P A T   L A Y



Abridged Version 2019



Milford, Connecticut



Jersey City, NJ



1968 - M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology

1963 - B.S. Pratt Institute



1996 - The American Scandinavian Foundation

1989 - New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture

1984 - New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture



2016- Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, Pat Lay: Myth, Memory and Android Dreams,  Bending The Grid, an ongoing series, a solo survey exhibition curated by Lilly Wei

2013 - Rupert Ravens Nexxt, Paterson, NJ,  Warp & Woof: 18 Solo Projects

2012 - WOOLPUNKstudios, Jersey City, NJ, Digital Weavings: Pat Lay and Michelle Loughlin

2011 - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, Pat Lay and Theresa Ellerbrock

1992 - Condeso/Lawler Gallery (Project Space), NYC, Pat Lay, a solo exhibition

1987 - Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, a solo exhibition

1974 - New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, a solo exhibition

1973 - Douglass College, Women Artists Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, a solo exhibition



2019 - Hudson County Community College, Dineen Hull Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, Relatable, Artists: Beth Achenbach, Pat Lay, Michael Lee, Ibou Ndoye, Taezoo Parks, Jon Rappleye, Freddy Samboy, and Jim Watt. Curated by Michelle Vitale

2019 - Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, Rutgers University, Trace Elements: Nancy Cohen, Patlay, Wonju Seo.  Curated by Anonda Bell

2019 - Art Fair 14C, Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, Drawing Rooms

2018 - Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, History of the Future: A group Exhibition of art and technology, curated by George Fifield

2018 - The Clemente Center, New York City, Half Human, curated by Mario Naves, Artists: Diyan Achjadi, Laura Dodson, Pat Lay, Maria De Los Angeles, Artimis Alcalay, Marcia Gold Gayer, Stephanie Hightower

2018 - Gallery at 14 Maple Street, Morristown, NJ, Approaching Vibrancy: A survey of Women Artists, curated by Mary Birmingham and Sarah Walko

2017 - Heinz W. Otto Gallery, Watchung Art Center, Watchung, New Jersey, Unexpected: What Is Painting?, curated by Paul Pinkman and Gail Winbury

2017 - Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, B&W Group Exhibition

2017 _ Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, The Art Project, The Schuster Group

2017 - Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Sideshow Nation: Thru The Rabbit Hole 2

2016 - Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, The Big Small Show

2016 - ODETTA, Brooklyn, If This, Then What?

2016 - Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Sideshow Nation: Thru the Rabbit Hole

2015 - Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, The Divine and Sublime, curated by Anne Trauben

2015 - Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demerest, NJ, Technology Becomes Them, curated by Mary Gagler

2015 - City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, Precision and Pattern, curated by Christine Soccio

2015 - Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art, Juried by George Fifield

2014 - 33 Orchard, 33B Orchard Street, New York, NY, AS/Orchard, curated by Jill Conner

2014 - Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Sideshow Nation II : At the Alamo

2013 - Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, in collaboration with Seton Hall University, The Captivating Cosmos

2013 - 111 Front Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, AS/AP: Artists Studios, curated by Jill Conner

2013 - The Phatory, 618 East 9th street, NYC, Boom And Bloom, curated by Jill Conner

2013 - AS/Artists Studios, One-night pop-up show, 526 W 26th St, NYC, Real Time

2013 - Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales, Portfolio

2013 - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Sideshow Nation

2012 - Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA, Strange Glue: Collage at 100

2012 - LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Electron Salon

2012 - Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, Momentum: National Women's Caucus for Art juried Show

2012 - George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, NJ, Faculty Exhibition

2012 - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY, MIC:CHECK (occupy)

2011 -  Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ, Portraiture: Inside Out

2011 -  Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, It's All Good ! (apocalypse now)

2010 - Jersey City Museum, NJ, A Splendid Energy, curated by Alejandro Anreus and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

2010 - Montclair Art Museum, NJ, What is Portraiture?, curated by Gail Stavitsky

2010 - M55 ART, Long Island City, NY, Core & Mantle, curated by Jill Conner

2010 - Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Story Time, curated by Karen Shaw

2010 - The Distillery Gallery and Artspace, Jersey City, NJ, Splice

2010 - Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC, It's a Wonderful 10th

2009 - Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, Juror's Choice Award

2008 - Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark New Jersey, Trelis

2008 - Mashiko Museum, Mashiko, Japan, East/West 2008

2007 - A.I.R Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

2007 - Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman, NJ, Science As Muse

2005 - Loveed Fine Arts at Gallery Pahk, Madison Ave. & 77th St., NYC

2004 - Loveed Fine Arts at Gallery Pahk, Madison Ave. & 77th St. NYC

2004 - Noyes Museum, NJ, Altars, Icons and Symbols: Exploring Spirituality in Art

2004 -Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University, NJ, Diverse Directions in Printmaking

