Patrick Doherty was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the youngest of five children. His father was descended from an Irish Canadian family in Hampton, New Brunswick. And his mother is a Cree native from Peepeekisis Cree Nation in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.

Painting since 1990, Patrick does not set out to create ‘aboriginal’ art, but his work has always been influenced by his native heritage. Throughout his career he has experimented with various media, finding much satisfaction combining unusual objects with traditional formats. As an urban native, Patrick continues to evolve creatively, but has strong roots in his childhood traditions.

Recent appearences have included:

Canadian National Pow Wow (Skydome, Toronto) 1999-2003
Neekawnisidok Fine Art Exhibit (Upper Canada Law Society & City Hall Rotunda) 1999-2003
Last Temptation Restaurant. (Toronto) February 1999-2000
Garden of Eden Show (Toronto) August 1998

Other shows back to 1991 when 18 oil paintings were displayed at Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver

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