Pat Boas

Born: Chicago, IL; lives and works in Portland, OR

Representation Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Selected Awards, Grants, Residencies

2019 Artist Residency, Sun Valley Museum of Art, Hailey ID

2018 Individual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission

2017 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellowship, The Ford Family Foundation

2017 Corporation of Yaddo Fellowship

2016 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission

2015 Ucross Fellowship, Clearmont, WY

2013 Caldera Artist Residency, Sisters, OR

2013 Fellowship, Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY

2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship

2012 Golden Spot Artist Residency, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

2006 Jurors’ Award, Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2023 New Work, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR 

2019 Memo, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Logo(s), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Bush Barn, Salem, OR

2009 Record Record, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

2008 Idiomsyncretic, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

2005 Mutatis Mutandis, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR

2001 Reading & Writing #5, Metropolitan Center for Public Art, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Sensate Objects, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

2022 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, 2017-19, Oregon Contemporary, Portland, OR, 

2021 Deeds Not Words, Sun Valley Museum of Art, Ketchum, ID

2020 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts 2017-19, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene

2018 Assemblage & Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 New Modernism, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 Views from Oregon: Sixteen Artists, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Clearmont, WY

2016 Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2016 and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR

2015 Words, Words, Words, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 New Art 2.0, Eitlejorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

2014 All the News That’s Fit to Print, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2011 Sending Signals, Art Space, Ulsan, South Korea

2010 Re-Present, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2010 Portland 2010, A Biennial of Contemporary Art, White Box, Portland, OR

2006 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2006 The Daily News, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

2005 The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

2004 Drawn Fictions, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

2003 Sorta, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2002 Slowness, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Public Collections

Library of Congress Prints and Photography Collection

Microsoft Corporation

Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR

Bonnie Bronson Collection, Reed College, Portland, OR

City of Portland Portable Works

Menashe Properties, Portland, OR

Selected Reviews, Essays and Catalogues

Roberts, Prudence. "Patterns of Protest: Pat Boas and the Making of Sentinels,"110-17. Conditions: A Publication of the Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program. Eugene, Ore.: University of Oregon, 2022.

Collier, Patrick, "Pat Boas at Oregon Contemporary", Oregon Artswatch, Feb. 25, 2022

Sarah Sentilles, "Sentinels: Pat Boas and the Art of Reclaiming Freedom," Deeds Not Words exhibition catalogue, Sun Valley Museum of Art, 2021

Sun Valley Museum of Art, Deeds Not Words: Women Working for Change, 2021

The Ford Family Foundation, Pat Boas: Artist Guide, essay by Bean Gilsdorf, 2020

Grabner, Michelle and Prudence Roberts, A Reader on Place and Work/The Disjecta

Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta, 2016

Sutinen, Paul, “Can Modernism be New Anymore?”Oregon Arts Watch, July 28, 2017

Art Gym, From this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, Marylhurst University, 2016

Johnson, Barry, "Considering the Art Gym's abstractions," Oregon Artswatch, 2/23/16

Rabin, Jennifer, "Logo(s)," Williamette Week, 1/27/16

Taylor, Sue, "Pictura/Poesis/Pictura," College of the Arts, Portland State University, 2015

Paul Weideman, “Artists transform the New York Times,” Pasatiempo, The New Mexican

Taylor, Sue, Review, Art in America, January 2010 

Bowie, Chas, “Elizabeth Leach Gallery's 'Re-Present',” The Oregonian, 2/25/ 2010

Radon, Lisa, “Portland 2010,” Culturephile, Portland Monthly, Feb. 3, 2010

Snyder, S., T. Hopkins, Record Record, exhibition catalogue, Marylhurst University, 2009

Bowie, Chas, “All the faces fit to print,” The Oregonian, Oct. 16, 2009

Duford, Daniel, “’2006 Oregon Biennial’ at the Portland Art Museum,” Artweek, Oct 2006

Jablonski, Jeanine, Pat Boas: You have no companion but Night,, 8/22/06

Bowie, Chas, “Two Views of the Oregon Biennial,” The Mercury, Aug. 3, 2006 (reproduction)

Jennifer Gately, 2006 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum (catalogue essay, reproduction)

Schnoor, Christopher, “Paper Chase,” Boise Weekly, Feb 22, 2006

Zimmer, Willy, “Read All About it!”, The Casper Star-Tribune, 12/30/05

Blake, Victoria, “A Quarter-century of Quality,” The Oregonian A&E, Dec. 2, 2005

Tierney, Eric, “The Art of News,” Salt Lake Metro, April 2005

Kopman, Debra, “Previews,” Artweek, Feb 2005

Hackett, Regina, “Extra! Extra!: The Daily News,” Salt Lake Art Center (cat essay, repro) 2005

Ros, Jayla, The Organ, No. 10, March/April 2004

Hall, Emily, “SORT ME: The World Organized,” The Stranger, 2/27/03

Hackett, Regina, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/22/03

Stuart Horodner, Slowness, Marylhurst University, Feb 2003 (catalogue)

Allan, Lois, Portland Review, Art Papers, July/August, 2002, pp. 52-53