Patricia Moss-Vreeland is an artist, poet, author, TEDx speaker, and thought leader on the relationship between art, memory, learning, and creativity. Her work spans four decades and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Patricia Moss-Vreeland is an artist, author, poet, and thought leader on the relationship between art, memory, learning, and creativity; and the social impact of memory through science, history and language. Her work spans four decades and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Collaborating with neuroscientists, she has over two decades exploring the functioning of the human brain and the construction of memory, that has led her to reflect upon memory as a meditation on who we are. Her work has been recognized since 1999 when hailed by the Baltimore Sun, “her work invites us to think differently about memory and the creative process.” Moss-Vreeland works in a range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media collages, videos, and artist books. She incorporates her poetry at times to suggest the ways that language and memory are intertwined.
Moss-Vreeland’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Her art resides in many permanent collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Norton Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston. She exhibited her work at the Locks Gallery in Philadelphia for two decades. Moss-Vreeland, with her husband, Robert Moss-Vreeland, were selected through a national competition to design the Memorial Room for the Holocaust Museum Houston. In 1997, this permanent installation earned four awards, including the American Institute of Architects Honor award in Design. Moss-Vreeland went on to receive the Art-in-Science XIV Millennial commission for Memory-Connections Matter, at the Esther Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, which traveled to the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, becoming the central focus for the Fields of Mind Conference featuring Moss-Vreeland and her neuroscience advisor, Dr. Barbara Malamut, as keynote speakers.
Moss-Vreeland's work was included in The New York Hall of Science, Science Inspires Art: The Brain, 2015. She was interviewed for the Interalia Magazine's Memory Networks Issue, September-October 2016. Recent Solo exhibitions include, A Parallel Universe, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 2016; Revelations and Transformation, Layers of Memory, Penn Memory Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2017; In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us, EKG, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2019, with catalogue. This exhibition traveled to the Maryland Hall for the Arts, 2021, and will go to the Sardoni Gallery, Wilkes University, fall, 2022.
Patricia Moss-Vreeland has authored and designed the book, A Place for Memory: Where Art and Science Meet, is a TEDx speaker, and was profiled on PBS, Movers and Makers. She curated the exhibition for InLiquid, Remembering the Suffragists, 100 Years of Women Voting in the United States, with an educational Forum, connecting the history of Women’s Suffrage to issues about voting, equity and inclusivity today. Moss-Vreeland believes in designing different forms of knowledge through art about our place in the world that includes collaborations, public participatory events and workshops, employed in her most recent exhibitions. In her art, she goes beyond expressing herself, to find points of connections, and to create a new collective memory.