The work on this page reflects my professional practice in painting and interdisciplinary work. Examples of student work are shown below my studio work.

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Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25’

Description: Installation view of large site-responsive installation at Suyama Space in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, WA. This work was designed to respond to the palette and spacial qualities of the gallery. I spent several days examining how light moved through the space before deciding where and how build.


Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25’

Description: Partial installation view, (North wall). The forms are loosely based on Seattle’s landscape and merge urban planning, activism, and midcentury aesthetics into an installation critiquing both past and recent development projects that have endangered Seattle's coastline and greatly added to the city's environmental vulnerability.

Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25'

The goal was to create a complex visual environment that considers historical land regrade techniques, theories of aesthetic formalism, historic disenfranchisement of minority groups and women, and the relationship of these three areas of study to environmental degradation. This drives the complex physicality of the installation.

Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25'

Description: The work responded to the dimensions of the space, including the high ceiling. I built a series of chutes that reached to the upper beams. The chutes referenced regrade methods used in the historic Denny Hill Regrade, in which a large downtown hill was dismantled and the resulting mud, dirt, and rocks were sent into neighboring Elliot Bay.

Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25'

Description: Paint was directed down the chutes onto platforms and the floor, loosely representing the movement of soil from the hill to the bay.

Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25'

Description: Further complicating the visual and conceptual content of the installation, 2D works formally referencing cubism and also astronomer Percival Lowell’s drawings of the channels of Mars are placed into the structure at various places.


Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Still Life With Percival
2016
Oil on canvas
48" x 36"

Description: The Lowell drawings and paintings included in the installation point to the difficulty of accurate perception - Lowell’s visionary channels were debunked when they turned out to be tracings of his own cornea reflected through a telescope.


Patte Loper . Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
Installation View, Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
2016
Scavenged wood, cardboard, duct tape, glue gun, latex paint, graphite on Dura-lar, oil on canvas, foam core, animated video, video player.
25’ x19’ x 25'

Description: Paint chute running past oil on canvas.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Still Life WithEyeball
2016
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"

Description: The paintings also loosely reference cubism and its fragmenting of the body.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Sparkly Darkly, installation in progress, studio view
2016
Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Variable

Description: Installation in progress for forthcoming exhibition.


Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Still Life With Fire
2015
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"

Description: The paintings and structure closely interrelate, often with fragments of the installation serving as models for observational painting, and/or paintings inserted into the installations.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Sparkly Darkly, installation in progress, studio view
2016
Oil on canvas, cardboard, paper mache’, wood, scavenged material, glue gun, insulating tape, DVD player, digital projector
Variable

Description: Installation in progress for forthcoming exhibition. Along with paintings, projected and imbedded videos are an important component of the work. For a viewing of video work, see https://vimeo.com/user5842511

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Untitled Still Life With Mysterious Action II
2015
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Untitled Still Life With Mysterious Action I
2015
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"

Patte Loper . Oil on linen
A Plea for Better
2016
Oil on linen
58" x 48"

Patte Loper . Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
Power Exchange Unit
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
70" x 42" x 47"

Description: For this work, I was interested in forming a visual exchange with the audience, I began by making an odd and complex form designed to be ‘interpreted’ by the audience through drawing.


Patte Loper . Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
Power Exchange Unit, installation view, Drawing Center, Main Gallery 2015
2015
Salvaged material, duct tape, insulating foam, metal tape, latex paint, laptop computer, digital projector, animated video shown as a loop
70" x 42" x 47"

Built to entice audience members to create drawings - drawings were collected, saved to a laptop, and projected onto the screen at the front of the unit. In the action of the audience drawing, the archiving and exhibiting of the drawings on the screen, created a circular exchange in a single ‘unit’. The unit took on aspects of a science fiction robot or structure, as well as act as a sort of Rube Goldberg Machine.



Patte Loper . Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Description: This small sculptural installation was exhibited under a set of stairs in the Lab Space at the Drawing Center in NYC, responding to a strange architectural space. The piece was created by imbedding drawings, videos, and fragmented remains of older sculptures into a structure.


Patte Loper . Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

Description: In keeping with my interest in responding to both the environment and history of an exhibition space, this work responded to the Drawing Center's recent posthumous exhibition of paper architect Lebbeus Woods' drawings.


Patte Loper . Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD Player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop.
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD Player, MP3 player, animated video shown as a loop.
52" x 50" x 72"

Description: The piece involved research into Lebbeus Woods' process only to invert it - Woods' structural drawings were often considered too difficult to build. My goal was to create a structure so complex, it could be considered impossible, or at least extremely difficult to draw.

