1965-1968

 

Konstfackskolan, Stockholm, Sweden Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Painting

1965-1967

 

Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship Grant Fine Arts, Sweden

1963-1964

 

Master of Education in Fine Arts SUNY, Buffalo, NY

1962

 

School for Music and Art Yale University, Norfolk, CT

1959-1962

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts SUNY, Buffalo, NY

EXHIBITIONS

2007

 

Home Show, New York City, featuring floorcloth "Maple Leaves," sponsored by The Guild

2007

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Warehouse Show

2007

 

V. Breier Contemporary Craft Gallery, "New Materials Show"

2005

 

Crafts National 39, Zoller Gallery, Penn State PA, June 7 - July 22

2005

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA: "Furniture, Form, and Function" April 27-May 27

2005

 

SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, Annual Artists warehouse sale, April 27

2003

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Time”

2003

 

S.F. Museum of Modern Art Artists' Gallery Group Exhibition

2002

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Tea”

2002

 

S.F. Museum of Modern Art Artists' Gallery Group Exhibition

2002

 

Braunstein/Quay, San Francisco, CA Functional Fine Art Invitational

2001

 

Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA Landscape Exhibition

2001

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA Shoe Art Exhibition

1991-1995

 

Contract Design Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA CA Design Furniture Show (Mourning Chair/Evening Chair)

1991, 1990, 1987

 

Showplace Square, San Francisco, CA Winter Market

1991

 

California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA “Fish Out of Water”

1991

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Vessels and Variations”

1990

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA Group Exhibition

1990

 

California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA “Progressions II” Anniversary Exhibition

1989

 

Claudia Chapline Gallery, Bolinas, CA “Living Artists Project”

1989

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Animals in Art”

1988

 

V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA Folding Screen Exhibition

1986

 

Macy's, San Francisco, CA “American Style”

1986

 

Gallery Fair, Mendocino, CA Western States Invitational Exhibition

1986

 

Showplace Square, San Francisco, CA Summer Market

1986

 

California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA “New Design Concepts”

1986

 

American Society of Interior Designers, Los Angeles, CA

1984-1985

 

UC Extension, San Francisco, CA “New Concepts in Design”

1983

 

Crocker Museum San Francisco, CA “Crafts IV”

1983

 

Crocker Museum, San Francisco, CA Genseler & Associates - Quilt Exhibition in cooperation with SDA

1982

 

Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA “Fiber in Print” (Five-Person Exhibition)

1982

 

Crown Zellerbach, San Francisco, CA Three-Person Exhibition

1981

 

Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia College of Textiles, Philadelphia, PA “Quilts”

1980

 

The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA “Fantasy”

1980

 

Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA Fulbright Alumni & Faculty Exhibition

1980

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD “Friends Select Friends”

1980

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Color Xerox Invitational

1979

 

Beaver College, Philadelphia, PA Five-Person Invitational - metal, fiber, clay

1978

 

Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA “Craftsmen 78”

1978

 

Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO Two-Person Exhibition

1977

 

Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Contemporary Crafts Exhibition

1976-1977

 

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE Crafts Exhibition

1976

 

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Fabric Design International

1976

 

University of Delaware, Newark, DE Regional Art Exhibition

1976

 

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA Prints and Photographs

1973

 

Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA “Craftsmen 73”

1973

 

Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA “Earth Day 73”

1968

 

Stockholm Art Association, Stockholm, Sweden “Young Generation 68”

1967

 

Svea Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden “Young Summer”

1965

 

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY Western New York Show

1963

 

Norton Gallery, SUNY, Buffalo, NY One-Person Exhibition

AWARDS & COMMISSIONS

2007-08

 

Private commissions for Elizabeth Haas Eisenhardt and Roy Eisenhardt

2006

 

Four paintings of the Port of Oakland, for Metaswitch, division of Data Connection Limited (DCL)

2006

 

"Maple Leaves" and "Fusion" wall installations for Proskauer Rose offices, Los Angeles

2006

 

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant

2003

 

Palo Alto (CA) Art Commission/Nolte Associates Project Artist, Public Art Project, Homer St. Underpass

2003

 

Private Commission, Glen Ellen CA Three-Dimensional Painted Cow for Ann Halsted

1996

 

San Francisco Folk and Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA Designer, Facade for Sami Exhibition

1994

 

San Francisco Folk and Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA Designer, Designer, Facade for Chinese Furniture Exhibition

1991

 

