NY
  • 2011 Galesburg Civic Art Center - Galesburg, IL
  • 2011 Koehnline Museum of Art - Des Plaines, IL
  • 2011 Niemi Sculpture Gallery - Kenosha, WI
  • 2011 Chicago Sculpture International - Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Art Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Bloomingdale Park Museum - Bloomingdale, IL
  • 2010 Koehnline Museum of Art- Des Plaines, IL
  • 2010 Cook County Building - Chicago, IL
  • 2009 San Valentino Exhibition - Perugia, Italy
  • 2009 Quad City Airport - Moline, IL
  • 2009 Ossia Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2009 Bloomingdale Park Museum - Bloomingdale, IL
  • 2008 Elmhurst Guild Gallery - Elmhurst, IL
  • 2008 N.A.W.A Gallery - NY, NY
  • 2008 North Central College - Naperville, IL
  • 2008 Artists Den Gallery - IN
  • 2008 Traces of Memory Exhibition - Ferrara, Italy
  • 2007 Anderson Art Center - Kenosha, WI
  • 2007 Koehnline Museum of Art - Des Plaines, IL
  • 2007 Mark di Suvero Peace Tower - Chicago, IL
  • 2006 Anderson Art Center - Kenosha, WI
  • 2005 AnamArt Gallery - Naperville, IL
  • 2004 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York, N.Y.
  • 2004 State Museum of Illinois
  • 2004 Cliff Dwellers - Chicago, IL
  • 2004 Prairie Art Center Schaumburg, Il.
  • 2003 Spring Street Gallery - Galena, IL
  • 2003 Fermi Laboratory - Batavia, IL
  • 2003 Bricktown Gallery - Park Ridge, IL
  • 2002 Chicago Athenaeum - Schaumburg, IL
  • 2001 Blue Moon Gallery - Skokie, IL
  • 2001 Women Made Gallery - Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Griffin Galleries - Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Cliff Dwellers - Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Illinois Institute of Arts
  • 2000 Anderson Art Center - Racine Wisconsin
  • Gallery Representation

  • Quad City Arts Gallery - Moline, IL
  • Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York, NY
  • State of Illinois Museums
  • Trevisan International Art Gallery - Ferrara, Italy
  • Collections

  • Fermi Labs
  • Pepper Construction
  • Sears Corporate Offices
  • Stepan Chemical
  • Published

  • Sculptural Idea
  • Art Acquisitor 2004-2005
  • Sculpture Invasion
  • Best of American Sculpture 2010
  • Juror

  • Geneva Fine Arts Exhibit 2007

The Artist at Work