2003 - Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria, Connections: Montclair/Graz, curated by Olya Shevchenko

2003 - Wonkwang Univ./Montclair State Univ. Exchange Exhibition, Iksan City, Jeonbuk, South Korea

2002 - Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, New Jersey Fine Arts Annual (Juried)

2002 - Medium Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia, Clay: Common Experiences

2000 - Ceres Gallery, New York City, Lives and Works, The Exhibition

1999 -  Soho 20 Gallery, New York City, 1999 East & West

1999 -  Mi Qiu Modern Art Workshop, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, China; Transcending Boundaries

1996 -  New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, N.J.; Six Artists: The 1990's; George Segal, John Goodyear, Gary Kuehn,  Bill Barrell, Emma Amos, Pat Lay

1996 -  Douglass College, Rutgers University, 25 Years of Feminism, 25 Years of Women's Art.

1995 -  Traveling Exhibition, Norway: N.Y, N.Y: Clay; curated by Judith Schwartz; Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Stavanger; Hordaland Kunstnersenter, Bergen, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim,  Ostfold Kunstnersenter, Fredrikstad.

1992 -  Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, New Jersey Project Invitational

1991 -  Aljira. A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

1990 - The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ; Two Generations of Sculptors (Edwards, Ewing, Fay, Graves, Kuehn, Lay,   Seawright)

1989 -  New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Material Forms (Caparulo, Chusit, Cohen, Cole, Horii, Lay, Levenstein, Lorenz, Visser, Washington)

1989 - The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ. 1989 Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition

1984 - Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; Structures: 13 New Jersey Artists (Anuszkiewicz, Bannard, Blair, Craft, Harms, Lay, Pietrucha, Rafoss, Rosen, Savage, Sisco, Teller, Walkingstick)

1984 - The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; New Jersey Arts Inclusion Program

1983 - Hunterdon Art Center, NJ; Directors Choice, (Barros, Birmelin, Curran, Lay, Murata)

1981 -  A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Women Artists

1981 -  Douglass College, Rutgers University, NJ, Retropective Show. Women Artists Series

1979 - New Jersey State Museum; 1979 Biennial,(juried )

1978 - Graduate Center, City University of NY, NYC, Women's Caucus For Art Juried Show

1978 - New Jersey State Museum, Sculptures and Constructions From the Twentieth Century

1977 - Newark Museum, NJ, 1977 Biennial of New Jersey Artists (Juried)

1975 - Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 1975 Biennial of Contemporary American Art

1974 - The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT, Contemporary Reflections

1968 - Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 25th Ceramic National (Juried)



1997 - Montclair State University, Fine Arts Building, exterior ceramic tile mural

1996 - Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway; an environmental, site-specific sculpture for the       Henie-Onstad sculpture park

1985 - Montclair State University, College Hall, the Class Gift, Class of 1984



Montclair Art Museum, Monctlair, NJ

Jingdezhen Sanbao Art Institute, Jingdezhen, P.R.China

Novohradska Gallery, Lucenec, Slovakia

Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway; a site-specific sculpture in the sculpture park

Rutgers University, Aidekman Center, Newark, NJ, (3 sculptures, 1991)

Montclair State University (two public commissions)

I.B.M., Gainesville, VA.

New Jersey State Museum, (2 sculptures: museum purchase, and 1 sculpture: the L.B.Wescott Collection)

Rochester Institute of Technology

David Mirvish Collection

Clark-O'Neil, Inc., NJ



1972–2014, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ; Professor of Art, 1999 - 2001 Founding Director of MFA Program

1970 - 1972, Hunter College, NY, NY Adjunct

1969 - 1971, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, full time Instructor

1968 - SUNY, Buffalo State College,Buffalo, NY. Assistant Professor




2012 - Peterson, Susan: Peterson, Jan; THE CRAFT AND ART OF CLAY; 5th Edition, Laurence King Publishing, London

2009 - Peterson, Susan; WORKING IN CLAY; 3rd Edition. Overlook/Viking Press, NY (photos of my work)

2006 - Yushan,Zhang; WORLD CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC CERAMIC ART; Hunan Fine Arts Press, P.R. China. Photos of my work, 130 international artists included.

2004 - Peterson, Susan; Jan Peterson, THE CRAFT AND ART OF CLAY; 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, NJ (photos of my work)

2002 - Bai Ming, Fine Arts College of Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China, OVERSEAS CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ART CLASSICS by Bai Ming, Forward by Susan Peterson, Jiangxi Fine Arts Publishing House of China, a book of International contemporary artists, one of 86 featured artists from 20 countries.

2002 - Peterson, Susan; WORKING IN CLAY; 2nd Edition, Overlook/Viking Press, NY, (photos of my work)

1999 - Peterson, Susan; THE CRAFT AND ART OF CLAY; 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, NJ (photos of my work)

1999 - Arbeiter, Joan; Smith, Beryl; Swenson, Sally; LIVES AND WORKS, TALKS WITH WOMEN ARTISTS; Volume II, Paperback, Scarecrow Press (one of 14 chapters, each is an interview with a woman artist: Miriam Schapiro, Jackie Winsor, Joan Snyder, and others.)

