A native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, Pat holds a B.A. in Painting and a MS in Education. She is an artist, teacher, designer and gilder.
She has been the recipient of two Chashama studio awards (New York City), a studio award at the Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund (Germany) and two Caravansari Residencies (Turkey). She is a Member-in-Network of the Dortmund Kunstlerhaus, Germany, and has exhibited in the US, Germany, Italy, Turkey and Bulgaria.