Photographer - Artist - Author
American artist, Patrick Stull has spent the last 18 years mostly creating imagery about the lives of women. He searches for what lies beneath the surface of his subjects, empowering each one he encounters. He has recently ventured into the realm of surrealism, creating powerful imagery that reflects on our humanity while dealing with the meaning of art.
Stull says, "My work has allowed me to venture past the camera into the realm of a humanist, an artistic life, delving into the intellectual, a more cerebral life experience, creating what I call 'connectivism.'"
His ongoing work is based in large-scale digital photography accompanied by sculpture/body casts, composition art, painting, poetry/prose and drawings. His art is then integrated, collectively, into exhibitions to provide the viewer a once in a lifetime experience. The presentation of the work is delivered to the viewer in a unique and emotionally powerful way. His long-term passion is to build a women’s art center where a free flow of ideas, concepts and art.
Stull, 71, a self-taught artist, works in many artistic disciplines. Educated at San Diego State University with degrees in psychology, economics and philosophy during the 1960’s, amidst the backdrop of the counter-culture revolution and the Viet Nam War, where his social consciousness and political views were shaped. Stull emerged from a Catholic Irish/German family, one of five children where work, discipline and religion took precedence over emotional expressions of the self – a different kind of loving environment. Being a husband of thirty-plus years and father to two has taught him the power of kindness, love and commitment.
The Six Jewish Girls - San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - 2006
Evolve... a Woman's Journey - San Francisco Fort Mason - 2012
Hidden Dimensions - Currently under development - Est. 2019
Being Different - Currently under development - Est. Late 2019
Encounters and Hidden Dimension are currently being developed into multimedia exhibitions. Audio, music and other sensor elements are being infused into the exhibits. We are currently looking at Paris, London, New York City and Spain for our launch.
Stull has been interviewed on radio, filmed for television and published in various national and local media publications. The following are a few examples:
All artistic elements were designed, created and produced by the artist, photographer and author Patrick Stull.
Digital Assistants: Aga kania/Hemali Zaveri/Mila Simonovska
Design Assistant: Books and imagery - Sayali Shah
Editorial: Web and editorial content - Daffany Chan
Art Assistant/Body Casting Fabrication: Rossella Scapini
Lastly, there are many individuals over the years that have contributed to Stull's work.