Artist Features

Pat Boas

Boas, Pat. Untitled (SW3), 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

“It was not until 2012 that I began to use writing itself as image…. I became interested in the connections between reading, drawing and writing because they reveal so well the performative, bodily dimension of what we usually regard an act of consciousness alone.” – Pat Boas

Pat Boas’ work has been shown broadly in the region and beyond, including the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, Marylhurst University and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, in Portland; the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, Oregon; the Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming; the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle; and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is a 2017 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts, 2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellow and 2012 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellow. Reviews of Boas’ work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers. She is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, and is an associate professor in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Pat Boas