1998 - Peterson, Susan; WORKING IN CLAY, Prentice Hall, NJ (photos of my work)

1996 - Arbeiter, Joan; Smith, Beryl; Swenson, Sally; LIVES AND WORKS, TALKS WITH WOMEN ARTISTS; Volume II, Scarecrow Press (Patricia Lay, Joan Snyder, Kay Walkingstick, Jackie Winsor, Miriam Schapiro, and others)

1995 - Peterson, Susan; THE CRAFT AND ART OF CLAY; 2nd edition, 1st edition1992; Prentice Hall, NJ (photos of my work)

1986 - Nigrosh, Leon; CLAYWORK; Davis Publication, Mass.; 2nd Edition (Photos of my work)

1980 - Nigrosh, Leon; LOW FIRE: OTHER WAYS TO WORK IN CLAY; Davis Publication, Mass. (photos of my work)

1975 - Nigrosh, Leon; CLAYWORK; Davis Publication, Mass. 1st Edition



2016 - Wei, Lilly; Myth, Memory and Android Dreams, catalog

2016- - Sims, Patterson; An Interview with Patricia Lay, in catalog Myth, Memory and Android Dreams

2010 - Morgan, Robert C.; Remarks on Pat Lay's Technological Metaphors

1987 - Westfall, Stephen; Patricia Lay. Recent Work, Jersey City Museum, brochure



2018 - Boston Globe, The Ticket: Our Critics' Picks for the Upcoming Week, Photo

2016 - Goodman, Jonathan; Sculpture Magazine, September, Review of Aljira Exhibition

2016 -Bischoff, Dan; The Star Ledger,February 21, Circuitous link between man and machine.

2011 - Naves Mario; Too Much Art, writings on Visual Culture by Mario Naves, 6/8/11

2010 - Forson, Kofi;Whitehot Magazine, Whitehot Interviews Jill Conner on Core and Mantle, November

2005 - China Ceramic Artist  Magazine, Volume 1, Myth + Memory, a major article on my work, 4 pages with text in Chinese and 8 photographs

2004 - Craft Magazine, 4/15/2004, Korea, an article on my work, two pages with text in Korean and four photographs.

2004 - Orisko, Stefan; Craft Art, Design Magazine, 1/2004, Bratislava, Slovakia, text in Slovakian, photographs of my work, Ceramic Season 2003

2002 -Zimmer ,William; The New York Times, January 27

2002 -Tolk, Prescott; The Jersey City Reporter, January 20

1997 - Art in America, April issue, Sculpture Portfolio section, full page color

1996 - Schwarts, Judith; Ceramics Monthly, May issue, New York Clay, photo

1996 - Cotter, Holland; The New York Times; Weekend; July 12 (Photo)

1996 - Skouen, Tina; Arbeiderbladet, Oslo, Norway; July 19 (Photo)

1996 - Törngren, Av Ylva; Budstikka, Oslo, Norway, July 20 (Photo)

1992 - Watkins, Eileen; Star-Ledger, Sunday, March 8

1992 - Raynor, Vivian; The New York Times, Sunday,NJ, March 15

1991 - Watkins, Eileen; Star-Ledger

1991 -  Point, George; Gold Coast, Hoboken,NJ, Jan.3

1991 -  Point, George; Jersey Journal, JC,NJ, Jan.4

1990 - Watkins, Eileen; Star-Ledger, Aug.3

1989 - Raynor, Vivian; The New York Times, Sunday,Sept.3

1989 - Raynor, Vivian; The New York Times, Sunday Oct.1

1987 - Fitzgibbons, Mary; The Jersey Journal, Feb.13

1984 - Watkins, Eileen; Star-Ledger, March

1984 - Zimmer, William; The New York Times, Sunday,March 18

1984 - Raynor, Vivian; The New York Times, Sunday, Feb.5

1983 - Watkins, Eileen; Star-Ledger, August 28

1981 - Raynor, Vivian; The New York Times, Sunday, Feb.8

1979 - Schjeldahl, Peter; The New York Times, Sunday, Nov,25

1978 - Women Art Magazine, Spring

1978 - Lubell, Ellen; The Soho Weekly News, Feb.9

1976 - Shirey, David; The New York Times, Sunday, Dec.19 Abridged Version 2014



Arizona State University Art Museum: The Susan Harnley Peterson Ceramic Research Archives.

Institute for Women and Art (IWA), Douglass Library, Rutgers University

The World's Women On- Line, compiled by Muriel Magenta

Momentum: Women/Art/Technology

National Museum of Women in the Arts



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