ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in New York City, Pat Jow studied drawing and design at Syracuse University, School of Art (1970). Then she studied painting and design at Hunter College of the City University of New York (1971-72). She then concentrated on printmaking, painting and photography at the State University of New York at New Paltz (1972-75) where she graduated magna cum laude and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking. She also studied under Bob Blackburn at The Printmaking Workshop in New York City in 1984 and was a consultant printer there.
Pat Jow is equally well-versed in intaglio etching and viscosity printmaking, photography, acrylic painting and watercolors.
Her paintings blend all of the tranquility and excitement of nature through dynamic abstract compositions. When viewed individually, her paintings hold you with their intimacy and quiet tensions. When her work is viewed as a group, one is confronted by their cumulative energy and is immediately swept away into a world of pleasant sensations.
Pat Jow has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions and in over fifty group exhibitions. She has been commissioned to produce limited editions of several of her etchings. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Collection at The Library of Congress, Bellevue Hospital in New York City, the California Museum of Photography and in numerous other public and private collections.
In 1974, she was awarded the "Merit Award in Graphics" by the New Rochelle Art Association and the "Special Award in Graphics" from Gallery North in New York. She received the "America the Beautiful Fund Grant" in 1976 and received both First and Second Place "Awards in Graphics" from the Catskill Art Society in 1983. In 1989, she received the "New York State Council on the Arts Grant" for her work in Ulster County.
Pat Jow is listed in "Who's Who in American Art;" "Who's Who in the West;" "Who's Who of American Women;" "The World Who's Who of Women;" "The Dictionary of International Biography;" "2000 Notable American Women;" "Who's Who in the World;" and in "The International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women." She is a member of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
She is married to artist, photographer, filmmaker, Haro Kagemoto. They live in the Bay Area with their brilliant daughter, Emerald, and two cute cats.