Patrick Willett is a contemporary American visual artist best known for his highly detailed work in watercolor and ink. Willett’s work explores our sense of place and direction often focusing on the details of places and objects burned into our memory. His work frequently evokes ancient archeological patterns juxtaposed into our contemporary world.

Born: 1956, Buffalo, New York
Currently living and working in Buffalo, NY

Group Exhibitions
2018
Ten Years In - Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2017
Amid / In WNY Epilogue - Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Here! - Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2016
A Mid Winter’s Draw – Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2015
Reverberation - Hi Temp Fab Building, Buffalo, NY
A Mid Winter’s Draw – Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2014
Echo Art Fair - Main Library, Buffalo, NY
Members Exhibition - Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY
WNY Survey – Benjaman’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2013
Allentown Art Exhibition - Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, NY
Emerging / Converging Art Exhibition - Juried by Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2012
The Artists Among Us II - Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2011
Art for Preservation - Statler Towers, Buffalo, NY
2009
Collectors Gallery - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2008
Watercolors of the Finger Lakes - Phelps Art Center, Phelps, NY
Juried Area Artists Show – Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
NYFA SOS Western New York Winners Exhibition – Buffalo, NY
Wood and Stone - Precious Eclectic Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007
Juried Area Artists Show - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Facets w/ Catherine Willett – Studio Hart, Buffalo NY
Currents, Niagara River Views – Daemen College, Amherst NY
2015
Patrick Willett: Inked - Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
2014
Passageways  - Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, NY, curated by Gerald Mead
Currents - Studio Hart, Buffalo, NY, curated by Gerald Mead
2013
Transience - Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, NY
2012
Recent Work - Queen City Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010
Patrick Willett Paintings - Buffalo Big Print Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Awards
Recipient of fellowship grant, NY Foundation for the Arts
Recipient of the Virginia Weiss Scholarship, Empire State College
Exceptional Service Award, Mental Health Association, artistic services
Professional Communicators of W.N.Y. - Gold, Silver and Bronze Addy Awards

 

Collections
Burchfield Penney Art Center Permanent Collection
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporate Collection
MOOG Corporate Collection - East Aurora, NY
The Gerald Mead Collection
The Annette Cravens Collection
Private Collections Worldwide

 

Commissions
Patrick Willett’s pen and ink drawings are featured in an award winning Documentary Film by Academy Award nominated Luna Productions. 
The Heiress and Her Chateau had it’s world premier at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and won best documentary jury prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Willett’s commissioned work is included in many publications and private collections.