About

The Story

Richard Thomas Patton IV is an international contemporary abstract artist. His artistic process began at an early age. As a child, he showed an interest and talent in drawing, which later grew into a career and life as an artist. Richard majored in Art in Graphic Design from Western Connecticut State University, School of Visual and Performing Arts in Danbury, CT.

“After graduation, life led me to painting. My work is spiritual to the point that the act of painting becomes like a form of prayer or meditation.”

His art work is owned by private collectors in the U.S and internationally. Also part of public collections such as Yale New Haven Health’s Park Avenue Medical Center and The Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center.

“Painting takes me back to my beginnings as a child where my mind and imagination are completely free and my creativity can run wild. It allows me to express my true emotions and feelings and give my perspective on the world and how I see it. It is a beautiful thing!”
“My ultimate aim as an artist is to inspire, empower, and heal through the power of art.”

“Ethiope”

Richard has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Connecticut to New York City, including the historical McLevy Hall where he was recently awarded a grant for his work “Ethiope” depicting “Little Liberia” and Bridgeport’s rich history. “Ethiope” is permanently installed at The Housatonic Museum of Art.

His work expresses emotions, feelings, ideas and beliefs: created through the use of vibrant colors, bold compositions, textures, and patterns.

“Ethiope”

Selected Awards

Selected Awards
2015
“The Xit Show
“Best in Show” Winner
HP-ACP Grant Recipient

“Ethiope”
Mixed media collage, 16×20 inches 2015
*installed at The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport,CT

Exhibitions

Upcoming Show – December 7, 2023
“Meet & Greet” Exhibition Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
The Mezzanine Gallery, The Klein, Bridgeport, CT

“Fall Crafts & Vendor Affair”
Pop-Up Shop – Norwalk Inn
Norwalk, CT

“Super Backpack Giveaway Event”
Booth Display – Keller Williams Realty
Trumbull, CT

“Jazzy January”
Group show – Tribus Brewery
Milford, CT

“Holiday Village” Pop-Up Exhibit/Fashion Show
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
Norwalk, CT

“Encore” The Art of Rich Patton IV
Solo Exhibition – The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center
for History and Community
Bridgeport, CT

“Pop-Up Exhibit”
Keller Williams Realty
Trumbull, CT

“Steel Pointe Yacht & Charter Show”
Booth Display – Steel Point
Bridgeport, CT

“Candlewood Pop-Up”
Solo Exhibition – Candlewood Coffee Shop
Fairfield, CT

“Sono Art Show”
Solo Exhibition – The Magnificent Room
Sono Collection Mall, Norwalk, CT

“City of Hope”
Pop-Up Museum Exhibit – The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center
For History and Community
Bridgeport, CT

“Harborview”
Solo Exhibition – Harborview Market
Bridgeport, CT

“The Art of Richard Patton IV”
Solo Exhibition – The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center
For History and Community
Bridgeport, CT

“Open Studios”
The Knowlton
Bridgeport, CT

“305 Selected & Collected”
Group Show – The Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

“Heritage Art Show”
Group Show – The Mezzanine Gallery
The Klein
Bridgeport, CT

“Love of Art” Auction
Stepping Stones Museum
Norwalk, CT

“A Night at the Gallery:
Black History Month Art Exhibit’
Group Show/Panelist – Proskauer Law Firm
Eleven Times Square, New York, NY

“Open Studios”
305 Knowlton, Bridgeport, CT

“The 3rd Annual Nice Festival”
Booth Display – Oyster Shell Park
Norwalk, CT

“Featured Artist”
Solo Exhibition – Rene Soto Gallery
Norwalk, CT

“Reimagining Little Liberia: Restoration and Reunion”
The Housatonic Museum of Art
Bridgeport, CT

“305 Presents: No Vacancy An Artist Collective”
Group Show – The Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

“Flower Power Art Show”
Group Show – Reed’s Gallery
Reed’s Artspace
Bridgeport, CT

“Open Studios”
305 Knowlton
Bridgeport, CT

“305: Revitalized”
Group Show – The Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Bridgeport, CT

“Black History Month Art Show”
Group Show – The Mezzanine Gallery
The Klein
Bridgeport, CT

“Love Shouldn’t Hurt”
New Horizons Art Auction – MAC 650 Gallery
Middletown, CT

“Visions”
Group Show – The Mezzanine Gallery
The Klein
Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport Art Trail: “Small Works Show”
Group Show – Reed’s Gallery
Reed’s Artspace
Bridgeport, CT

“Stamford Business Expo”
Booth Display – The Palace Theater
Stamford CT

“City Lights”
Group Show – City Lights Gallery
Bridgeport, CT

“Stream of Consciousness”
Solo Exhibition – Durango Insurance
Bridgeport, CT

“The Xit Show”
Group Show – McLevy Hall
Bridgeport, CT

“Expressions from the Soul”
Solo Exhibition – McLevy Hall
Bridgeport, CT

“Black History Month Exhibit”
Group Show – Margaret E. Morton Government Center
Bridgeport, CT

“Abstract State of Mind”
Solo Exhibition – Durango Insurance
Norwalk, CT

“Spring Colors” Liber – Art
Group Show – Durango Insurance
Stamford, CT

“Black History Month Exhibit”
Group Show – Margaret E. Morton Government Center
Bridgeport, CT

“Saenz/Patton Liber – Art
Group Show – Durango Insurance
Stamford, CT

“Paisaje Urbano” Liber – Art
Group Show – Durango Insurance
Stamford, CT

“Roots” Liber – Art
Group Show – Sackler Art Gallery, The Palace Theater
Stamford, CT

“Taste of Africa”
Solo Exhibition – Walters Ame Zion Church
Bridgeport, CT

“Make Art not War”
Group Show – City Light’s Gallery
Bridgeport, CT

“Twenty Ten”
Graphic Design Senior Thesis Exhibition
W.C.S.U Gallery
Danbury, CT

Public Works & Installations

Installation:
Hartford Healthcare Outpatient Facility, Chesire, CT

“Peaceful Streams”
Nature photograph, Seymour, CT, 2023
Shot details: 30mm, 1/6th at f/25, ISO 100

Publications:

PT Foundation Diversity in Patent Law Art Catalog

“King”
Mixed media collage on canvas, 18×24 inches, 2012

“Dream King”
Mixed media collage on canvas, 18×24 inches, 2019

“No Justice, No Peace”
Mixed media collage on canvas, 18×24 inches, 2020

Installation:
Broad & Bedford Street, Stamford, CT
(in front of Ferguson Library)

“Letter R”
Street Mural

Installation:
The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

“Ethiope”
Mixed media collage, 16×20 inches, 2015

“Luminous Seas”
Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas, 48×60 inches, 2016

Yale New Haven Health
Park Avenue Medical Center
Trumbull, CT

“Blue Ice”
Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas, 30×40 inches, 2016

“Serenity”
Acrylic on canvas, 30×40 inches, 2016

“Golden dream”
Acrylic on canvas, 36×48 inches

The Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center
Fairfield, CT

“Oasis”
Acrylic on canvas, 30×40 inches, 2016

“Majestic Glory”
Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas, 30×40 inches, 2016

“Autumn Breeze”
Acrylic on canvas, 30×40 inches, 2016