Patricia Espinosa is a Mexican-born artist living in Frankfurt.
After a successful career in the Design & New Media Industries producing and directing award-winning projects for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the United Nations, Patricia joined the Art Students League of New York in 2000. She has exhibited in New York since 2010, and had her first solo show at Soho20 – Chelsea in the spring of 2013. In recent years she has exhibited her work of Loteria: Luck Talks (La Suerte Que Habla) in Mexico and Canada, which is now part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, USA.
Patricia is the creator of Loteria: Luck talks (La Suerte Que Habla) a game and exhibition inspired by the traditional Mexican game of La Loteria Mexicana. La Loteria is similar to bingo, but played with a deck of cards instead of numbers. Each card bears an image that evokes a popular Mexican event, artifact, individual, or other cultural symbol. Loteria: Luck Talks features entirely new images that represents Patricia’s view of her native land. Her repertoire of images reflects her love for and belief in her native country, while denouncing contemporary issues related to the social and political conflicts facing modern Mexico. The cards are accompanied by coplas (riddles) written by Toronto-based Mexican-Canadian writer Martha Bátiz.
Patricia has also worked with non-profit organizations like the L&L Fund and its program Choose Creativity, as well as with Sing For Hope; both organizations strive to uplift people in need through the power of art and creativity.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Patricia was nourished by the vibrancy, passion and joie de vivre of Mexican culture. She spent her early years in Germany and later attended a German school in Mexico City with a rather rigid and disciplined work ethic. It was that day-to-day contrast that shaped her personality and to this day influences her development as an artist.
Patricia returns to Germany after 40 years, now with a family of her own. She lives in Frankfurt and works from her Atelier in Bockenheim.
Photo: Cris Beltrán