Artist's Statement


I am interested in the narrative and psychological nature of portraiture. Contemporary paintings of specific people simultaneously raise questions and offer clues about individual identity and the larger cultural context in which the subjects exist. My goal is not simply to show what a person looks like, but to examine, through subjective interpretation, who that person is, wants to be, has been. Often the subjects' material surroundings also reflect some aspect of personal desire or identity that is linked to the psychological underpinning of the portrait.


By conveying a feeling for both the inner and outer lives of individuals through expressionistic portraiture, I hope to access a deeper underlying current of relatable human experience.



New York Academy of Art

MFA, 2015


New York University

MA, English Literature, 1994


Brown University

BA, 1986

Solo, Two- and Three-Person Shows


Patty Horing: Underdressed

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

January 19 - February 23, 2019

Patty Horing: Ordinary Lives

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

February 23 - March 25, 2017

Domesticity: Jaclyn Dooner, Patty Horing, Zoe Saldana

The Art Gallery of the College of Staten Island

City University of New York

February 28 - April 1, 2017

Three Women: Nadine Faraj, Alonsa Guevara, Patty Horing

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

September 10 - October 10, 2015

Stay Connected - Paintings by Patricia Horing

White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY

February, 2011 

Family Matters: Paintings by Patricia Horing and Kristin McElroy

Chapman Gallery, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

March – April 2010

Group Exhibitions


Sit Still: Self-Portraits in the Age of Distraction,

curated by Patty Horing & Deborah Brown

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

June 18 - August 15, 2020

Please Step on the Grass

Right Behind the New Museum, New York, NY

April 2019



Juxtapose Projects at Mana Contemporary

Curator: Dashsa Matsurrs, Spoke Art/Hashimoto Contemporary

March 2019


Art She Says: Inaugural Exhibition

Space Gallery St. Barth, New York, NY 

March 2019


12th Annual New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition 

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Jurors: Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show, Matthew Flowers, Managing Director of Flowers Gallery, Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, Ambre Kelly, Co-Founder of SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America.

June 13 - July 10, 2018

Real Men

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami, FL

Curated by Brooke Shields and David Kratz

Art Basel Week, Dec. 3-8, 2018

About Face

Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY

Curated by David Kratz and Scott Avett

July 28 - September 17, 2017

UPRISE/Angry Women, Group Exhibition

The Untitled Space Gallery, New York, NY

January 17- February 5, 2017

Summer Hours: Group Show

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

July 14 - August 27, 2016

Tenth Annual NYAA Summer Exhibition

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Jurors: Ken Johnson, critic, New York Times;  Helen Toomer, Director, Pulse Art Fair; Matthew Flowers, gallerist; 

June 15 - July 16, 2015

Small is Beautiful XXXiii

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

November 19, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Ninth Annual NYAA Summer Exhibition

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Jurors: Lesley Dill, artist; Matthew Flowers, gallerist; Martha Schwendener, critic

June 18 - July 16, 2015


MFA Thesis Exhibition

Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

May 20, 2014 - June 10, 2015


Small Is Beautiful

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

November 20, 2014 - January 10, 2015


Eighth Annual NYAA Summer Exhibition

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Jurors: Matthew Flowers, gallerist; Laura Hoptman, curator, Museum of Modern Art; Patterson Sims, curator, Independent Curators International 

June 19 - July 12, 2014


'We Love Art'

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

February 2014


ViewPoints 2013

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

Juror: Helene Posner, Contemporary Art Curator, Neuberger Museum

April 10 - May 5, 3013


Works on Paper, NYC

Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City

June 24 - July 15, 2012


Westchester Biennial 2012

Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

March - June 2012


ViewPoints 2012

Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Juror: Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montclair Art Museum

March 26–April 20, 2012


International Painting NYC

Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY

January 8 - February 15, 2012


Love Thy Neighbor

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

August - September 2011


National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

October, 2009 - September, 2010 

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Fundación Amparo y Manuel, Mexico City

The Girls’ Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL

MinArt Museo Internacional de Arte

2010 - present

2010 - present