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G. Patrick Riley


G. Patrick Riley

Contact Information:

Gerald Patrick Riley
8101 Bridgeport Lane
Bethany, OK 73008

Phone:

(405) 831-3905

Email:

geraldpart@aol.com

Website:

Discipline:

Visual Art

Participants:

Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Hight School, Adults, Educators, Older Adults, Youth with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, At-risk Youth

Settings:

Schools: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education
Community Sites: Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Childcare Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers, Health Care Facilities

Availability:

Statewide, Year-round

Bio:

G. Patrick Riley is a nationally recognized artist and art educator. He has maintained a strong and expressive visual arts career and artist/teacher career and has taught students of all grade levels. He holds an Oklahoma teaching certificate in visual arts with the State of Oklahoma and has served as an arts educator for over 40 years. Many of his former students are successful as artists, teachers, and professionals in many fields of study. He is an active artist/teacher in the schools and has completed residences focused on many disciplines including pottery, drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, leather masks, and totems.

Riley’s specialty arts disciplines are mask making and sculpture. In 2012, he completed a 28-foot-tall stainless steel mask sculpture of an eagle for the Oklahoma Judicial Center in Oklahoma City. In 2010, he designed a special leather mask that was gifted by the Ford Center of Oklahoma City to celebrity performer Lady GaGa. During his art career, he has exhibited masks in many galleries throughout the United States including New York City and Washington D. C.

He began teaching children visual art in 1964 in Oklahoma City and taught as a public school art teacher until 1990. After 1990, he worked as a university professor and fine arts administrator. In 1997, the Oklahoma Arts Council honored him with an Arts in Education Award at the Governors Arts Awards ceremony.

Through the Oklahoma Arts Council's residency program and many summer programs offered by rural communities in Oklahoma, Riley has traveled throughout the state, teaching students about the visual arts. Enthusiasm for the visual arts and passion for sharing the arts with children are Riley’s passions.

Riley was raised in rural Oklahoma. He attended Ada High School and East Central University. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education from the University of Oklahoma.

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