native New Yorker who frequently visits her Soho loft, artist
and playwright Pat Kaufman now lives and works most of the year
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.
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,
Jersey and New Mexico.
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
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....
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.
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.
of Michigan has taken her written works–plays, short stories,
novels, and journals-- into their Archives, which Kaufman regards
as a great honor.
PERPETUAL KIN –"a kippers to caviar American Romance"
now on Nook, Kindle, and I-pad is also available in hard cover
graphic novels include:
FLORIDA, a tumultous political year in a new town.
& ROSE THE EGRETS’ TALE, a King trapped on
a Florida island.
OF LIGHT, a Greek Orthodox Baptism Book -illustrated
by PK and written by Jamie Jameson.
& NESTOR TAKE A TRIP, a timid librarian and her enterprising
THE HORSES, the Joy of Insolence: words for women by
women. Accompanied by Kaufman’s paintings.
& CLARA, a child makes friends with a cloud.
- a new series designed by PK:
for the National Organization of Women.
& CUPID, a love story for the neck.
a hoiday celebration -- don't be scared!
JURY, a citizen serves.
- Recent & Upcoming:
Harbor, Sarasota - Jan. 2014
2013 at the Stanback , Nov-Dec. 2013
Art Labe, Sarasota - 2013
Biennale at the Stanback, SC State, Orangeburg, SC - 2012
Classical Gallery-Sarasota - 2012
Gallery, Sarasota - Oct. 2010