Pat Badt is a painter who also makes artist books. She has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including a National Endowment for the Arts grant in painting. She has exhibited in Brussels, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and places between. Her work is included in collections at the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia, the Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books at Oberlin College, Bryn Mawr College, University of Tennesee, and the Allentown Art Museum.
"I paint through a woven matrix of string that demands that I am always on the surface of the painting. The gesture is restricted and time is advanced in a kind of geologic accumulation of layers. These layers of paint become history. Their historical sources come from specific events and are often included as source material on the backs of the paintings or reflected in the titles.
I live in the Lehigh Valley, that’s where my main studio is, and I live in a more rural setting—there’s an apple orchard and a field of corn or soybeans outside my studio window that constantly inspire me.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825825937282
PERIOD: 21st Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 39" Width: 36" Depth: 0.75"
MATERIAL: Canvas, Paint
CREATOR: Pat Badt (Painter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States