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Patricia Cronin

Patricia Cronin

Professor, Art, Brooklyn College

Patricia Cronin is a conceptual artist who manipulates and reinvigorates traditional art historical forms to address contemporary issues of sexuality, gender and class. Her work focuses on power and powerlessness, absence and presence, and history. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Italy and has been critically acclaimed in numerous publications including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, and Art in America. She is currently an associate professor of art at Brooklyn College. Cronin is the recipient of many awards and grants, among them a 2001 Grand Arts Artist Grant, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the 2006–2007 John Armstrong Chaloner/Jacob H. Lazarus- Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, The New York Foundation for the Arts artist grant’s 2007 Deutsche Bank Fellow, the 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a 2009 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and the 2009 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. “Til Death Do Us Part.”  Huffington Post.com invited me to write about my sculpture Memorial to a Marriage, gay marriage and legalization of gay marriage in New York State. “White Marmorean Flock.” The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture Panel. College Art Association Annual Conference. New York. 2011.