Patti Agapi

Artist member since 2019
Orillia, Ontario

Patti Agapi is an Orillia, Ontario based abstract artist who works across the mediums of paint and collage. She creates through a meditative yet energetic application and layering of materials, often attacking the substrate in an intuitive rhythm. Each work is a process of building up, covering up, reflection and finally fruition. Always striving to conjure interesting manifestations in colour and form, she is guided by the relationship between layers and their alchemic responses. In this process, each layer moves the work forward towards conclusion. Each work unfolds a visual story to be interpreted in infinite ways. She hopes people experience the journey (and often struggle) in her work, sensing past incarnations that echo through glimpses of previous layers and mark-making.

Inside the Studio


Beverage of choice

Coffee, coffee, coffee.

I'm really good at making (a) ...

Butter tarts!

When did you start making art, and why?

I have always been a creative soul but have seriously worked as an 'Artist' since 2011. I am primarily self-taught and am always evolving and experimenting. I have worked with collage, mixed media, assemblage, acrylics and fibre art. I make art because it is my meditation, my obsession and it keeps me grounded and sane.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Lee Contemporary Art, Orillia
Life is an Echo, Solo Exhibition

Select Past Exhibitions

Lee Contemporary Art, Orillia, Ontario
A Different Reality


Twig Creative, Orillia, Ontario


Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, Ontario
Orillia 150 Collection


Double Door Studios & Gallery, Anton Mills
Watershed Project: Wetlands


Ontario Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Grant