Born in Brooklyn, New York, with a B.A. in Painting from San Francisco State University, and a M.S.Ed. from Hunter College in New York City, Pat Arnao is an artist, designer, gilder and teacher.
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.