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Patrick Allan Ryoichi Nagatani, American artist, art educator. Certified teacher K-12, California.


Nagatani, Patrick Allan Ryoichi was born on August 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Lee and Diane Yoshiye (Yoshimura) Nagatani.


Bachelor, California State University, Los Angeles, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980.


Instructor, Alexander Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, 1968-1980;instructor, West. Los Angeles Community College, 1980-1983;artist in residency, California Arts Council, Juvenile Court and Cmty. Schools, Los Angeles, 1986-1987;instructor, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago Parson School of Design, Los Angeles, 1987;assistant professor department art/art history, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles, 1980-1987;professor department art & art history, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1987.

Instructor Fairfax Cmty. Adult School, Los Angeles, 1976-1979. Visiting artist/instructor The School of the The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1983.

Conductor numerous seminars andworkshops. Lecturer in field.


  • Certified teacher K-12, California.


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  • Other Work

    • One man shows include Pal Gallery, Evergreen State University, Olympia, Washington, 1976, British Columbia Space, Laguna Beach, California, 1978, Cityscape Gallery, Pasadena, California, 1978, Exploratorium Gallery, California State University. A., 1979, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California, 1980, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, California, 1981, 83, 85, Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1982, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1983, 86, Arco Center Visual Arts, Los Angeles, 1983, Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Boston, 1984, Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, 1984, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York City, 1985, 87, 89, 91, 94, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, 1985, 87, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Federal Republican Germany, 1986, Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University California, Los Angeles, 1987, San Francisco Cameraworks, 1988, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, 1988, 90, 92, 95, Shadai Gallery, Tokyo Institute Polytech., 1989, Lubbock (Texas) Fine Arts Center, 1990, Haggerty Museum Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1991, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, 1992, Stanford (California) Museum Art, 1993, numerous others.

      Exhibited in group shows at Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, 1976, 81, 85, Central Washington State College, Ellensburg, 1977, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1977, Soho/Cameraworks Gallery, Los Angeles, 1978, Libra Gallery, Claremont (California) Graduate School, 1978, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1979, Skidmore College Art Gallery, Saratoga, New York, 1980, Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1981, Palos Verdes (California) Community Art Center, 1982, Fine Arts Gallery, Cypress (California) College, 1982, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, 1982, Museum Photographic Arts, San Diego, 1983, 84, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York City, 1983, 87, Arco Center Visual Art, Los Angeles, 1984, Alternate Museum, New York City, 1984, 88, Black Gallery, Los Angeles, 1985, Museum New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1986, Whitney Museum American Art, Stamford, Connecticut, 1986, Baltimore Museum Art, 1987, Center Photography, Woodstock, New York, 1988, Oakland Museum, California, 1989, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, California, 1990, 92, College Santa Fe, 1990, Art Center, Waco, Texas, 1991, Lintas Worldwide, New York City, 1991, Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, 1992, Burden Gallery, New York City, 1992, National Arts Club, New York City, 1992, Knoxville (Tennessee) Art Museum, 1993, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, 1994, Houston FotoFest, 1994, Riverside (California) Art Museum, 1994, Massachusetts College Art, Boston, 1994, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections Albuquerque Museum, Baltimore Art Museum, Continental Insurance, New York City, Chrysler Museum Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Denver Art Museum, Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, Honolulu Advertiser, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Loyola Marymount University. A., Massachusetts College Art, Boston, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Museum Fine Arts, Houston, Museum New Mexico, Santa Fe, Nevada Museum Art, Reno, Oakland (California) Museum, Prudential Insurance Company American, Newark, Roswell (New Mexico) Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, Shearson/American Express, New York City, Tampa (Florida) Museum Art, Tokyo Institute Polytech., numerous others.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, gambling.


Married Rae Jeanean Bodwell, June 17, 1979. Children: Methuen, Hart Gen, Louis-Thomas.

John Lee Nagatani

Diane Yoshiye (Yoshimura) Nagatani

Rae Jeanean Bodwell

Methuen Nagatani

Hart Gen Nagatani

Louis-Thomas Nagatani