A Chicagoan, Patricia A. Stewart, received a fine arts degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Chicago State University. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art and Design in Miami, Florida, and the Savanna College of Art and Design in Savanna, Georgia.
Mrs. Stewart retired from a successful art education career, Art Curriculum Developer/Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Standards Based Curriculum Coach, and graphic artist for the Chicago Public Schools.
Patricia Stewart has earned recognition for her dry pastels, acrylics paintings, leather jewelry, and leather assemblages, electronic photo reconstruction, and graphic designs.
P J Stewart has received numerous awards for her work from various institutions. Her paintings, sculptures, and jewelry have been exhibited at the Neleh Art Gallery, Susan Woodson Gallery, Africa International House, South Side Community Arts Center, Art Institute of Chicago, Southern Illinois University, Chicago Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center (University of Illinois, Chicago), DuSable Museum, Chicago State University, South Shore Cultural Center, ISF, Sapphire and Crystals, Senior Artists Network, Gallery Guichard, on line, and several studio shows.
As an instructor, I taught with breadth, wealth, and deliberation. As an artist, I reveal the Integrity of the Human Spirit, the Sensitivities of Life, the Unity of Family, the Fidelity of Friends, and Pride in my Heritage.