Pat Boas’ practice is grounded in a love of color, form and the bodily dimension of language-based activities.
She has been featured in exhibitions including the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, in Portland, Oregon; the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon; the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. She is the recipient of the 2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, as well as grants and residencies from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, among others. Reviews of Boas’ work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Portland State University.