Pat Badt is a painter who also makes unique books.  She has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including a National Endowment for the Arts grant in painting. She has exhibited in Brussels, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and places between. Her work is included in collections at the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia, the Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books at Oberlin College, Bryn Mawr College, University of Tennesee and the Allentown Art Museum.

Pat Badt's work is inspired by location, filtered through experience and sensibility. She lives in an old farmhouse along the Jordan creek, surrounded by apple orchards, low mountains and the convergence of two creeks. Her work is about process, the putting down of paint through the appropriate handwriting, color, texture and scale.

Pat Badt is Professor Emeritus at Cedar Crest College. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

My work is involved in finding coded representations of moments that reconstruct as memory.  I am interested in recording and making visual the quiet overlooked events that make up daily routine. 
Memory creates a kind of compression of experience. The work springs from specific experiences, however mundane like eating a meal, flying, delivering a talk at a conference.  I isolate the colors that represent specific experiences.  It feels like I am working within a very literal context, although I have always worked abstractly.
I paint through a woven matrix of string that demands that I am always on the surface of the painting.  Gesture is restricted and time is advanced in a kind of geologic accumulation of layers.  These layers of paint become a history.  Their historical sources come from specific events and are often included as source material on the backs of the paintings or reflected in the titles.
The act of painting is the vehicle by which I can mark and remember.  My work finds moments that I recover as memory.  Noticing color and texture is an activity worth paying attention to.  My elevator pitch would say:  I’m a painter working with gridded fields of color.  I paint to create abstract memories of everyday experiences.  That’s where I believe beauty resides.

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions (*indicates catalog/brochure also see Catalog link above)

Installations and Collaborations
2017 Experimentation/Improvisation, Curated by Rhonda Wall and                          Rick Salafia, Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, PA
2017 Edges | Transitions, Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, PA
2017 Artists Biennial 2017, (Flow, this too shall pass), LUAG, Lehigh
                   Univ., PA
2016 Som + Cor, site-specific installation: color and sound,
                   Evoramonte  Castle, Portugal*
2015 Past Present: Conversations Across Time After Lodi with Sound 
, Allentown Art Museum, PA*
2014 Assembly, Quaker Harmonizer, Montreal, Canada*
2014 Pig Pen Project, Mayfair, Allentown, PA
2012 INTERSECTION, The Lab : Gallery, New York City, NY*
2007 Lafayette College, On Ice, Williams Center, Easton, PA
2006 Aspen with Scott Sherk sound, Faculty Exhibition
                    Cedar Crest College, PA  
2006 Kim Foster Gallery, Terrain, New York, NY  
2003 Lafayette College, Point, Line, Plane, collaboration with
                    Scott Sherk  
2002 Cedar Crest College, Lines, paintings and poetry,
                    Pat Badt - Carolyn Segal

