According to the Boca Raton Magazine, Patricia Nix’s art is “the right kind of crazy.” A Texas native with roots in New York City and France, Ms. Nix draws from the rich cultures and styles she has encountered to create her masterpieces. Her extraordinary collection includes paintings and sculptures full of beauty, mystery, and magic unlike anything else in the art world; it challenges viewers to respond. Ms. Nix’s first taste of the field came while growing up as an only child, and, loving it, she devoted herself to developing her skills. After completing first solo exhibition in New York in 1977, she knew she was in it for life.
Now, at 80, Ms. Nix shows no signs of slowing down. She told the Palm Beach Daily News that she thinks that the art she’s producing now may be some of her best, and that there’s nothing else she’d rather do. Most recently, in 2017, Ms. Nix enjoyed a major gallery showing at the Boca Raton Museum of Art called, “American Baroque.” She previously exhibited works at venues like the National Academy Museum, Dillon Gallery, Hudson River Museum, and the Ann Norton Museum Sculptor Garden, among others. Ms. Nix also designed sets and costumes for Petrushka, Pulcinella, and Jeu de Cartes, and participated in international shows at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Slovenia and Namibia, as well as at the Gallerie Mary Claude Goinnard in Paris, France. Notably, her pieces are included in public, corporate, university and private collections such as at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art, and have been used as cover art on books and journals like Reader’s Digest. The Miami Papers raves that she “dances at the intersection of surrealism and madness.”
Ms. Nix prepared for her career by studying with the American abstract painter Vaclav Vytlacil at the Art Students League, attending classes at the New School of Social Research with educator and painter Anthony Toney, and earning a Bachelor of Art from New York University in 1982.
As a testament to her success, Ms. Nix earned the Gold Medal from the Fédération Internationale Culturelle Féminine in Paris in 1994 and was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1992. Her achievements were highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in American Art.