BIO
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.

Pat Badt's work is inspired by location, filtered through experience and sensibility. She lives in an old farmhouse along the Jordan creek, surrounded by apple orchards, low mountains and the convergence of two creeks. Her work is about process, the putting down of paint through the appropriate handwriting, color, texture and scale.

Pat Badt is Professor Emeritus at Cedar Crest College. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My work is involved in finding coded representations of moments that reconstruct as memory.  I am interested in recording and making visual the quiet overlooked events that make up daily routine. 
 
Memory creates a kind of compression of experience. The work springs from specific experiences, however mundane like eating a meal, flying, delivering a talk at a conference.  I isolate the colors that represent specific experiences.  It feels like I am working within a very literal context, although I have always worked abstractly.
 
I paint through a woven matrix of string that demands that I am always on the surface of the painting.  Gesture is restricted and time is advanced in a kind of geologic accumulation of layers.  These layers of paint become a 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.
 
The act of painting is the vehicle by which I can mark and remember.  My work finds moments that I recover as memory.  Noticing color and texture is an activity worth paying attention to.  My elevator pitch would be: 
       I’m a painter working with straight parallel lines that build a matrix of color.  I find limitations cool.  I paint to create experiences of the everyday."  


Teaching Positions/Employment/ Education

Professor Emeritus, Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, M.F.A.
University of California Santa Cruz, B.A.


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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

(*indicates catalog/brochure also see Selected Catalogs and Publications heading below)

2020
Drawing Challenge IV, X Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC
Plain & Fancy, the Painting Center, New York City*
Passing Bittersweet, a tribute to Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights), curator Elizabeth Johnson, Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, PA*


2019
Plain & Fancy, Cedar Crest College, PA*
Plain & Fancy, Goundie House, Bethlehem Museums and Sites, PA*
A Collection of Lines, Brick + Mortar Gallery, PA
Great Expectations, Anita Shapolsky Foundation, PA, upcoming
Mother | Daughter@m.a.p.s., Brooklyn, NY
On the Rocks, Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC
Freed Formats, traveling book exhibition, various locations, CT, NY*
25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Painting Center, NY


2018
Black Out, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
Swamp, Hamilton Street Gallery, NJ
Warmer, Cedar Crest College Center for Visual Research, PA*


2017
Color: Primary to Tertiary, curator Lily Wei, Site|Brooklyn, NY
Artist 2017, LUAG, Lehigh University, PA
Uprise / Angry Women, Untitled Space, NYC


2016
Frames and Fragments, Fox Gallery NYC, NYC*
Band, Painting Center, NY*
21st C. Painting & Sculpture curator Gerald Jackson, Rush Art, NYC
Short Stories, Painting Center, NYC*
Notes from Malta, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN


2015
Art From The Boros III, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Pat Badt, Hidden Objects-Primary Sources, Cedar Crest College, PA*


2014
Painting Center, Benefit Exhibition, NY
Fresh Air, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
Girl Band, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA*


2013
Bibliophiladelphia, Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
Bound and Unbound II, University Libraries, Univ. of South Dakota*
From the Permanent Collection, Ewing Gallery, Univ. Knoxville, TN
Revealed, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN*
Fuse IV, The Cigar Factory, Allentown, PA*


2012
PartTime/FullTime/AlltheTime, Cedar Crest College, PA
Artist’s Books, Creative Structures, Allens Lane Art Center, PA
Search the Surface, Cedar Crest College, PA*


2011
Art for Clearwater, First Street Gallery, NY
Bau Residents Exhibition, Otranto Castle, Otranto, Italy
Word & Numbers, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL


2010
Space and Sequence, Phila. Center for the Book, Free Library, PA
Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, New Haven, CT*


2009
Across the Atlantic, Art in Embassies, Brussels, Belgium*
Precedent: A Contemporary Survey of FineArt, Univ. of Penn., PA
Stow and Bestow, Philadelphia Free Library, PA
Found and Bound, Phila. Center for the Book, Phila. Museum of Art
Faculty Exhibit, Cedar Crest College, PA
Marking the Land/scape, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo*


2008
SIM, Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland


2007
Paty Eiffe Gallery, SOLO SHOW, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA


2006
Some Serious Business, Southside NCC Gallery, Bethlehem, PA


2003
Tompkins Gallery, SOLO SHOW Cedar Crest College


2002
Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, PA


2001
Kim Foster Gallery, NY, NY


2000
Paintings and Books, SOLO SHOW Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA*


1998
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, N.J.


