7: Badriyah Patterson

I constantly push the boundaries of what is expected and challenge traditional artistic conventions. My work is deeply influenced by the vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes of the abstract expressionist movement, as well as my own unique experiences as an “other”, whether that difference is from race, gender, or being human or not.

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to create my art in a beautiful, renovated factory in Chicago, a city that is itself a source of inspiration for my work. The raw, industrial space provides the perfect backdrop for my experimental, avant-garde paintings.

In my work, I aim to create pieces that are both visually striking and concep- tually engaging. Through the use of bold color, expressive brushstrokes, and abstract forms, I seek to challenge viewers to think in new and innovative ways and to explore the world around them in a deeper, more meaningful way.