Monoprint – ink, acrylic, rubbings
25" x 25" x 2"
Donated by the artist
Patricia Zalisko was born in New York City to two native New Yorkers of Ukrainian descent. Three grandparents were from the Lviv region (Peremyshliany and Sokal) and arrived in the U.S. before 1904. Thomas Parchin, her maternal grandfather, was from Ternopil, and arrived in the U.S. around 1903. A third-generation Ukrainian-American, she fondly recalls painting pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) as a child, crediting the coloration of her abstract paintings to this early experience. After practicing law and studying art in New York, she moved to Florida in 2004 and shifted her focus to expanding her art career. Her most recent work has been shown in the annual National Association of Women Artists exhibition in New York’s Wald and Kim Gallery (2014, 2015), where she received the top award for acrylic painting. Her work has also been included in small group exhibitions at the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Florida, the Eissey Gallery at the Palm Beach College University Museum, and the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples. In 2013, her work was included in the juried Artists Respond to Genocide exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago. Her work was part of a group exhibition at The Ukrainian Museum in New York City in 2015. In 2016, she was a featured artist at the Ormond Memorial Museum, in Outside the Lines. Her work is found in private and public collections in the United States and abroad, including New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical College, the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, and the Orange County Administration Building in Orlando and Lee County, Florida.