Biography

from Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird – Wallace Stevens

“I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendos,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.”

Patricia Altschul was born in 1958 in Hempstead, NY. She has a background in painting, studio art and teaching. She currently resides in Sacramento, CA.

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Education

  • 1982 University of California, Davis MFA, emphasis painting
  • 1980 University of California, Davis BA, studio art

Teaching & Related Experience

  • 1989 – 2000 Instructor, American River College, Sacramento, CA
  • 1987 – 1990 Faculty member, Southside Art Center, Sacramento, CA
  • 1991 STARTS Grant, Artists in the Schools
  • 1982 Female Imagery and Aesthetics (lecture), Women’s Seminar, U.C. Davis
  • 1980 – 1982 Teaching Assistant, U.C. Davis
  • 1982 Assistant, Joan Joanas Multi-Media performance of “Double Lunar Dogs”, R.L. Nelson Gallery, U.C. Davis
  • 1981 Technical and Aesthetic Consultant, Women Artisans Cooperative, Lama Kara, Togo, West Africa
  • 1981 Research – Assistant/Instructor for U.S.A.I.D. Togo Project, Togo, West Africa

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