Pat Boas

Representation Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR


Solo and two-person exhibitions


Memo, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Cipher, Art in the Governor’s Office, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR

Logo(s), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Pat Boas & Michael Lazarus, Portland2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at  The Bush Barn, Salem, OR
Pat Boas & Jon Raymond, Portland2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at Art Adventure Gallery, Madras, OR
Encryption Machine, The Arlington Club, Portland, OR

The Word Hand, Performance Works Northwest, Portland, OR 
The Word Hand: Research/Rehearse, Weiden & Kennedy, Portland, OR
Record Record, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR 
Idiomsyncretic, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH 
Idiom, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

You have no companion but Night, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
Mutatis Mutandis, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR
Reading & Writing #5, Metropolitan Center for Public Art, Portland, OR
Word Work, IMAG, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR 
Textuaries, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Breath, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR 

Group exhibitions


Deeds Not Words, Sun Valley Museum of Art, Ketchum, ID, curated by Courtney Gilbert, project space commission 


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


Assemblage and Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Whacom Museum, Bellingham, WA
New Modernism, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition, 511 Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR
Functionally United, The White Box, Portland, OR
Contemporary Prints from Crow’s Shadow, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
Views from Oregon: Sixteen Artists, Ucross Foundation Gallery, Clearmont, WY

Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR 
Remote Impressions, Broadway Gallery, Lincoln Hall, Portland State Univ.

Words, Words, Words, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Transformation Chase, Northview Gallery, Portland, OR
New Art 2.0, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Crow's Shadow Press, Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center, Eugene, OR
Subtext (Three-person exhibition), Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
All the News That’s Fit to Print, Ctr for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Crow’s Shadow Biennial, Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Golden Spot Award Prints, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 
Oregon Artists in Collaboration with Crow’s Shadow Press, Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR, and Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR
Observer of Beautiful Forms/The Coat of Charms, World Portable Gallery Convention, Halifax, NS
Trust, Swigert Commons, Portland, OR 
Sending Signals, College of Fine Arts, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea 
Reading.Writing., Lisa Radon, curator, galleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR 
Re-Present, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR
Portland 2010: Oregon Biennial, Templeton Building, Portland, OR 
Portland 2010, White Box, Portland, OR 
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (Jurors’ Award)
Bestiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
The Daily News, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID 
Drawing(s): 40+ Artists/200 works, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR
The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
The Daily News, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY 
14th Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA 
Drawn Fictions, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR 
Sorta, curated by Meg Shiffler & Brian Wallis, Consolidated Works, Seattle
Book-Text-Language-Form, Campbell Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Slowness, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR (catalogue)
Palimpsest, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR 
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

2018 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship

2017 Hallie Ford Visual Arts Fellowship
2017 The Corporation of Yaddo Residency Fellowship
2016 Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant
2015 Ucross Fellowship, with Ford Family Foundation Travel Grant
2015 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant
2014 Artist Project Grant for The Word Hand, 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 
2010 Travel Grant, Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University
2011 Ford Family Foundation Connective Conversations Critic’s Visit Award
2009 Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2009 Grant, The Art Gym, Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
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
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 
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, pp. 74-75.

