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educator , sculptor

Patricia de Gogorza, American Sculptor. Chair Woodbury, Vermont Democrats, 1989-1992; member Visual Arts Committee Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont, 1988-1992; board member Carving Studio; violinist Vermont Philharmonic, Rich's Hollow String Quartet. Fellow Vermont Council on Arts (board member artists advising committee 1989-1992).


Gogorza, Patricia de was born on March 17, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Maitland and Julia Harlow (Brodt) de Gogorza.


Bachelor, Smith College, 1958. Master of Arts, Goddard College, 1975.


Assistant professor art Bard College, Annandale, New York, 1966-1969. Drawing instructor University Vermont, Burlington, 1980-1981. Instructor Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, since 1984.

Sculpture instructor The Carving Studio, West Rutland, Vermont, since 1987, Johnson State College, 1996—2006, Arts Workshop, Akaroa, New Zealand, since 1999. Chair sculpture department Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 1973-1974, 78-79. Faculty Master of Fine Arts program Vermont College, Montpelier, 1992-1993.

Instructor Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier, 1994-1997, Arts Workshop, Akaroa, New Zealand, 1991, 1999, Sculpture Workshop, Akaroa, since 2000, Clay Figure Study Workshop, Barre, Vermont, 2002-2005.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Sculpin Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, 1973, Bundy Museum, Waitsfield, Vermont, 1982, Dibden Gallery, Johnson (Vermont) State College, 1984, Moonbrook Gallery, Rutland, Vermont, 1984, A.V.A. Gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1985, Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, 1988, Hillyer Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1989, Brown Library., Craftsbury, Vermont, 1999, Ox Bow Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2005, Northampton, 2006, Johnson (Vermont) State College, 2005, exhibited in group shows at Carving Studio Sculptors in Vermont, 1988-1997, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont, 1986-1998, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, 1993-1997, West Branch Sculpture Gardens, Stowe, 1994-1998, Akaroa Museum, New Zealand, 1999, Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, 2000-2003, Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont, since 2001, Represented in permanent collections Sun/Moon Cycle granite sculpture Johnson State College, Riverbirds marble sculpture Marble St. Sculpture Park, West Rutland, Pegasus marble sculpture Burlington City Bike Path, Mermaid, Merman and Dolphin 2 marble sculptures, Tree of Life, State of Vermont Pavilion Building, Montpelier, numerous private collections and private sculpture commissions, one-woman shows include Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, 2005.


Board directors, president Art Resource Association, Montpelier, 1976-1984. Chair Democratic Party, Woodbury, Vermont, since 1982. Art organizer, teacher Rural School Development Program, Woodbury, 1972-1974.

Violinist I Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, since 1979, Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, since 1997, Contra Dance Band, since 1998. Member International Sculpture Center, Art Resource Association, Carving Studio.


  • Other Interests

    Violin, gardening.


Married Dadi Wirz, August 7, 1958 (divorced December 1962). 1 child, Paulo; married James Edward Gahagan, April 18, 1963 (deceased July 1999). 1 child, Sharon.

Maitland Gogorza

Julia Harlow (Brodt) Gogorza

Dadi Wirz

James Edward Gahagan

Paulo Gogorza

Sharon Gogorza