Patte Loper is a painter who experiments with sculpture and video. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of fine Arts at Tufts University.

She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including the Drawing Center in New York, The Bronx Museum, The Licini Museum in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, LMCC's Art Center on Governor's Island New York, the Juliette Art Museum at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the PalaentologicalMuseum in Cortina, Italy, the Tacoma Art Museum, Suyama Space in Seattle, WA, and the Zuckerman Museum in Atlanta, GA. Her work has been reviewed in the Italian edition of Flash Art, Artnet, Time Out, Chicago, and the Boston Globe, and is in the collections of the Rene di Rosa Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, and the Hirshhorn Museum. 

She has participated in residency fellowships at the Millay Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Center’s Swing Space, and was a participant in the Drawing Center's Open Sessions Program 2014-2016, and is currently a member artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.
Patte Loper's gallery affiliations are with Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn; Platform Gallery, Seattle; and Massimo-Carasi, the Flat, Milan.
 
Education
MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1997

BS, Graphic Design, Florida State University, 1990

Post-Baccalaureate Study, Painting, Printmaking, University of Florida 1994-1995

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Visit to a Small Plantet, Juliette Art Museum, The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV
Sparkly Darkly, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016
Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle WA (catalog)
From There to Here, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)
2014 
Your Margins, Your Rivers, Your Diminutive Villages, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (catalog)
2013 
How to Stay Alive in the Woods, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011
Still Point of the Returning World, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 
The Sky is Burning, The Sea Aflame, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
Empire, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy 
2009 
For a Thousand Summers, Judi Rotenberg Gallery Boston, MA
2008  
A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pulse Art Fair, solo project, Lyons Weir Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
2007 
A New Way North, Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
2006 
Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief, Platform Gallery, Seattle
2005 
Everything Beautiful is Far Away, Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
2002 
Octet, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
Monster, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2001 
Monster, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
2000 
The Treachery of Alice Grymeston, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017    
Post-Election Show, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016  
Art, AIDS, America, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (catalog)
Art, AIDS, America, Alphawood Foundation Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Art, AIDS, America, Zuckerman Museum, Atlanta, GA
Temporary Structures and Home Communities, University of Amman, Jordan. (collaboration with Khaldoun Hijazine, Ethan Murrow, Diala Al Dahlise, and University of Amman students) 
2015 
Name It by Trying to Name It, The Drawing Center, New York, NYArt AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum and traveling to the the Zuckerman Museum, Atlanta (curated by Rock Huschka, chief curator and curator of contemporary and Northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum and Dr. Jonathan Katz, director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo SUNY) (catalog)
Narrative Axis, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2014
Open Sessions 2, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Exchange Rates/Bushwick Expo, Installation in collaboration with Frances Disley, Schema Projects (in conjunction with Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA and Paper Gallery,  Manchester, UK), Brooklyn, NY
The Great Poor Farm Experiment VI, The Poor Farm, Manawa, WI (curated by Brad Killiam and Michelle Grabner) 
Testing Ten Artists, Licini Museum, Ascoli Piceno, Italy (curated by Christian Caliandro)
DeStilled Lives, Spaces, Cleveland, OH (curated by Kristen Rogers)
2013 
La Cura della Sguardo/the Care of the Gaze, project Dolomiti Contemporanee Cortina d'Ampezzo at th PalaentologicalMuseum, Cortina, Italy
Archipelago, Wesbeth Gallery (curated by Kaegan Sparks) New York, NY
2012  
Elles, Platform Gallery (in conjunction with Elles, Women Artists from the Pompidou, Seattle Art Museum) Seattle, WA
Building 110: Governor's Island, LMCC, New York, NY (catalogue)
Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
Forms in Flux, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2011 
24/7, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2010
If on a winter’s night, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Secret Language of Animals, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
A Separate Peace, curated by Anna Ortt and Shane McAdams, McNeil Art Group Project Space, New York, NY
The World is not Enough, online exhibition curated by Carl J. Ferrero
All in the Family, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Group Exhibition, The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy
2009 
The There, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Colletiva, The Flat – Massimo Carasi Gallery, Milan, Italy
2007 
Bilingual, Art at the Intersection of Painting and Video, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
A House is not a Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Meconio, GASP Gallery, Boston, MA
Farewell 511, Lyons Weir Ortt Contemporary, New York, NY
Feminism ain’t An Aesthetic, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM
Tres Personi: The Flat, Massimo Carasi Milan, Italy
Infrequently Asked Questions, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
2006 
Pixel Dolls, Meat-Space and Everything All At Once, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
The Social History of Objects, TripleCandie, New York, NY
Word, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Portfolio One, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2005 
Partners, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
5 Painters, Platform Gallery, Seattle
Four-Color Pen Show, Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago
2004 
Four-Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Pseudononymous, 1506 Projects, Seattle
Print Portfolio, Platform Gallery, Seattle
Selections, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York
Northwest Biennial: Building Wise, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Contemporary Perspectives, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Sonoma, CA
2003 
Project Wall, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
They Shoot Painters, Don’t They?, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
11 Faculty, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
2002  
Now in Residence, Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, OSP Gallery, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2001
Operating Systems, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA
Jewelry as an Object of Installation, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2000 
Perches in the Soul, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
From the Back Room, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1998 
Over Easy, Savoring the Feminine, Gallery 1078, Chico, CA
A Spoon Full of Sugar, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Figuring the Decorative—The Body Meets Pattern and Decoration, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Works – The Sequel, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Shrink, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

