PATRICIA VILLALOBOS ECHEVERRIA
(USA/Nicaragua) was born in Tennessee to Salvadoran parents, and grew up in Nicaragua. Her work concerns the body’s relationship to site/geography; the constant state of exposure and erasure of the body; and subsequently the changing notions of place/geography within an increasingly transnational era. Villalobos holds a BFA from Louisiana State University (1988); an MFA from West Virginia University (1990); notable grants include the Oregon Arts Council Fellowship, PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and residencies at Artist Image Resource and the MacDowell Arts Colony. Her work is exhibited internationally; she lives in Pittsburgh, PA and is a Professor of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.