Patte Loper .
Graduate Thesis/Graduate Advising
2011

The work on this page reflects my teaching practice in painting and interdisciplinary approaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Graduate Thesis Work
This artist used performance and figurative painting to explore feminist presentations of the female body.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Graduate Thesis Work
2010
Oil on canvas
48" x 60"

This artist used performance and figurative painting to explore feminist presentations of the female body.

Patte Loper . Oil on Canvas
Graduate Thesis Work
2010
Oil on Canvas
47" x 41"

This student uses traditional modes of painting the figure and the landscape – particularly influenced by the Hudson River School painters - to explore his gender transition while also subverting and exploiting patriarchal modes of visual representation.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Graduate Thesis Work
2010
Oil on canvas
47" x 41"

This student uses traditional modes of painting the figure and the landscape – particularly influenced by the Hudson River School painters - to explore his gender transition while also subverting and exploiting patriarchal modes of visual representation.

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Graduate Thesis
2010
Oil on canvas
47" x 41"

This student uses traditional modes of painting the figure and the landscape – particularly influenced by the Hudson River School painters - to explore his gender transition while also subverting and exploiting patriarchal modes of visual representation.

Patte Loper . Graphite on paper
Thesis Work
2010
Graphite on paper

This student utilized figurative drawing based on photographic self portraiture and performance to explore male sexuality.

Patte Loper . Ball point pen on paper
Graduate Advising
2011
Ball point pen on paper
Variable

This student used accumulations of tiny drawings made with ball point pen to explore biological and social aspects of genetic modification.

Patte Loper . Ball point pen on paper
Graduate Advising
2011
Ball point pen on paper
Variable

This student used accumulations of tiny drawings made with ball point pen to explore biological and social aspects of genetic modification.

Patte Loper . , Acrylic, spray paint, sand medium, and paper on canvas
Thesis Work
2015
, Acrylic, spray paint, sand medium, and paper on canvas
38" x 48"

This student explored formal painterly elements of spray paint, graffiti, and Photoshop manipulation in an effort to explore the digital sublime.


Patte Loper . , Acrylic, spray paint, sand medium, and paper on canvas
Thesis Work
2015
, Acrylic, spray paint, sand medium, and paper on canvas
38" x 48"

This student explored formal painterly elements of spray paint, graffiti, and Photoshop manipulation in an effort to explore the digital sublime.


Patte Loper . Mixed Media
Graduate Thesis
2015
Mixed Media
Dimensions variable

This student utilized research into experimental architecture to explore themes of memory, loss, family, and the home. All components of this installation were designed to be transported inside the central ‘house’, then unpacked and installed onsite.

Patte Loper . Acyrlic, ink, wood, and graphite on canvas
Graduate Advisee Work
2015
Acyrlic, ink, wood, and graphite on canvas

This student utilized research into experimental architecture to explore themes of memory, loss, family, and the home.

Patte Loper . Acyrlic, ink, wood, and graphite on canvas
Graduate Advisee Work
2015
Acyrlic, ink, wood, and graphite on canvas

This student utilized research into experimental architecture to explore themes of memory, loss, family, and the home.

Patte Loper . Mixed Media
Graduate Advisee Work
2014
Mixed Media

This student experimented with construction materials and sewing and crochet techniques, creating ‘wounds’ in the surface of the construction and then repairing them using traditionally domestic and feminine methods.

Patte Loper .
Graduate Thesis/
2015

This student actively experimented with provisional building techniques to explore themes of family, class, male sexuality, and religion.

Patte Loper . Oil on Canvas
Introduction to Observational Painting, Black and White Still Life
2013
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"

Learning Objectives: Composition, Line Quality, Light and Dark Harmony, Pictorial Space, Paint Mixing, Lean to Fat Paint Application, Direct Observation


Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Introduction to Observational Painting Color Still Life from Nature
2013
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Learning Objectives: Composition, Line Quality, Light and Dark Harmony, Pictorial Space, Paint Mixing, Lean to Fat Paint Application, Direct Observation, Color Mixing, Texture

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Introduction to Observational Painting Color Still Life from Nature
2013
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Learning Objectives: Composition, Line Quality, Light and Dark Harmony, Pictorial Space, Paint Mixing, Lean to Fat Paint Application, Direct Observation, Color Mixing, Texture

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Introduction to Observational Painting Color Still Life from Nature
2013
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Learning Objectives: Composition, Line Quality, Light and Dark Harmony, Pictorial Space, Paint Mixing, Lean to Fat Paint Application, Direct Observation, Color Mixing, Texture

Patte Loper . Oil on canvas
Introduction to Observational Painting Color Still Life from Nature
2014
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"

Learning Objectives: Composition, Line Quality, Light and Dark Harmony, Pictorial Space, Paint Mixing, Lean to Fat Paint Application, Direct Observation, Color Mixing, Texture

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