For Pat Goslee, painting is a way to deal with the chaos of the world.
She creates lush layers of patterns that speak to nature and the effects of global warming. Bits of figurative elements can often be seen that are in a state of entropic evolution; that is, they are falling apart while attempting to reorganize. In this chaotic time of death, grief and change, she paints topographies inhabited in our energetic bodies.
Her painting helped to illustrate antimicrobial resistance on the cover of the April 2018 CDC journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases and the fragility of coral reef ecosystems for the 2020 BROTO Art-Climate-Science conference. Her painting “Enclave” was recently installed at the US Embassy in Lusaka as part of the Art in Embassies program.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the
US Embassy in Ethiopia, the US Embassy in Nepal,
the Wilson Building (DC City Hall), National Institutes of Health,
Children’s National Medical Center, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the University of Georgia as well as in many private collections.
She has been awarded Visual Artist Fellowship grants from the
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2019, 2018, 2017