Patrick Hartigan (b. 1977) is a Sydney-based painter and writer whose studio practice foregrounds painterly processes and experimentation. His work often occurs in conversation with art historical examples. He has produced two books, Offcuts and The Village is Quiet, which combine drawn and photographic imagery with everyday experiences as an artist and traveller, both published by Gazebo Books. Hartigan gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of NSW, Sydney, in 2001. He was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong in 2016.
He has exhibited in Australia and New Zealand since 2004. Recent exhibitions include Archetypes at The Commercial, Sydney, and Zombie Eaters at the Murray Art Museum, Albury, NSW. His work is held in a number of collections, including the The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland; The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Murray Art Museum, Albury, NSW; and Wollongong University Art Collection.
- Michael Lett Gallery