K O M I K K A   P A T T O N




Educational Background:

MFA in Studio Art, New York University (NYU), New York, New York (May 2018)

NYU Study Abroad Course: Educational and Social Reform, Pretoria, South Africa (Summer of 2017)

BFA in Fine Art, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), Columbus, Ohio (May 2016)

Graduated with Magna Cum Laude

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Staunton, Virginia (2012)

Summer course in printmaking, collage, and painting.


Ne-Na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018)

Guttenberg Arts, Guttenburg, New Jersey (2019)

Exhibition History:


 Temple of Sirus, curated by Malachi Lily, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Divine Mother, curated by Anita Warren and Rob Fields, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NYC, New York (Solo) 

Vox XV, curated by Michael Clemmons and Vashti DuBois, Vox Populi Gallery,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fruits Of Our Labor, curated by Amy Andrieux, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art House, Governor’s Island, NYC, New York

Ever Upward, curated by Sean Fuller and Monica Bill Hughes, Collar Works Art Space, Troy, New York


In The Center of The Storm, Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space,  Chiang Mai, Thailand, (Solo)

New York University, NYU MFA Exhibition, Artwork featured in 80WSE Gallery


New York University, NYU MFA 1st Year Exhibition, Artwork featured in 80WSE Gallery

jux*ta*po*si*tion, curated by Lonnie Woods III, Artwork featured in Rosenberg Gallery

Print Fest, curated by Constanza Valenzuela, Artwork featured in International Print Center of New York


Art of Illustration Show curated by  at Sean-Christopher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Deliverance A Senior Thesis Exhibition, in Acock Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (Solo)


Silhouettes: A Love Supreme, curated by David Butler, Artwork featured in Elijah Pierce Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Publication History  

Friend of The Artist Volume 9, FOA  May 28 2019

Intellectual Rigor and Emotional Intensity in NYU  MFA Thesis Show” Hyperallergic Media Inc.  May 21, 2018. /hyperallergic.com/443547/2018-nyu-mfa-thesis-show-80wse-gallery/

Botticelli Magazine Issue 8,  Issuu Inc. December 3 2015.

Awards and Honors

Nominated/ Museum of Art and Design Fellowship (2018)

Martin Wong Scholarship (2017)

May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Scholarship (2017)

Winner of Lowell Tolstedt DRAWING PRIZE (2014)

Other Relevant Experience or Skills:

Continuing Education

Inking Comics with Tom Motley (Summer 2018) Coursera School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Comic Projects with Carl Potts (Summer 2018) Coursera (SVA)

The Art of Illustration with Steve Brodner (Summer 2018) Coursera (SVA)