The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez (including painting, drawing, sculptural objects, film, performance, and installation) draws its inspiration from a self-referential account of personal memories, situations, and emotions. Using distinct choices of mediums, household objects and materials, she creates an autobiographical account of the every day, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality. Through her personal stories, she shares a unique perspective on controversial issues facing contemporary women and society.
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez was born in Buffalo, New York and received a BFA (cum laude) from SUNY Buffalo in1978. After a move to New York City in1980, she continued her education at the New York Studio School.
In 2007, Schnall Gutierrez relocated to south Florida where she currently lives and works. She has exhibited in numerous art institutions including the Naples Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Museum of Florida Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Art Museum, YAA Museum, Patterson Museum, MADA New Media, as well as in University Exhibitions, Art Fairs, and Galleries in and outside the United States. Her work was selected and showcased in the private Sotheby's auction at the Margulies Collection, she has received the Award of Excellence from the Biennial Six Exhibition at the Florida Museum of Art and was also a recipient of the Florida Department of State/Division of Cultural Affairs Visual Arts Fellowship.