Patricia Canelake lives and works in Knife River, Minnesota. Simple figurative, and animal subjects, as well as water and boat themes influence her oil paintings. She often groups related paintings together to create painting installations. Her work is in permanent collections at the Duluth Technology Village, The Hibbing Community College, The Tweed Museum, The National Department of the Interior and at Duluth’s St. Mary and St. Luke’s hospitals.

Patricia Canelake was awarded two McKnight Artist Fellowships, a Jerome Travel and Study Grant, the Minnesota State Arts Board Headlands Residency and the Arrowhead Regional Artist Award. Painting residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, Yaddo, Sarasota Springs, New York, Harper’s Ferry National Park, West Virginia and I-Park Artist’s Residency, Connecticut.

Exhibitions include Provincetown Art Association, Massachusetts, The Tweed Museum, Minnesota, The Headlands Center for the Arts, California, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Minnesota Museum of Art, 30 Bond Street Gallery (NY) and Gayle Elston Gallery, NY. Lizzards, Duluth, the Grand Hand, St. Paul, and Waters of Superior, Duluth represent her paintings.