BEVERLY PATTERSON is a San Francisco based artist and graphic designer. Informed by her architecture-focused education and experience, her work reflects her fascination with perception, patterns, geometry, history and culture. Passionate in her painting, printmaking, photography, and ceramics, her favored creative zone is exploring where structure and the unanticipated converge and finding delight in the moments when their interaction strengthens the awareness and perception of one another.

Beverly finds inspiration in patterns found in nature and in cultural expressions such as mosaics, Navajo blankets, Peruvian weaving, Kilim rugs, Sashiko and Gee’s Bend quilting and in the work of San Francisco Bay Area such as artists Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Hung Liu, Ruth Asawa, and Barry McGee. When not creating something, you are likely to find her dancing with friends, making pies, visiting a museum, or attending a cultural event.


Graphic Design Experience

Since opening in 2000, Beverly’s design studio has been known for its thoughtfulness, thoroughness and originality. By design, her clients are predominantly nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.



• Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 

   University of California Berkeley 

   College of Environmental Design

• Master in Architecture,

   Columbia University

• Studio Arts Student

   City College of San Francisco

   (coursework includes drawing, 

   design, painting, printmaking,

   ceramics and art history) 


Guild member, Artist Guild of Pacifica



  • Craft as a Tool for Activism, Museum of Craft and Design, juried by Glenn Adamson, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, and Nate Watson, 2021

  • A Study in Contrast, South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission, 2021

  • Unstructured, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2021

  • The Second Half, Las Laguna Art Gallery, 2021

  • About Face, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2021

  • Collage & Mixed Media, San Francisco Women’s Artists Gallery, juried by Lorna Stevens, 2021

  • YAX (415) Public Gallery, 2021

  • 2021 Left Coast Annual Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, juried by Christine Koppes, Curator and Director of Public Programs at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 2021

  • Perspective, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2021

  • Mission Kiss, September 2020

  • Art Action, Protest art exhibition, Fort Mason, December 2019

  • 2D Art Exhibition: Survey 2019, City College Art Gallery, juried by Lorna Stevens, 2019

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