1995
Tompkins Gallery, Pat Badt: Made in Japan, Cedar Crest College
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA


1994
Tezukayama College, Nara, Japan, Two Artists


1993
M-13 Gallery, SOLO SHOW Project Room, New York, NY
Allentown Art Museum, Pat Badt Payne Hurd Gallery, PA*
1991
Mamaziam Gallery, Pat Badt, Framingham State College, MA


1990
Market Street Gallery, Venice CA Two Painters
Two Painters, M-13 Gallery, NY, NY


1988
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
R.C. Erpf Gallery, Pat Badt, New York, NY


1987
M-13 Gallery, NY, NY
White Columns, NY, NY

Installations and Collaborations (color and sound)

2019-2020

Plain & Fancy, travelling show, Goundie House, Cedar Crest College, Painting Center


2019

Route 22 Haiku, TRANSPORT @ Soft Machine Gallery, PA


2017

Experimentation/Improvisation, curators Rhonda Wall and Rick Salafia, Miller Gallery, Kutztown, PA
Edges | Transitions, Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, PA
Artist Biennial 2017, LUAG, Lehigh Unversity, PA


2016

Som + Cor, site-specific installation: color and sound, Evoramonte Castle, Portugal*


2015

PastPresent: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum*


2014

Quaker Harmonizer, Assembly, Montreal, Canada*

Pig Pen Project, Mayfair, Allentown, PA


2012

INTERSECTION, The Lab : Gallery, New York City, NY*


2007

On Ice,Lafayette College, Williams Center, Easton, PA


2006

Aspen w/Scott Sherk sound, Faculty Exhibition, Cedar Crest College
Terrain, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY


2003

Point, Line, Plane, collaboration with Scott Sherk, Lafayette College


2002

Lines, Pat Badt-Carolyn Segal, painting-poetry, Cedar Crest College


2000

Range; a sited environment, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

1999

Clouded Drawings, Marshall University, WV


1997

Hut View Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY*
HorizonLines Kim Foster Gallery, New York City

Collections
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Lebanon Family Health, Lebanon, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
Permanent Collection, American Embassy, Riga, Latvia
The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists' Books, Oberlin College, OH
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Private Collections

Selected Independent Curatorial Projects

2020
Plain & Fancy, travelling exhibition: The Goundie House Bethlehem, PA, Cedar Crest College, PA, the Painting Center, New York City, Kent State University, OH (2021)


2019
Third Barn Summer: Ara Osterweil-painting, David Baumflek,-presentation and Emily Climer, Aaron Rourk, Rachel Sherk-Dance in the Orchard


2018
Third Barn Fall: Seth Cluett-Sound Installation/Performance, Fredrick Wright Jones, Installation with video
The Third Barn Summer: Michael J. Schumacher’s Recreation in the Orchard


2016
Band, Painting Center, NY


2015
Allentown Art Museum, Past Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown, PA


2014
Girl Band, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA

Awards, Residencies and Events
In Response to the Grid, Panel Discussion, BAND, The Painting Center, 2016
OBRAS residency, Portugal, August 2016, August 2015
St. James Center for Creativity/VCCA, Malta, September 2015
VCCA, artist residency, Amherst, Virginia, March2012, January 2014
Presenter, Memoir Conference, Bethlehem, PA, April 2012
Bau Institute, artist residency, Otranto, Italy, June 2011
SIM; The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, month long residency in Iceland, 2008
Cedar Crest College, Research Grant, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1993
International Teachers Exchange, Tezukayama College, Nara, Japan 1994-1995
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship 1989-90
One-month artist residency exchange Paris, France, 1990
Rome Prize Finalist, American Academy in Rome, 1985

Selected Catalogs and Publications

Plain & Fancy, traveling exhibition, 2020

Passing Bittersweet, a tribute to Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights), curator Elizabeth Johnson, Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, PA, 2020

Freed Formats, traveling book exhibition, various locations, CT, NY, 2019

Warmer, Cedar Crest College Center for Visual Research, PA, 2018

Frames and Fragments, Fox Gallery NYC,  2017

Band, Painting Center, NY, 2016

Short Stories, Painting Center, NYC, 2016

Som + Cor, installation: color - sound, Evoramonte Castle, Portugal, 2016
Allentown Art Museum, Past Present: Conversations Across Time, 2015

Pat Badt: Hidden Objects-Primary Sources, Cedar Crest College, PA, 2015

Assembly, Quaker Harmonizer, Montreal, Canada, 2014

Girl Band, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA, 2014

Bound and Unbound II, University Libraries, Univ. of South Dakota, 2014

Revealed, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, 2014

Fuse IV, The Cigar Factory, Allentown, PA, 2014

Search the Surface, Cedar Crest College, PA, 2012

INTERSECTION, The Lab : Gallery, New York City, NY, 2012

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, New Haven, CT, 2010

Across the Atlantic, Art in Embassies, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Marking the Land/scape, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, 2008                                       
Paintings and Books, SOLO SHOW Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2000
Allentown Art Museum,SOLO SHOW Payne Hurd Gallery, PA, 1993                           
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY Hut View, 1997


Selected Bibliography 

Artist Profile, Easton Irregular, September 2014, Luke Wynne
Professor Celebrates Sweet Life, HAKOL, April 2014,Bathsheba Monk
Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, January 20, 2014, WDIY radio
Abstract Art, Knoxville News, knoxvillenews.com, 2013
Art Collection of the US Embassy, Riga Lativia, Camile Benton, 2012
Inventive Structures, Books Beyond the Codex,2010
Show and Bestow, Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books, Oberlin College, 2010
Art Across the Atlantic, exhibition catalog NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Marking the Land/scape, catalog SUNY Geneseo, 2008
“A Life in Art”, Geoff Gehman, The Morning Call, 2001
Ultimate Still Life, Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2000