Artist / Writer

Painter and playwright.
BA University of Michigan
Art Students League, New York City
Instituto Allende, San Miguel Allende, Mexico
M.A. Dramatic Writing/Musical Theatre New York University
Tisch School of the Arts
Member Dramatists Guild, P.E.N.

A native New Yorker who frequently visits her Soho loft, artist and playwright Pat Kaufman now lives and works most of the year in Sarasota.

Since moving to Florida in 2005, her paintings have been exhibited widely in the area. The Diversity Art Billboards, The Sarasota Art Center, the Manatee Art Center, the Cornell Museum all Florida Fine Art exhibit Delray Beach, Sternberg Interiors, Frary Gallery, Kaos Galley Bradenton, Fukesei Gallery Sarasota, Harmony Gallery Sarasota, Players Theatre Sarasota, Christian Stackenborg Gallery Sarasota. She has painted in public view in the Sarasota Center "Artists at Work" fund raisers and as part of the Selby Library Crystal Ball fund raisers.

A detailed list of earlier exhibitions in other places is available upon request – including Lower East side, Midtown, Uptown, and Soho, NY; Martha’s Vineyard, Osaka, Florence, South Carolina, New Jersey and New Mexico.

Kaufman’s lifelong devotion to language has moved her to write a series of stageplays which have been performed in New York City as well as Virginia, California, Florida and Scotland. Subjects range from high finance to jail house weddings, to plastic surgery, geriatrics, space lust, and to a vindication and celebration of Hamlet's virtuous mother Gertrude.

When her comedy HAMLET’S MOTHER’S IN LOVE first played at NYC’s Westbeth Theatre The New York Post dubbed her the female Tom Stoppard". Ophelia’s lament was included in "Best Scenes and Dialogues" of that year. Her comedy ABOUT FACE was about age and the unexpected perils of hiding it ..plastic surgery. SNOW, an imagistic history of sexism, racism, and very high heels
shocked Dublin. She has written plays about women married to prisoners, the new electronics barriers to communication between generations, love, hate & roller skating in a hospital emergency room....

and...oh yes...feminism over and under the covers.


Kaufman has earned grants & fellowships with Pen & Brush NYC, Virginia Canter for the Creative Arts. The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, American & International PEN, Wings Playwrights NYC, Third Step Theatre NYC, Ragdale Foundation Illinois, Djerassi Foundation, California. First International Writers Conference Paris. The Bay Area Playwrights Festival Mill Valley California. The Squaw Valley Community of Writers Squaw Valley California.

Pat’s video document of the 1988 Dramatist Guild outreach program to women playwrights all over this country is now in the Lincoln Center Drama Archives.

With a touch of cynicism laced with humor, Kaufman is a visionary expressing her passion to live, think, grow and laugh about the puzzles of love, justice, and psychic, societal and actual imprisonments.

The University of Michigan has taken her written works–plays, short stories, novels, and journals-- into their Archives, which Kaufman regards as a great honor.

Her novel PERPETUAL KIN –"a kippers to caviar American Romance" now on Nook, Kindle, and I-pad is also available in hard cover from Amazon.

Pat Kaufman's graphic novels include:

O FLORIDA, a tumultous political year in a new town.
LUDWIG & ROSE THE EGRETS’ TALE, a King trapped on a Florida island.
CHILD OF LIGHT, a Greek Orthodox Baptism Book.
ALURA & NESTOR TAKE A TRIP, a fanciful tale about a timid librarian and her enterprising pet parrot.
FRIGHTEN THE HORSES, The Joy of Insolence: words for women by women. Accompanied by Kaufman’s paintings.

Exhibitions - Recent & Upcoming:

La Biennale 2012 at the Stanback, S.C.State, Orangeburg, SC
Feminism 2013 at the Stanback , November - Dec 2013
January 7 to Feb 3rd, 2014 Plymouth Harbour, Sarasota, Florida


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Website: ArtSource Studio