Beverly Patterson is a San Francisco based full-time artist and graphic designer. Informed by her architecture-focused education and experience, her work reflects her fascination with perception, patterns, geometry, history and culture. High on ideaphoria, she is 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 is the co-founder of Look What I Did, a free resource for children and educators that encourages exploration and creativity with engaging DIY activities: make things, play games, solve puzzles, move and more.

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, attending a cultural event, unwinding on a potter's wheel, or intensely focused on exploring her latest creative concept.

Education

  • Master in Architecture, Columbia University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design

  • Studio Arts at City College of San Francisco. Coursework includes drawing, design, painting, printmaking, ceramics and art history. Ceramics studio tech with experience making clay, mixing glazes, loading kilns and helping around the studio.

Memberships

  • Artist Guild of Pacifica

  • ArtSpan

  • Berkeley Art Center

  • Northern California Women's Caucus for Art

Exhibitions

  • Face to Face, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, 2022, juried by TaVee Lee, Transmission Gallery, Oakland

  • Watery Wonders, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, 2022, juried by Michele McCormick

  • Little Things, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2022

  • Heart of the Matter, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2022

  • 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

  • 62nd Annual Members Exhibition, Art Guild of Pacifica, Sanchez Art Center, 2020

  • 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