Artist: G. Patrick Riley

Artist Patrick Riley donated the whimsical mixed media mask, Tutankhamun, to the Oklahoma Judicial Center collection. Part of the artist’s Egyptian series, it includes leather, beads, copper, feathers, ribbons and acrylic paint.

In 1986, Riley was awarded an artist/teacher fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Fairtree Gallery of Contemporary Craft in New York City and the R Street Gallery in Washington, D.C. He received the Arts in Education award during the 1995 Governor’s Arts Awards and a Special Recognition award during the 2011 Governor’s Arts Awards.

Riley’s art interest began at a young age and has never ceased. He earned a bachelor’s of fine art from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s of art education from the University of Oklahoma. As a teacher and as the Fine Arts Director for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Riley has shared his passion for art with thousands of Oklahomans over the years. Though retired from daily teaching, Riley still serves as an Artist in Residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council and frequently teaches workshops around the state.