Patricia Brintle (Haitian)
Self-taught artist Patricia Brintle was born and raised in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1964. Although she has made the US her residence, her colorful style reflects her native land. Her approach to painting is varied and reflects her feelings at the moment. Brintle’s work is influenced both by personal and social experiences. Most of her portraits focus on the expression of the eyes and tell in one look the story of the person on the canvas. She favors bright, vivid and vibrant colors and uses much symbolism in her work. Her medium is as varied as her subjects but she prefers acrylics because of its diversity. Her works on the Holocaust are on permanent display at the Holocaust Center of Temple Judea in New York and are used as a teaching tool for visitors. Her religious work, The First Mother, travelled with the Black Madonna Exhibit which made its debut at the famed National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York and toured museums throughout the United States. Brintle’s work on nuclear disarmament, A Delicate Balance, won the “Images of Peace” national competition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Albert Schweitzer’s call for nuclear disarmament and hangs in permanence at the Albert Schweitzer Institute in Hamden, Connecticut. Her seascape Voiliers au Port a Bainet graced the cover of Sea History Magazine and her religious artwork Last Breath is on the cover of “Christianity and Human rights” by Cambridge Press and Mary’s Assumption illustrates “Give us This Day” by Liturgical Press.Brintle is a member of the United Haitian Artists and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. She exhibits in New York, Florida, Connecticut, Chicago and California. She is represented by Agora Gallery in Chelsea NY, Medalia Gallery in NY, Artists Haven Gallery in FL, Gallore Gallery in CT, Nicole Gallery in Chicago and the Bridgeman Art Library in London, UK. SELECTED ART EXHIBITS 1974 to 2012: Art in my life, NY Haitian Artists Amateur Exhibit, NY Abott Tract Gallery, FLA Queens Public Television, NY Sebastian Winery, FLA Rambrich Art Gallery NY National Museum of Catholic Art & History, NY Flavors of Haiti Gallery DUMBO, NY United Nations, NY Great Neck Art, NY Queens Public Library, NY Union Theological Seminary, NY Latin American Art Exhibit, FLA International Caribbean Art Fair, SOHO, NY “Images of Peace” Albert Schweitzer Institute, Hamden CT Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, AL Haiti Freedom and Liberty, Queens Museum of Art, NY A Haitian-American Journey in Art, NY National Black Fine Art Show, Puck Bldg, SOHO, NY Stamford Centerr for the Art “Nutmeg Spice” CT Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery AL 130KingStreet Gallery, St. Augustine, FLA Holocaust Center Manhasset, NY Orange Park, St. Augustine, FLA BWAC – Brooklyn, NY The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, NY SMOFA, Fort Lauderdale, FLA General Consulate of Haiti, NY Art Off The Main, Chelsea, NY International Caribbean Art Fair, Chelsea, NY National Black Fine Art Show, NY International Art Expo at Jacob Javits Conference Center, NY InterArt Exhibit, United Nations, NY “Represent Brooklyn” TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY InFusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Caribbean Heritage, Brooklyn Borough Hall AFUWI, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, Bklyn, NY Art du Monde, United Nations, NY Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale, NY African American Museum of Nassau Cty, NY Tsetse Gallery, New London CT and Providence RI Bayside Historical Society, Bayside, NY Long Island Art League, Dix Hills NY International Women’s Day, United Nations, NY National Association of Women Artists, NYArt for change, El Barrio, NY Transatlantic Slave Trade Exhibit, UN Visitor’s Lobby, NY Langston Hughes cultural Center, Corona NY Red Dot Fair, NYC NY Art Expo, NYC French Embassy, NYC Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Queens Museum of Art, NYC Contemporary art fair, Jacob Javits Center, NYC Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn College, NY
Commissions 2007 to 2012: Diocese of Brooklyn: “Living the Vision” -- Stages on the Sound “Good King Wenceslas” -- Stages on the Sound “Us and Them” “The Three Wise People” “The Tempest” “Crossings” “Shakespeare” --Sara Thomsen and the Peace Choir of Duluth, MN -- La Dolce Via Gelateria Whitestone NY – Fairmount Eats, NJ -- Stages on the Sound “A Boxcar Christmas” -- Salerno bakery Whitestone, NY
Contributions to Fund Raisers 2005-2012: Breast Cancer -- RPOA -- Forgotten Children of Haiti -- St. Luke RC Church -- Grace Episcopal Church -- Fondation Memoire -- EMG Health – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami -- Friends of Paradis des Indiens -- Water Project in Juampas, Haiti -- Culture of Compassion in Basilitica, Italy -- Vassar College Haiti Project -- Friends of Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica, NY – AFUWI -- FOKAL -- No Time for Poverty in St. Paul, MN -- Pan American Development Foundation -- Friends of Jamaica -- LearningSpring School -- Unifem -- JWThompson Global Agency -- Ground work for Haiti in Philadelphia, PA -- Le Centre D’Art -- From Here To Haiti, Ltd. -- St. Mel Church -- Haitian Apostolate, Bklyn, NY -- Knights of Columbus -- Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Publications 1079 to 2012: Illustration- Les Exploits du Colonel Pipe Presses Libres, Canada, Europe & US -- Queens Public Television Magazine -- Caribbean Magazine – ArtisSpectrum -- Gothamist LLC Forums -- Illustration Mundo -- Production HUB -- Brooklyn Eagle – ARTnews -- Le Nouveliste -- OptimumRadio – Contemporary International Artists -- Caribbean Life – Haitian Times – The Tablet of the Diocese of Brooklyn -- Brazil news –The Ledger – Art Business News – Queensborough Communique – Queens Courier – Caribbean Network -- Whitestone and Laurelton Times -- Sea History Magazine – Christianity and Human rights , Cambridge Press –Liturgical Press
Upcoming Events: February – Artists Haven Gallery – Fort Lauderdale, FLA March – Caribbean Fine Art Fair (CaFA) – Barbados, Lesser Antilles March 2012 – NYArtExpo – Pier 94 May 2012 – Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NYC June 2012 – Gallore Gallery, Middleton CT October 2012.