Aston Pereira Architecture, San Francisco, CA Interior Installation in Westlake Building, Montgomery Street

1991

 

San Francisco Folk and Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA Facade for Turkish House Exhibition

1987

 

Sacramento Council for the Arts, Sacramento, CA Banner Design for the Sacramento Light Rail System

1986

 

California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA “New Design Concepts” Best of Show - Painted Chairs

1986

 

Three Bags Full, San Francisco, CA Limited Edition Designer Sweater

1983

 

Crocker Museum, San Francisco, CA “Crafts IV” Judge's Choice

1978

 

Fabric Design International Exhibition, Lawrence, KS Judge's Selection of Exceptional Quality

1965-1967

 

Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship Grant Fine Arts, Sweden

1959-1963

 

Art Department, SUNY, Buffalo, NY Full-Tuition Scholarship

1962

 

Yale University Summer School for Music & Art, Norfolk, CT Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

 

"Paintings for the Floor -- Patricia Dreher" by Teliha Draheim, in Surface Design Magazine, Spring 2008

 

"A Mission to Commission," in Decor and Style Magazine, Oct. 2007

 

"Patricia Dreher's Canvas Floorcloths," in House and Home magazine, Dec. 2006

 

The Artful Home, 2005

 

Sunset Magazine, February 1997

 

“Shades of Jade,” SF Magazine, April 1991

 

“Collectors,” SF Magazine, February 1989

 

Article, Metropolitan Home, September 1988

 

“Faces,” Northern California Home and Garden, May 1988

 

Floorworks, Akiko Busch, Bantam Books, April 1988

 

“Art and Artisan,” Design West, September 1986

 

“California Crossover,” Fine Woodworking, November-December 1986

 

House Beautiful, December 1986

 

“Art to Walk On,” San Jose Mercury Times, September 1984

 

“Making a Living,” Fiberarts, September 1982

 

B.A. Damos & P.B. Dreher, “Fabric Painting,” Screenprinting, Saff, Sacilotto, Holt, Rinehart & Weston, NY, 1979

The Rochester Story, Illustrated, Rochester Board of Education, Rochester, NY, 1960

TEACHING & EMPLOYMENT

1987-present

 

Self-Employed Artist

1991

 

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA Floorcloth Workshop Instructor

1988

 

Children's Opera, Piedmont Children¹s Chorus, Piedmont, CA Set Designer

1983-1987

 

San Francisco Opera Scenic Department, San Francisco, CA Set Designer

1986

 

Children's Opera, Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA Set Designer

1982-1983

 

Penland School, Penland, NC Printmaking Instructor

1982

 

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA Artist-in-residence Instructor, Fabric Printing (3 weeks)

1981

 

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA Artist-in-residence Instructor, Gumbichromate Printing (3 weeks)

1981

 

Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA Special Studies Instructor

1981

 

Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA Surface Design Workshop Instructor

1980

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Lecturer

1975-1980

 

Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA Printing Instructor

1979

 

Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow, VT Workshop Instructor

1978

 

Delaware State Parks Commission, Wilmington, DE Workshop Instructor

1977-1978

 

Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME Surface Design Instructor

1977

 

Design Research, Philadelphia, PA Lecturer

1977

 

Towson State University, Baltimore, MD Surface Design Lecturer

1977

 

Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD Lecturer

1970-1971

 

Livermore College of Art, Liverpool, UK Guest Artist

1969

 

Department of Fine Art, SUNY, Buffalo, NY Design Instructor

1963-1964

 

Port Colborne Fine Arts Society, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Painting Instructor

1959-1960

 

Rochester Board of Education, Rochester, NY Textbook Illustrator

COLLECTIONS

 

Mary Miner, San Francisco, CA

 

Thomas & Ellen Bausch, Tiburon, CA

 

Dorothy & George Sax, Palo Alto, CA

 

Robin & Marsha Williams, San Francisco, CA

 

Marna & Donald Clark, Berkeley, CA

 

Judd Brown Associates, Providence, RI

 

Los Angeles Museum of Science & History, Los Angeles, CA

 

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

 

Svea Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Haye Group, Washington, DC

 

Sally Lillienthal, San Francisco, CA

 

Virginia Breier, San Francisco, CA

 

Mathew Royce & Cassandre Jade, San Francisco, CA

 

Walter/White Gallery, Monterey, CA

 

William & Karen Moggridge, Palo Alto, CA

 

John McInerney, San Francisco, CA

George & Barbara Gnoss, Tiburon, CA