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Born and raised in sunny southern California, Patrick Santos was always interested in cameras. Growing up, the thought of capturing anything with a camera interested him greatly which led him to explore video, installation, performance and photography.

Using photography, video, performance, and and installation, Patrick uses everyday objects associated with parties--balloons, cakes, candles, and streamers--to explore the temporality of celebration. Objects that are used in celebrations are meant to be used only once like solo cups or confetti. Patrick pushes the disposability of those object into his art practice by repeatedly using them until he has exhausted the celebratory meaning and transform them into everyday objects. Patrick’s goal is to make every day a celebration!


EDUCATION

2015

San Francisco Art Institute BFA Photography Minor New Genres San Francisco, CA

2012

College of the Canyons Certificate in Fine Art: Photography Valencia, CA


EXPERIENCE

Teaching Experience

2016 Galileo Summer Quest Photography and Filmmaking Lead Instructor, San Francisco, CA

2016 Brain Bounce Art and Science Instructor San Francisco, CA

2014-2015 Galileo Summer Quest Assistant Instructor for Photography and Filmmaking, San Francisco, CA

2013 Galileo Summer Quest Summer Intern, San Francisco, CA

Professional Experience

2016-2017 Freelance Photographer San Francisco, CA

2015-2017 Galileo Learning Curriculum Production Coordinator, Oakland, CA

2016 Palace of Fine Arts Innovation Hangar Museum Museum Staff, San Francisco, CA


WORK

Solo Exhibitions

2015 "The Products of a Broken Heart" Paul Sacks Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 "New Genres Salon" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2014 "MIAM - La nourriture, matière première à l’œuvre d’art" La Manicle, La Havre, France

2014 "Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain" Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 "Freespace" Free Space, San Francisco, CA

2014 "Strung" Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Flower Power 2013" 1650 Gallery & Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2013 "Final 2013 Still Lights Show" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Library Card Response Project" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Five" Docuphoto, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Spectrum" The West Wall Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Digital Scavenger Hunt" The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA


Publications

2015 "Paradise Magazine Issue 2: State of Oasis" Los Angeles, CA http://www.themagazineofparadise.com/

2015 "Patrick Santos - San Francisco, CA" http://365artists365days.com/

2014 "ART Habens Art Review Winter 2014" http://arthabens.yolasite.com/

2014 "ISSUE #6: MOUNTAIN" (Online Magazinehttp://www.make8elieve.com/

2014 "ISSUE #5: PARTY" (Online Magazine) (Videohttp://www.make8elieve.com/


Awards

2014 "34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest" Honorable Mention

2013 "Open Art Exhibition – Photography & Digital" http://www.lightspacetime.com/

2012 "Dean's Scholarship" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Sales

2014 "SFAI Concentrate" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 "SFAI Concentrate" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Winter Art Show" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Other Notables

2014 Image from SEWN was used in San Francisco Art Institute Spring 2015 Viewbook San Francisco, CA

2014 Lead a group disscusion in Straight Talk: Honest Stories & Conversations of Current Queer Culture San Francisco, CA

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