Patricia Brintle is Haitian, self-taught and a full-time artist. She emigrated to New York City in 1964 but travels to her homeland a every year. Brintle ‘s art does not follow a particular style, rather, it responds to the moment. Her art calls the viewer to thoughtful reflection as they discover something new in the Haitian life, culture, and history. Brintle ‘s art bridges the gap between the Haitian on the island and the Haitian Diaspora. It tells a story which often continues in subsequent paintings because it keeps an open mind and moves on its own. Brintle believes that her responsibility as an artist resides in the artwork itself. Once finished, it belongs to the world and each viewer takes a piece with them; once signed, the artwork flies on its own.
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center,
107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002
November 6th – December 5th 2020