The Ford Family Foundation, Ucross/Djerassi: Oregon Artists at Work, 2017, reproductions, pp. 18-19
Sutinen, Paul, “Can Modernism be New Anymore?”Oregon Arts Watch, July 28, 2017
Briana Miller, “Portland2016 Biennial offers broadest survey …,” OregonLive, Aug. 5, 2016
The Art Gym, From this distance one might never imagine that it is alive, exhibition catalog, essays by Sue Taylor and Graham Bell, Marylhurst University, 2016
Johnson, Barry, "Considering the Art Gym's abstractions," Oregon Artswatch, 2/23/16,
Davis, Karl, "A Brief History of Crow's Shadow," College of the Arts, Portland State University, 2016
Rabin, Jennifer, "Logo(s)," Williamette Week, 1/27/16
Taylor, Sue, "Pictura/Poesis/Pictura," College of the Arts, Portland State University, 2015
Paul Weideman, “News prints: Artists transform the New York Times,” Pasatiempo, The New Mexican, 1/24/14
Maldonado, Victor, Catalogue essay for Trust,” Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2012
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, Stephanie. Terri 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, pp. 18-19 
Jablonski, Jeanine,, August 22, 2006
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, p. 24.
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, p. 5
Regional Arts & Culture Council, Here and Gone, 2003, pp. 16-17
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, Avantika Bawa and G. Minissale, eds, 2012 
Editor, [STUDIO]: Publication of PSU’s MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 2012-14
Co-editor, with Lisa Radon and Kristan Kennedy, [STUDIO]: Portland State University MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series Documentary Publication, Portland State University Department of Art, 2011-2012
Confluence, Trickhouse, Vol. 1, Winter 2010-11
Curator, Dialogical, 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, pp. 20-21
Review,  “Far From Here,” artUS, Jun/Aug 2004  
Review, “Later,” artUS, Jan/Feb 2004, p. 52
Catalogue essay, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” Linda Hutchins: Reiterations, 2003
Article, “Against the Current: Portland Art Scene Thrives in Hard Times,” Artweek, Sept 2003, p.12-13
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) 
Presentations, Panels, Lectures
Artist Panel, “Contemporary Prints from Crow’s Shadow,” Oregon College of Art and Craft, Jan. 2017
Panelist, "Contemporary Regionalism," with Michelle Grabner, Sue Taylor and Prudence Roberts, Portland State University MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series, April 2016
Artist Presenter, “The New Structure,” City Scope at Hand2Mouth Theater, August 2014 
Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Eastern Oregon University, Spring 2014
Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Santa Fe, March 31, 2014 
Gallery Talk, Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, March 2014 
Visiting Critic, University of Oregon Department of Art, March 2014

Artist Talk, Jentel Presents, Sagebrush Art Center, Sheridan, WY, September 2013

Gallery Talk for Portland Art Museum’s Graphic Arts Council, Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts Golden Spot Award Prints Exhibition, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, January 2013

Visiting Critic, MFA in Visual Studies Program, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR Nov. 2012

Visiting Artist, College of Fine Arts, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea, October 10-13, 2011 
Panelist, “The Abstraction Machine” for “Reading Art, Writing Art,” galleryHOMELAND, Portland, OR, August 13, 2011

Panel Moderator and Presenter, “Out of the Frying Pan,” FATE Biennial National Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2011

Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk for Record, Record, The Art Gym, September 2009

Speaker, Artists on Art: John McCracken and Philip Guston, Portland Art Museum, May 2009 
Visiting Artist, Art Department, University of Akron, September 2008

Visiting Artist, Art Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, November 2007 
Visiting Artist, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, October 2007

Visiting Artist, Art Department, Lewis and Clark College, November 2006

Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk, Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, August 2006 
Visiting Artist, Lecture for Mutatis Mutandis, Northview Gallery, PCC, Portland, OR, Oct 2005 
Visiting Artist, Lecture for The Daily News, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2005
Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk for Drawn Fictions, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, 2004

Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk for Book-Text-Language-Form, Campbell Gallery, Western Oregon University,Monmouth, OR, 2003

Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk for Slowness exhibition, The Art Gym, Marylhurst, OR, 2002

Visiting Artist, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, 2002

Resident Artist’s Talk, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, 2001

Visiting Artist, Pacific University Art Department, Forest Grove, OR, 1997

Visiting Artist, Gallery Talk, Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, 1997
Director, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, 2015-18
Associate Professor of Art Practice, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, 2015-present
Assistant Professor of Art Practice, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, 2010-2015
Coordinator, Master of Fine Arts In Contemporary Art Practice, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, 2007-2013
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 2003-2005
MFA Painting, Portland State University
BFA Printmaking, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Drawing & Painting, University of Akron