New Work / Current Exhibitions

Select Works / Patter Hellstrom, Arc Fine Arts curatorial project / Vedder Price

San Francisco headquarters - California /  June - September 2014

Installation photos by Mido Lee

Hellstrom's work at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco's tech corridor

“Isolated brush movements executed with mudra-like precision give physical expression to an inner state of being, offering a platform to investigate the dichotomy between thought and emotion. That curious space is ripe with a complexity. The alchemy of how experience is lived out dwells in the constancy of change despite our desire for permanence. Composed of energy emotions flow like water, mixing with our consciousness likened to pigment. Together they create a vivid flow of energy, both deeply felt and ever changing. Balance is reached in my work as structural lines are held despite insistent disruptions, speaking to stability within chaos. A seamless method of applying ink with unlikely brushes to a slick surface records the ephemeral moment or spark of experience. Focus turns to the shaped pieces which encapsulate the flow of emotion, releasing the gesture from its' format." PH



"Some top notch art is coming in and we are seeking more of the same caliber. Jury session #1 reviewed pieces from 40 artists, including: Hung Liu, Jock Sturges, Jylian Gustlin, Ken Probst, Beka Brayer, Fernando Reyes, and Patter Hellstrom.

See Hellstrom's work in the LIVE Auction September 19th 


ArtMRKT advertising / see Hellstrom's BOOM used as primary image


Unique Multiples

Unique Multiples are one time prints of Hellstrom's work on a metal, face mounted plexi and a metal-like film. All methods allow the piece to change with lighting conditions. CLASH (right) is seen in the 16" x 20" size printed on metal with a one inch back frame floating the image off the wall. This new format can be printed up to 58" x 58". Below Hecate's Broom was created for Nuance in a mural-sized diptych to grace their conference room.


Hellstrom + Design

Poliform exhibited Hellstrom's Twin Impulses 48" x 72" in the opening of their Applegate Tran showroom at the SF Design Center.

Twin Impulses was also featured in the HGTV article in Front Door with collaborating partners CLIMB and ArtHaus.

Hellstrom's diptych Twin Impluses used in innovative CLIMB + ArtHaus collaboration depicted in HGTV's magazine Front Door


GRIEF PATH: an installation at CIIS - FILM OF PROJECT 

In Grief Path, Bay Area-based artist Patter Hellstrom traced the last four years of her life, marked by significant personal losses of some of those closest to her. Informed by her own Judeo-Christian upbringing balanced against a deep interest in Buddhist principles, the artist maps the psychological, cognitive, and emotional dimensions of grief through time. What are the navigational tools on a grief path? The gestural paint applied over the rationalized pencil grid reflects the emotional immediacy of each moment, and letting go of cultural expectations around each loss resulted in moments of grace and acceptance.




MITHILA PAINTING: The Evolution of an Art Form

Co-curated and managed by Patter Hellstrom Visual Art the show is filled with fantastic connections between traditional and contemporary subject matter and styles. The Ethnic Art Foundation shares the amazing work throughout the United States. California State University / Fresno opened the tour in the Fall of 2012. New Delhi India hosted in the winter, then the exhibition opened Fall 2013 at the Chazen Museum in Madison Wisconsin. Listen to a WI Public Radio interview with the museum director on the show. January - March 2014 takes the tour to Syracuse University in New York.  

2014 exhibition at University of Syracuse NY

 “Over the past several decades, the artists of the Mithila communities have produced an astonishingly brilliant body of works on paper, drawing on their centuries old iconographic traditions and techniques as well as evolving new imagery and approaches that reflect global transformations. I have rarely encountered such a highly concentrated number of exceptionally gifted artists. They are a treasure!”

Lawrence Rinder, Director Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive.