Approved: 14.10.2008

Patricia Chu


Approved: 14.10.2008

Artist Statement

I am always interested in understanding the relationship I have with the world I live in, in what is the purpose of being here and having a consciousness.  What intrigue me are the obscured, the unsaid, and the unknown. Quite often I use them as the theme for my work, but without expecting it to resolve or to find anything that is worth mentioning.


I think making work is like taking a journey, a journey of no destination.  The aim is not about the arrival, rather, it is about the encounters, the discoveries and most of all, the experiences gathered on the way.


I suppose perspective of life changes with age.  Mine is a bit more reflective now:  to navigate, negotiate and to explore the space between the lightness of being a human and the weight of a consciousness which bears witness to my being here. 

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2008 - MA Fine Art, University of Plymouth

2005 - BA Fine Art (Hons), University of Plymouth


List of Exhibitions:

  2005 Mar    Tea (video 1.5 min), START Moving Images Festival

  2006 Nov    Exeter Open Studios, Clifford Fishwick Gallery, U of Plymouth

  2007 July    Corner of Moments (photographs), U of Plymouth

  2009 Mar    Trading Places (group show), Exeter Natural Health Centre

  2009 Dec    Birdwood Moving Image (videos), Birdwood House, Totnes

  2011 May    East Devon Arts Festival (drawings, paintings)

  2011 Sept    A Last Supper (group performance) Birdwood House, Totnes

  2011 Dec     Honeycomb Studios Group Exhibition

  2012 Dec     Honeycomb Studios Group Exhibition

  2013 May     East Devon Arts Festival

  2015 May     East Devon Arts Festival

  2016 Oct      Joint 3rd Prize, The Plough Open Drawing Competition

  2018 Jun       Deddington Art Festival

  2019 May      Hestletine Gallery, Selected Open Exhibition