Current Exhibition: 

Julie Kanapaux - Recent Work 

February 20 - May, 2015. Reception on March 27, 2015, 4:30-7pm. Gallery Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.  CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.

In the news:  Julie Kanapaux featured on local ABC 7. View by clicking HERE

Consequence, 1998. Ink on rag paper. 30"x22".

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is pleased to be hosting this exhibition of thirteen works by Julie Miller Kanapaux who graduated from Ringling College in 2000 as an Honors graduate earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Painting with a Minor in Photography. Kanapaux was also a Trustee Scholar and recipient of the college's Presidential Sculpture Award. Her site-specific sculpture, For the Humans, is located in the median on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. east of Old Bradenton Rd.

This selection of work in different media from 1997-2014 demonstrates the range of Kanapaux's experimentation and development as an artist. Her work is about space and perception. It is about our world and the great variety of stimuli we receive at every moment that influences how we ground ourselves in the everyday. Kanapaux's work helps us think about possibilities as well as our limitations. The limitations are related to physical space as well as intellectual capacity and our imagination. Each of Kanapaux's works launches us on our own journey in our mind where the only limitations are those we establish for ourselves.

In her Artist Statement, Kanapaux says her artwork "expresses the connecting thread, space, which separates and unifies. Through intuitive and organic forms, this body of work conveys a universal message that creates balance and order from macrocosmic chaos."

Kanapaux has worked as an Art Consultant for galleries in Hawaii, and photographed rare coins and artifacts as Digital Imaging Director for a Florida-based collectibles company. She has also created cutting edge branding and marketing campaigns as a Graphic Designer and Art Director at several advertising and publishing companies. In addition to her painting career, Julie works as a freelance designer and illustrator. She is a faculty member at Longboat Key Center for the Arts where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Sarasota, with her husband and son.

-Mark Ormond, Curator of Exhibitions

The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located in the Keating Center and features the work of Ringling College of Art + Design alumni.   

Gallery Hours: 8:30am - 4pm, Monday through Friday.  CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.


Past Exhibitions:

Archives, August 2013 thru May 2014 Gallery Schedule

Dustin Juengel, Class of 2005, Painting on View Beginning March 30, 2012.

David Budd Paintings 1975 to 1981. Opened February 11, 2012.

Steven Strenk Three Series of Drawings October 11, 2011 - February 11, 2012.

Norine Zapata, Class of 1974, Recent paintings August 9 through September 29, 2009

Craig Rubadoux, Class of 1959, - Paintings May 28 through August 8, 2009

Cindy Mason, Class of 2003, - recent paintings April 10 through May 27, 2009

William Hartman, Class of 1949, - paintings April 2008 through April 8, 2009

John Hardy - Paintings