Patrick Okrasinski

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Patrick Okrasinski

United States

Patrick Okrasinski was born in New York City in 1996. Even as a young boy, he was consumed by drawing. The time he spent with his grandparents in the idyllic Polish countryside help fuel his love of the natural world.

In the Fall of 2016 he found his way to the, now shuttered, US branch of the Florence Academy of Art in Jersey City. There he was able to study at the highest levels of figurative painting, under the tutelage of Jordan Sokol, Amaya Gurpide, Stephen Bauman, Cornelia Hernes, and Edmod Rochat. As a student he won numerous awards.

After graduating, he spent three months as Artist in Residence with the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, painting in Monet’s garden and the surrounding French countryside. 

in 2020 he was awarded the prestigious Donald Jurney Travelling Fellowship Grant for the purpose of travelling and painting the great historic and cultural centers of Europe. In light of the pandemic, this future adventure has been momentarily postponed.

He is currently based in New Jersey. 

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