Patrice Showers Corneli

Raised on 5 acres in Illihois on the Wisconsin state line, I grew up in the best family in the world  - seven siblings, a cow, lots of goats, an artistic and literary mother and a kind, brilliant and suave Dad. My interests in art and biology stem from my childhood activities. In college I double majored in art and biology.. 


I have been a Westerner since 1976 when I began my first Masters degree at the University of Montana. Subsequently,at the University of Utah, I added a second Masters in Mathematical Statistics and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology.


So I am an evolutionary biologist, biostatistican and artist. Equally rewarding had been my career as a mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters now married with


I share a love of the outdoors with my husband and am lucky to live in Utah where we kayak, canoe, ski, and camp - more now as we wind down our professional lives.


Now I use the same skills of observation, synthesis and the same altered state of creative thinking for my biology and my art..

Exhibitions in the past 10 years:

Salt Lake City Main Library Gallery 2009

Utah Arts Festival Gallery 2009

Charlie Hafen Gallery 2011, 2016

Art Access Gallery 300 Plates 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Art Access Gallery Holiday Show 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

AAUW Utah Women Artists Exhibition 2013

Avenues Street Fair 2014

4th East Wine Store Show 2014

Presidents Gallery, University of Utah 2014

1st and 2nd Annual Avenues Open Studios. 2014, 2015

Lambourne Prize Competition, Friends of the Great Salt Lake 2016

AAUW Utah Women Artists Exhibition 2016, 2018

Avenues Artists Show 2016, 2017