Patte Loper is a painter who experiments with sculpture and video, 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 Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of fine Arts, Boston. Loper received her BS in GRaphic Design from Florida State University in 1990 and then went on to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Study in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Florida from 1994-1995. She received her MFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 1997.
She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including the Drawing Center New York, The Licini Museum Ascoli Piceno Italy, LMCC's Art Center on Governor's Island New York, the PalaentologicalMuseum Cortina Italy, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Westbeth Gallery New York, the ISE Foundation New York, and the Center on Contemporary Art Seattle. Her work has been reviewed in the Italian edition of Flash Art, Artnet, Time Out, Chicago, and the Boston Globe, and is in the collections of the Rene di Rosa Foundation, the Microsoft Corporation, and the Hirshhorn Museum. She participated in residency fellowships at the Millay Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Center's Swing Space, and is currently participating in the Drawing Center's Open Sessions program. Loper's work is currently represented through Platform Gallery, Seattle and Massimo-Carasi, the Flat, Milan.