My work is an investigation of identity. I am drawn to the subtle questioning of this examination. I find inspiration in everything and I use various themes rooted in the correlation and the conflict of both my Native American and Contemporary mindset. I am equally interested in the abstract qualities of expression as well as representational imagery. Using nature, stories, philosophies, and abstract representations, I am able to depict this existence of identity. My work includes the use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with the integration of various elements of design, and a multitude of line quality and expressive mark making that often mimics what nature provides. These elements allow me to create my own aesthetic value in which reflect a personal experience of memory, physical, mental, and spiritual instances from life. The expressive personality of my work allows the viewer a momentary visual experience.



Born and raised in the Navajo Nation on the border of Arizona and New Mexico (Window Rock, AZ / Navajo, NM), Hubbell grew up in a very small, rural town and was raised practicing Navajo traditions and cultural beliefs. Hubbell received a BFA in 2010 from Arizona State University and completed his MFA this past spring at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Patrick is one of the region’s fastest-rising artists with participation in over twenty exhibitions in the past 4 years and with a current exhibition in NYC, NY at Gerald Peters Contemporary. He has been highlighted by Southwest Art’s list of “21 under 31,” and is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant Award and the New Artist Society Award of SAIC. Reviews of Hubbell’s work have been published in the New American Painting, Albuquerque Journal, Western Art and Architecture Magazine, 15 Bytes - Utah’s Art Magazine, and Southwest Art Magazine, among others. His work has been exhibited at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Autry Museum of the West, Los Angeles; Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY; and in numerous public and private collections.