Pat Boas

Representation Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Solo and two-person exhibitions

2019 Memo, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2017 Cipher, Art in the Governor’s Office, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
2016 Logo(s), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2016 Pat Boas & Michael Lazarus, Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta at The Bush Barn, Salem, OR
2016 Pat Boas & Jon Raymond, Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta at Art Adventure, Madras, OR
2015 Encryption Machine, The Arlington Club, Portland, OR
2014 The Word Hand, Performance Works Northwest, Portland, OR
2014 The Word Hand: Research/Rehearse, Weiden & Kennedy, Portland, OR
2009 Record Record, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
2008 Idiomsyncretic, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2007 Idiom, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2006 You have no companion but Night, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Mutatis Mutandis, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 Reading & Writing #5, Metropolitan Center for Public Art, Portland, OR
2001 Word Work, IMAG, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
2000 Textuaries, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1997 Breath, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Group exhibitions

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

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

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

2021 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellows 2017-19, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

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

2018 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
2018 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Whacom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2017 New Modernism, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
2017 Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition, 511 Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR
2017 Functionally United, The White Box, Portland, OR
2017 Contemporary Prints from Crow’s Shadow, Hoffman Gallery, OCAC, Portland, OR
2017 Views from Oregon: Sixteen Artists, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Clearmont, WY
2016 Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
2016 Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
2016 And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
2015 Words, Words, Words, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Transformation Chase, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 New Art 2.0, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Subtext, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
2014 All the News That’s Fit to Print, Ctr for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Crow’s Shadow Biennial, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
2013 Crow’s Shadow Golden Spot Award, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR
2012 The Coat of Charms, World Portable Gallery Convention, Halifax, NS
2011 Sending Signals, College of Fine Arts, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea
2011 Reading.Writing., Lisa Radon, curator, galleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR
2010 Re-Present, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR
2010 Portland 2010: Oregon Biennial, Templeton Building, Portland, OR
2010 Portland 2010: Oregon Biennial, White Box, Portland, OR
2006 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (Jurors’ Award)
2006 Bestiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 The Daily News, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2005 Drawing(s): 40+ Artists/200 works, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
2005 The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 The Daily News, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
2004 14th Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2004 Drawn Fictions, Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
2003 Sorta, curated by Meg Shiffler & Brian Wallis, Consolidated Works, Seattle
2003 Book-Text-Language-Form, Campbell Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
2002 Slowness, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR (catalogue)
2001 Palimpsest, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2001 Biennial Review of Northwest Art and Craft, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

2021 Project Space Commission for Deeds Not Words Exhibition, Sun Valley Museum of Art

2021 Nominee, United States Artist Fellowship

2018 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship

2018 Ford Family Foundation Connective Conversations Critic’s Visit Award

2017 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellowship
2017 The Corporation of Yaddo Residency Fellowship
2016 Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant
2015 Ucross Residency Fellowship, Ford Family Foundation Travel Grant
2015 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant
2014 Artist Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council
2013 Caldera Artist Residency
2013 Jentel Foundation Residency Fellowship
2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship
2012 Bonnie Bronson Collection Purchase Award
2012 Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony Residency
2012 Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist Residency Award, Crow's Shadow
2011 Ford Family Foundation Connective Conversations Critic’s Visit Award
2009 Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2009 Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Exhibition Support
2006 Jurors’ Award, 2006 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum
2005 Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council
2002 Artist Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2001 Drawing Residency, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2001 Installation Art Space Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR

1998 Gordon Gilkey Printmaking Award

Public Collections

United States Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Microsoft Corporate Collection

Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon

Bonnie Bronson Collection, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
City of Portland, Portable Works Collection, Portland, Oregon
Menashe Properties, Portland, OR
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

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

The Ford Family Foundation, Ucross/Djerassi: Oregon Artists at Work, 2017, reproductions
Sutinen, Paul, “Can Modernism be New Anymore?”Oregon Arts Watch, July 28, 2017
Briana Miller, “Portland2016 Biennial offers broadest survey …,” OregonLive, Aug. 5, 2016
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
Row, D.K., “2012 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship,” The Oregonian, March 21, 2012
Taylor, Sue, Review, Art in America, January 2010 (reproduction)
Bowie, Chas, “Elizabeth Leach Gallery's 'Re-Present',” The Oregonian, 2/25/ 2010
Radon, Lisa, “Portland 2010,” Culturephile, Portland Monthly, Feb. 3, 2010
Paulsen, Ryan and Anna Gray, eds., A Limited Anthology of Edits, Special Projects Press, 2010
Snyder, S., T. Hopkins, Record Record, exhibition catalogue, Marylhurst University, 2009
Radon, Lisa, “Review: Pat Boas Record Record,” Culturephile, Portland Monthly, Oct. 25, 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)
Row, D.K., “Surveying the Scene,” The Oregonian, Jul 31, 2006
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
Engelson, Andrew, “Visual Arts Pick: Northwest Annual,” Seattle Weekly, Nov 10, 2004 (repro)
Ros, Jayla, The Organ, No. 10, March/April 2004
Regional Arts & Culture Council, Here and Gone, 2003
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
D.K. Rowe, “In the Blink of an Eye,” The Oregonian, March 1, 2002 pp. 57-59

Selected Publications/Editorial and Curatorial Projects

Video drawing, “Untitled (Syncope),” Drain Magazine, 2012
Confluence, Trickhouse, Vol. 1, Winter 2010-11
Curator, Dialogical, The Bush Barn/Salem Art Association, January–February, 2010
Essay, “Holly Andres: Stories from a Short Street,” essay, INSIGHT 2007, Photomedia Center
Curator and catalogue essay, Portland Modern, Issue #3, October 2005
Catalogue essay, “Reallegories,” Core Sample: Portland Art Now, ClearCut Press, 2004
Review, “Eric Stotik and Masao Yamamoto at PDX,” Art Papers, Nov/Dec, 2004
Review, “State of Affairs,” artUS, Sept-Oct 2004, p. 54
Studio Visit essay, “The Un-Storyteller: Los Angeles’ Joe Biel,” Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2004
Review, “Far From Here,” artUS, Jun/Aug 2004
Review, “Later,” artUS, Jan/Feb 2004
Catalogue essay, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” Linda Hutchins: Reiterations, 2003
Article, “Against the Current: Portland Art Scene Thrives in Hard Times,” Artweek, Sept 2003
Review, “Rothenburg: The Shame Bath,” Art Papers, May/June 2003
Review, “Lou Cabeen and Linda Welker at The Art Gym,” Art Papers, Mar/Apr 2003
Review, “Rita Robillard: Time and Place,” Art Papers, Mar/Apr 2001
Review, “Julia Fenton and damali ayo at Mark Woolley Gallery,” Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2002
Review, “’La, La, La, La: Recent Sonia Boyce’ at Reed College,” Art Papers, Sept/Oct 2001
Contributing Editor for Artweek, 2000-2007 (list of reviews available on request)