Pat Boas makes drawings, paintings, prints and digital projects about the activity of reading. Her work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, PDX Contemporary and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, in Portland, Oregon; the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, Oregon; the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Boise Art Museum; the Salt Lake Art Center; the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming; the Center on Contemporary Art and Consolidated Works in Seattle; the Cleveland Museum of Art and academic galleries nationally and internationally. In 2012, she received a Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and a Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Residency Award. Reviews of Boas’ work have appeared in Art in America and Art Papers. She teaches in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.