Department of Art Alumni

Francis Patnaude


While teaching as an adjunct professor at WestConn, Francis Patnaude also is the department chair and art teacher at Rumsey Hall School in Washington, CT. He continues his training at the Zen Mountain Monastery in the Eight Gates Training Method and has studied the Japanese brush method, worked with Anthony Caro in the "Water Street Series" at Syracuse University, studied with Huston Smith and attended Studio 70 taught by Michael Skop.


Artists worked with or on pieces include:


Scoff Burton

Clement Meadmore

Frank Stella

Ronald Bladen

John Newman

George Sugarman

Michael Heizer

Beverly Pepper

William Tucker

Nancy Holt

John Portman

David Von Schlegell

Roy Litchenstein

James Rosati

James Wolfe



Selected Shows:



Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, University Gallery. Collages; month of November.


Forman School, Litchfield, CT. Joyce and Seward Johnson Art Center. Collages, drawings, small sculpture; month of April. 1997 Washington Art Association, Washington, CT. Members show; month of December


Welding Arts Studio, Bethlehem, CT. Paintings, collages, sculpture; month of December; also, June, 1996.


Renova Gallery, Warren, CT. Group sculpture show; June through September; also 1996, 1995.


Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY. Group show, Spring Ango project, based on Master Dogen's Shobogenzo.


Western CT State University Art Gallery, Danbury, CT .Faculty Show, February.


Washington Art Association, Washington, CT. Faculty show; fall.


Artspace, New Haven, CT. Invitational show, December.


Wiloughby Sharp Gallery, NYC, NY. Group Show


Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT, Connecticut Visions Show

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