KKPBMGSH63-P, 2015 by Pat Lay

KKPBMGSH63-P, 2015 by Pat Lay


KKPBMGSH63-P, 2015
Mixed media archival pigment print and screen print
on Japanese Kozo paper with metallic ink, Ed. 15/15
24 x 12 inches

In the last decade Pat Lay’s artwork has focused on technological metaphors of the human experience. Her sculptures, made of fired clay, computer parts and other readymade elements, are hybrid, post human power figures that have cross-cultural references and question what it means to be human. In Lay’s collage works, digital images scanned from computer circuit boards are transformed into a new matrix.: a place created in response to our world of technological advancement and digital progress.

Lay has received two grants in sculpture from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation. She has been awarded three public art commissions including the installation of a large-scale site-specific sculpture in the sculpture park at the Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo, Norway.

Her most recent solo exhibition, Pat Lay: Myth, Memory and Android Dreams, curated by Lily Wei, was part of the Bending the Grid series at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. Other solo exhibitions include  those at the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey State Museum, and Douglass College, Rutgers University. She has shown internationally in Japan, Austria, Korea, China, Norway, Wales, and Slovakia. Works have been included in group exhibitions at the Jersey City Museum, Newark Museum, New Jersey State Museum, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Everson Museum, and the 1975 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lay's work is featured in a number of books including Lives and Works, Talks With Women Artists, Volume II by J. Arbeiter, B. Smith, S. Swenson.

A graduate of Pratt Institute and Rochester Institute of Technology, Lay is a retired Professor of Art, Montclair State University and has lived and worked in Jersey City, NJ since 1981.

More at: patlay.com

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