Patrick Ian Hartley is an artist, born in Leeds, who now works in London's east-end. Hartley studied at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, where in 1998 he was awarded an MA in Sculpture and Ceramics. Since founding ‘Project Facade' in 2004 Patrick Ian Hartley has produced fibre sculptures in response to the patient records of WW1 servicemen who underwent pioneering facial reconstructive surgery devised by surgeon Sir Harold Gillies.
Hartley has exhibited internationally, solo shows include:'Faces of Battle', Project Facade Exhibition, National Army Museum, London, 2007; 'Bodily Alter(c)ations', Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2003; 'Short Cuts To Beauty', The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2002; 'Safe From Harm', The Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, 2000.
Recent group exhibitions include: 'Immortal Synthetic', HUMAN+ launch event, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2011; 'Alter Nature', CIAP Actuele Kunst, Hasselt, Belgium, 2010; 'Kreig Und Medizin', Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, 2009; War + Medicine', The Wellcome Collection, London, 2009; 'Pricked: Extreme Embroidery', Museum of Arts & Design, New York, 2008.
In addition to his 'Project Facade' work, Hartley is Curator of Brass Gallery in Leeds.
Patrick Ian Hartley lives and works in London.