Video Screenings

2015
Open Sessions Screening, Queens Museum, Queens NY
2011
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
2010
Salon del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2009
Film Night: Short Films by Contemporary New York Artists, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Bilingual: A Screening of Film and Video Projects that Exist Within the Framework of Painting and Drawing, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

Anna Taylor, “Art Deconstructed: Sci-fi Clay Center installation reflects WV landscape, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 13, 2017

Stephen Barry,Sparkly Darkly – Patte Loper – The Black and White Gallery”, Arte Fuse, March 13, 2017

Jen Graves, “The 79 moments in Art That Helped us Survive 2016, The Stranger Magazine, December 21, 2016

Matthew Kangas,  “From There to Here or How to Let a Peculiar Still Point and Brightness in the Woods Ease Our Grief (While Seeking Higher Ground in the Sky)”, Art LTD Magazine, August 9, 2016 

Nova Benway, Co-Curator of the Open Sessions Program, Drawing Center, NY "Patte Loper's Seeking Higher Ground", Catalog Essay, Suyama Space, June, 2016 

Rock Hushka, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum  "Reconstructing the Ideals of Modernism", Catalogue Essay, Platform Gallery, May 2016 

Michael Upchurch, "How AIDS changed American art: Tacoma Art Museum show charts responses to the HIV crisis", The Seattle Times, October 18, 2015

Steve Bennett "Blue Star exhibit pushes boundaries of Drawing:  'Narrative Axis' challenges tradition", San Antonio Express-News, September 8, 2015
 
"Videos by Patter Loper 2009-2011", The Bottom Line, The Drawing Center Website, November 25, 2014

http://thebottomline.drawingcenter.org/2014/11/25/videos-by-patte-loper-2009-2011

Christian Caliandro, "Le Stick Things Di True Detective", Minima & Moralia, November 17, 2014, http://www.minimaetmoralia.it/wp/true-detective
 
Evin Billington, Artist Blends Found Objects with Traditional Painting, The Ithacan, February 19, 2014
 
Leah Modigliani, "The Thin Crust of the World: Patte Loper's Dismantled Landscapes", Catalog Essay, Ithaca College, Jan 2014

Helga Marsala, "Contemporary Dolomites 2013. The eruption continues" Artribune Magazine, August 9, 2013

“Project Building 110”, LMCC Catalogue, Essay by Melissa Levin, January 2013
 
Erin Langner, “Patte Loper’s Cinematic Curiosities”, New American Paintings, October 24, 2011

Kelton Sears, “The Stranger Suggests: Patte Loper”, The Stranger, October 6, 2011

Nicola Cechelli, “Edward Rosario/Patte Loper”, Flash Art, Italian Edition, April, 2010

Beatrice Ghiglione, “Empire. Ambizioni di conquista e paura del commando” Teknomedia, February 24, 2010

