Born: Buffalo, New York, United States
Patty Wallace is a photographer, painter, and media artist whose work has appeared in galleries and museums across the world as well as in various publications and on television. She lives and works in Williamsville, N.Y.
Wallace studied visual art and media at the University at Buffalo, where she earned a BA in Studio Art and an MA in Humanities. She has exhibited her work at various galleries and museums including CEPA Gallery (sometimes in collaboration with Gary Nickard) , Big Orbit Gallery, and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, all in Buffalo, N.Y., Kunsthaus am Hofgarten Gallery (Munich, German) and the Puffin Room Gallery (New York City). Her photography is in the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Castellani Art Museum (Niagara University, N.Y.), and Light Work (Syracuse, N.Y.).Wallace has received many awards and grants from organizations including the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Benton Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her professional experience includes photographing for the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Brooklyn Museum.
Listen to Patty Wallace's Living Legacy Project interview at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.