Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Patte Loper

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Ridgewood, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Patte Loper is an interdisciplinary artist trained in painting and who experiments with sculpture and video to produce installations exploring themes related to intersectional feminism, science, ecology, and the environmental humanities.

She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in New York City and Boston where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Loper has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Drawing Center in New York, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Bronx Museum, and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA.

While at MacDowell, Loper developed a large work on canvas as part of her ongoing project, "Laboratory for Other Worlds" to be shown on Governor's Island as part of New York University's Gallatin School Wetlab exhibition series. "Laboratory for Other Worlds" has previously been exhibited at the Mattress Factory, the Bellevue Arts Museum, and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art and Design.



Patte Loper worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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