PATTI SHANKS

2018 FEBRUARY EXHIBIT

Born in Houston, Patti Shanks was raised and educated in Texas and Oklahoma before pursuing an MFA at the University of Missouri - Columbia with emphases in paper and textiles. Her innovative technique employs extensive knowledge of papermaking, allowing wet pulps to “self-determine,” in a process that both deeply understands and relinquishes control to the properties of the fiber.  2-dimensional and 3-dimensional compositions in this series convey a Modernist restraint, enriched by Shanks’s love of texture and chance.