Pat Oleszko arrived with a truckload o' art/supplies in a disparate attempt to spin straw into gelt that includes construction for The Scare/Crows/Feat, an installation for a mighty conflagration; Pat's Last Tapes, a staged show; and, when the snow gets deep inside the studio, furtive two-dimensional ruminations for a book of her performative and mixed media addled-ventures entitled Clothes Crawls and Cunning Stunts.Oleszko has worked everywhere from the popular art forms of the street, party, parade, stage, film and burlesque house, to the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, from Sesame Street Magazine to Ms, Playboy, and Artforum. A (literally) much-decorated artist, she has been rewarded for her perverse efforts with four NEA grants, four NYFAs, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, the DAAD (Berlin), and a Bessie for Sustained Achievement.
Pat Oleszko worked in the Alexander studio.
Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…