Artist Voice/Artist Choice is a program where Minnesota artists use ArtsConnectEd.org to connect their own work with the collections and resources at the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Jehra Patrick is an emerging visual artist who lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She received her BFA from the College of Visual Arts in Drawing and Painting in 2006 and has since gone on to hold various positions in museum arts administration, and currently works as Program Assistant to mnartists.org, a joint project between the Walker Art Center and the McKnight Foundation.
Her visual art acknowledges the time spent in both undergrad and in a museum setting, often citing pedagogy, art history and contemporary art and artists as well as referencing ‘art world’ institutions such as the museum, the award, the scene, and the art student. Her interest in success of the artist and the painting are genuine, though in practice her use of painting is self-referent, noncommittal and preliminary. Her past work parodies visual strategies she has encountered, including compositions from social-networking and browser phenomenology.
More information can be found at www.mnartists.org/jehra_patrick