Brian Miller, “Visual Arts: Navigating by Memory”, Seattle Weekly, December 22, 2009

Regina Hackett, “Patte Loper's current landscape work has a unique appeal” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 10, 2008

Sheila Farr, “Even in the depths of darkness, a little lightness finds a way in” Seattle Times, June 27, 2008

Ruth Lopez. “Hybrid Transmission: Tradition and Technology Merge
at Glass Curtain’s ‘Bilingual,’” Time Out Chicago, November 22, 2007

Cate McQuaid. “She Takes Control With Her Bodies of Work,” Boston
Globe, Nov. 8, 2007

Sara S. King. “Santa Fe Summer Preview,” Art In America, June 1,
2007

Ben Davis. “Scope Hampered?” Artnet Magazine, July 20, 2006

Lucia Enriquez. “Bats and cats in root beer and deer, deer

everywhere,” The Seattle Times, June 9, 2006

Jen Graves. “Into the woods,” The Stranger, June 1–June 7 2006

Regina Hackett. “Galleries explore a new world of landscapes,”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 9, 2006

Molly Norris. “Let’s Face the Easel and Dance,” Art Access,
November 2005

Andrew Engelson. “Five Painters,” Seattle Weekly, July 13 – 19,
2005

Ruth Graham. “Art Calendar,” New York Sun, April 14, 2005

Judy Wagonfeld. “Innovative Pieces rise above the Rigid Foundation
of ‘Buildingwise’,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 30, 2004

Emily Hall. “Art News,” The Stranger, February 12-18 2004, 40

Emily Hall. “The Stranger Suggests,” The Stranger, February 5-11
2004, 23

Amy Berk. “New York Notebook,” Stretcher, www.stretcher.org,
September 25, 2003

Matthew Kangas, “Respite from the Cold and Gray in Belltown,” The
Seattle Times, December 5, 2003

Randy Wood, “The Armory Show,” Tablet Magazine, March 2003

Maria Porges. “Jewelry as Installation,” American Craft,
February/March 2002, 74.

Olga Azar. “‘Monster’ an elegant meeting of art and mind,” Mill Valley Herald, February 5 – 11, 2002, 1.

New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Competition Vol. 6, January
2002

Meredith Goldsmith. “She’s a Superfreak”
Chico Examiner, Chico, CA, November 2001

Matthew Kangas. “Northwest Annual 2001,” Seattle Times, Friday,
June 1, 2001

Regina Hackett. “Warehouse is going out with artistic flair,”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday, May 25, 2001

I magazine, exhibition announcement with photograph, San
Francisco, CA Spring 1999, 14.

Awards/Grants/Fellowships
2016
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York, NY

2014-2016
Drawing Center/Open Sessions Program
 
2014
Daynard Faculty Travel Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship
 
2013
Millay Colony Residency Fellowship
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency Fellowship

2012 
LMCC Swing Space Governor’s Island Residency Award

2011 
VCCA Residency Fellowship

2004 – 07, 14
Faculty Enrichment Grant, SMFA

2002 
Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship
Research Leave Grant, College of Graduate Studies Central Washington University

2001 
Summer Creativity Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University
 
Professional Experience
2015 – 
Department Chair, Drawing and Painting, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2004 -  
Regular and Graduate Faculty, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2007 - 10, 2011 - 12 
Area Head, Painting, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1999 - 2004
Assistant Professor, Art Department, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
1996 - 1999
Extension Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute

Visiting Artist Lectures/Critiques/Juries
2016
Artist Talk, Florida State University Department of Art Visiting Artist Series, Tallahassee, FL
2014
Artist Talk, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2012
Artist Talk, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Panelist, Connecticut Office of the Arts FY Fellowship Awards
Panelist, Conveyer Arts, Hoboken, NJ
Artist Talk, The New School, New York, NY
Critiques, Award Jury, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2006
Juror, Alden B. Dow Museum of Art and Technology, Midland, MI
2002
Artist Talk, University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
2000
Artist Talk, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
Artist Talk, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA
1999  
Artist Talk, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


Selected Public Collections
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH
Microsoft Collection, Seattle, WA
Rene di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA