Patrick Robideau constructs installations and sculptures that address themes of transformation and discovery. Robideaus use of discarded materials and found objects give life to mysterious and often eerie scenes. The artists careful calculations create an environment that invites viewers to fulfill an innate curiosity to spy or recall collective memories, fears, or desires.
A native of Niagara Falls, NY, Robideau earned his BFA in sculpture in 1989 from SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY. The artists work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Castellani Art Museum, Niagra University, New York; University of Buffalo Art Museum, Buffalo, NY; Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo State College, NY, among others. Robideau has been the recipient of awards including The Anderson Gallery Award, The Menno Alexander Reeb Memorial Award for Sculpture; the Memorial Art Gallery Award of Excellence; and the FMC Award of Excellence.
Robideau exhibited at SPACES during the exhibition Great Lakes: Imaging an Inland Sea in 2000.