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Patricia Schappler
Bedford, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Institute of Art, BFA Painting Faculty

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My four children are frequently the subject matter of my drawings as I search for meaningful ways of expressing oppositional but essential and loss, fragility and strength, present and past.  My daughter Elan sat for me.  Against the sparse white of my paper, I could feel her gesture and dress creating a garden of possibilities, a nod to the biblical 'Mary' that became the title of this piece. She is half child, half woman, changing. Whether sourced from biblical, familial, or fairytale, the narrative remains the same; connected histories in an ongoing love story.


born: 1961, Nashua, New Hampshire


Brooklyn College, MFA, 1986
University of New Hampshire, BFA, 1984

selected awards/honors

Third Place, Portrait Society of America Members Competition, 2014
First Place, Cambridge 12th National Prize Show, 2013
First Place,Thorne Sagendorph Biennial, 2013
Matter Communications Inc. Award for Work in Drawing, 2013

selected publications

Stories We Tell, National Juried Exhibition, WCA, ISBN: 978-1-939637-01-7, 2013
Poets and Artists, Didi Menendez, online:, 2013
Aryis, Art and Literary Magazine, 2012
Manifest, International Drawing Annual 6 , ISBN 978-0-9837302-2-4, 2012

selected solo or two-person exhibits

(Upcoming) Solo, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2015
(Upcoming) 2 Person Invitational: New England BioLabs, Inc. Ipswhich, Massachusetts, 2014
Solo, Finding Home,  Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2012
Figure the Surface (4 Person), Amherst Gallery, NHIA, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2011

selected group shows

Plymouth State University Silver Center for the Arts, Invitiational, 'Mama', New Hampshire, , 2014
University Place Gallery, A Closer Look: Five Visions, Cambridge, Massachusetts
BWAC Wide Open 4, Brooklyn, New York, 2013
The Northwest Art Center's Americas Paperworks Exhibition, Minot, North Dakota, 2012

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