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Photo: Avery J. Klein, 2022

         Patrick Semple is an American abstract painter who works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Semple finds ceaseless inspiration from world travel, building relationships and absorbing cultural contrasts outside of his native United States.   Currently immersed in forming new relationships and becoming versed in day-to-day customaries in Argentina, Semple uses abstract painting as a vehicle for expressing joy, curiosity and other exuberant states captured in his experiences.  Urban decay, and nature's reclamation of man-made infrastructure are noticeable visual markers that distinguish his latest body of work.  

          For Semple, painting is a unique opportunity to live out his deepest inner-broadcasts and knowings.   Extracting inspiration from environmental elements, he plays with chance and accidents as a conveyance for his interior mind to incarnate onto the exterior world using materials exclusive to each city, country or town he visits.  Traditional medium of oil, acrylic and gouache are mainstays of his work, along with site-specific collaged items, handfuls of dirt or grains to give more dimension and emotion to the paint.  Exploring city-scapes, wilderness areas and foreign countries on foot, Semple’s process remains fluid and spontaneous, mimicking the emotional experience of being one with external forces. He moves back and forth from altered states of consciousness and pragmatic considerations of painting as he creates.

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington

Bachelor of Fine Arts

June, 2015

Athens Center, Greece

Certificate of Graduation, Study Abroad Program
in the Arts

April 2015


Independent Travel

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uruguay


Paris, Chamonix, France, Geneva Switzerland 

Fall, 2018

Berlin, Düsseldorf Germany, Vienna Austria, Budapest Hungary, Bucharest, Bran, Romania, Rome, Naples, Ercolano Italy,  Prague, Czech Republic, Stockholm, Sweden

Spring, 2017


Athens, Nafplio, Peloponese, Chania, Crete, Olympia, Greece, Florence, Italy.

April, 2015


Valley Fine Art Gallery

Curated selection

Aspen, Colorado


Sugarlift Gallery

Online collection


Soho Home

Group exhibition

West Hollywood, CA

Spring 2023


Wonzimer Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

July- August, 2021 


London Paint Club

'Spring Awakening'

Online Group exhibition

March- April, 2021


Group show at Frances Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

February 2021

The Limelight, Snowmass Villiage

Aspen Art Collective

Aspen, Colorado

August, 2019


Hotel Indigo

18 Social, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

April, 2019

The Temple

Group exhibit with Alexander Feliciano

Los Angeles, CA

March, 2019

Inner Space LA 

Group exhibit

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

March, 2019

Superfine Art Fair

Los Angeles, CA

February 13th- 16th, 2019


Populuxe Brewing Company

Group exhibition

Seattle, Washington

December, 2018


Group exhibition

Aspen, Colorado

August, 2018


Group exhibition

Tollbooth Gallery

Tacoma, WA

Sept-Dec, 2015​

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