Professor of Art
M.F.A., West Virginia University
B.F.A., Louisiana State University
K2162 South Kohrman Hall
410 Park Trades Center www.patriciavillalobos.com
"My work is a hybrid practice of prints, photos, videos, multiples and installations. I am primarily interested in how reproducible forms of representation can alter our notions of singularity. My installations play with the tension between the three-dimensional physicality of sculpture and architecture as well as the ephemeral nature of video and sound. I am interested in the nature of power and relationships of dependence; I examine these through the use of sculptural forms as contaminants within architectural spaces as well as videos dealing with the body in a transnational political context. In this way my work questions our sense of stability; I am intrigued by how time can seem to be suspended as we enter and exit spaces in a state of flux – some geographical, others virtual, pointing to a concurrent state of dissolution (dissociation) and hyper-embodiment."
Recent individual exhibitions include Mesoparasitio <13°41'33"N 89°14'30"W> at MARTE, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, (San Salvador, El Salvador), 2011; Outbreak at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Pittsburgh, PA), 2010; Aguasmalas (Blackwaters) at MediaNoche (New York, NY), 2008; Aflujo•Afflux at Artist Image Resource (Pittsburgh, PA) and Laura Mesaros Gallery, (Morgantown, WV), 2006; Alamar (Asea) at PROYECTO'ACE (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2006; and Hoverings at Artist Image Resource (Pittsburgh, PA), 2005. Notable group exhibitions include the VII Biennial of Visual Arts of Nicaragua (Managua); IV Splitgraphic Biennial (Split, Croatia), 2009; Gestures 13 at the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), 2009; Transfer Lounge at Forja ArteContemporáneo (Valencia, Spain) also at SPACE Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA), 2009; Estrago Ecológico at Universidad Centro Americana (UCA) (Managua, Nicaragua), 2009; Imprint 2008: Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial (Warsaw, Poland); Third International Biennale for the Artist's Book 2008 (Alexandria, Egypt), 2008; EntreMuros / BetweenWalls (Miami, FL and Guanajuato, Mexico), 2008; IX International Cuenca Biennial (Cuenca, Ecuador), 2007; Point of View at Gallery MC (New York, NY), 2007; Falun Triennial at Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden), 2007; and the International Print Triennial (Krakow, Poland & Oldenburg, Germany), 2006. Notable grants include the Oregon Arts Council Fellowship, PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and residencies at Artist Image Resource, The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and the MacDowell Arts Colony.