Born 1977, Sydney. Lives and works Sydney.
Patrick Hartigan creates subtle, evocative and acutely observed works utilising a range of media including collage, watercolour, film, sound, short stories and installation. Oil painting has since become his primary focus. Much of his work is made in response to other artists, artworks and museum environments.
Hartigan has been exhibiting since 2002 and has been selected for a number of group exhibitions, including Solitaire, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2014); Octopus 13, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2013); All you need is love, Melbourne Art Foundation/Domain Chandon, Coldstream, Victoria (2012); MCA: New Acquisitions in Context, MCA, Sydney (2011); Constellations: A Large Number of Small Drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2010); I Walk the Line: New Australian Drawing, MCA, Sydney (2009); Wanderlust, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2008); Life is Sweet: Contemporary Australian Watercolours, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale (2007); and Tomorrow, another day, Artspace, Sydney (2006).
Hartigan’s work is held in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand; University of Wollongong; and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.