2000 Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN Range; a sited environment
1999 Marshall University,Clouded Drawings    
1997 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY*             
1997 Kim Foster Gallery, New York Cit
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions (*indicates catalogue/brochure)
2018 Black Out, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
2018 Swamp, Hamilton Street Gallery, NJ
2018 WARMER, Cedar Crest College Center for Visual Research, PA
2017 Color: Primary to Tertiary, Site|Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Artists Biennial 2017, (Blues on Paper), LUAG, Lehigh University, PA
2017 Uprise / Angry Women, Untitled Space, NYC
2016 Frames and Fragments, Fox Gallery NYC, NYC*
2016 Band, Painting Center, NY*
2016 21st Century Painting and Sculpture curated by Gerald Jackson,
                     Rush Art Gallery, NYC
2016 Short Stories, Painting Center, NYC*
2016 Notes from Malta, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
2015 Art From The Boros III, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
2015 Pat Badt: Hidden Objects-Primary Sources, Cedar Crest College,PA*
2014 Painting Center, Benefit Exhibition, NY
2014 Fresh Air, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
2014 Girl Band, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA*
2013-14 Bibliophiladelphia, Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Bound and Unbound II, University Libraries, University of SD
2013 Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection, Ewing Gallery, Univ.
                      Knoxville, TN
2013 Revealed, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN*
2013 Fuse IV, The Cigar Factory, Allentown, PA*
2012 PartTime/FullTime/AlltheTime, Lachaise Center, Cedar Crest
                     College, PA
2012 Artist’s Books, Creative Structures, Allens Lane Art Center, PA
2012 Search the Surface, Lachaise Center for Visual Research, Cedar
                     Crest College, PA*
2011 Art for Clearwater, First Street Gallery, NY
2011 Bau Residents Exhibition, Otranto Castle, Otranto, Italy
2011 Word & Numbers, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2010 Space and Sequence, Phila. Center for the Book, Free Library,
                     Philadelphia, PA
2010 Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, CAW, CT*
2009-2010 Across the Atlantic, Art in Embassies, Brussels, Belgium*
2009 Precedent: A Contemporary Survey of Fine Art, Univ. of Penn., PA
2009 Stow and Bestow, Philadelphia Free Library, PA
2009 Found and Bound, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia
                    Museum of Art
2008 Faculty Exhibit, Lachaise Gallery, Cedar Crest College             
2008 Marking the Land/scape, Lederer Gallery, SUNY, Geneseo*
2008 SIM, Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland       
2007 Paty Eiffe Gallery, SOLO SHOW, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA   
2006 Some Serious Business, Southside NCC Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
2003 Tompkins Gallery, SOLO SHOW Cedar Crest College
2002 Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, PA   
2001 Kim Foster Gallery, NY, NY         
2000 Paintings and Books, SOLO SHOW Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA*
1998 Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, N.J.           
1995 Tompkins Gallery, SOLO SHOW Cedar Crest College Pat Badt: Made
                        in Japan

1995 New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA  
1994 Tezukayama College, Nara, Japan, Two Artists
1993 M-13 Gallery, SOLO SHOW Project Room, New York, NY
1993 Allentown Art Museum, SOLO SHOW Payne Hurd Gallery, PA*
1991 Mamaziam Gallery, SOLO SHOW Framingham State College, MA
1990 Market Street Gallery, Venice CA Two Painters  
1990 Two Painters, M-13 Gallery, NY, NY                                           
1988 Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA           
1988 R.C. Erpf Gallery SOLO SHOW New York, NY                
1987 M-13 Gallery, NY, NY                                             
1987 White Columns, NY, NY                                         
Awards, Residencies and Events
OBRAS residency, Portugal, August 2016, August 2015
St. James Center for Creativity/VCCA, Malta, September 2015
VCCA, artist residency, Amherst, Virginia, March 2012, January 2014
Presenter, Memoir Conference, Bethlehem, PA, April 2012
Bau Institute, artist residency, Otranto, Italy, June 2011
SIM; The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, month long residency in Iceland, 2008
Cedar Crest College, Research Grant, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1993
International Teachers Exchange, Tezukayama College, Nara, Japan 1994-1995
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship 1989-90
One-month artist residency exchange Paris, France, 1990
Rome Prize Finalist, American Academy in Rome, 1985
Public Collections
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Lebanon Family Health, Lebanon, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
Permanent Collection, American Embassy, Riga, Latvia
The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists' Books, Oberlin College, OH
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Private Collections

Selected Bibliography
Artist Profile, Easton Irregular, September 2014, Luke Wynne
Professor Celebrates Sweet Life, HAKOL, April 2014, Bathsheba Monk
Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, January 20, 2014, WDIY radio
Abstract Art, Knoxville News,, 2013
Art Collection of the US Embassy, Riga Lativia, Camile Benton, 2012
Inventive Structures, Books Beyond the Codex, Creative Arts Workshop, 2010
Show and Bestow, Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books, Oberlin College, 2010
Art Across the Atlantic, exhibition catalog NATO, Brussels, Belgium, 2009
Marking the Land/scape, catalog SUNY Geneseo, 2008
“A Life in Art”, Geoff Gehman, The Morning Call, 2001
Ultimate Still Life, Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2000