Through a combination of sculpture, photography, video and music, Patricia Thornley’s multi-disciplinary media projects emulate and embrace the collaborative fantasies we enact through popular media in America. In her recent projects, Songs for Criminals and This Is Us, musical performance and props are introduced into a documentary atmosphere in a meditation on media’s capacity to construct our perceptions, mirror our aspirations, and echo our limitations.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she lives and works in New York City where Don’t Cry For Me, was shown in the 51st New York Film Festival. She has exhibited with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Smack Mellon, and AC Project Room. Other venues include the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, Paco des Artes in Sao Paulo, and Al-Hamra Arts Council in Lahore, Pakistan.