Patricia Maurides

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4285

Patricia Maurides is a visual artist whose photographic work prominently features investigations into origins, both cultural and genealogical. She is frequently a performer in her image tableaus, using projections, scientific imaging, and the natural environment to create work displaying theatrical and cinematic elements.

Maurides taught at Carnegie Mellon University from 2000 to 2016, where she designed and taught a broad range of courses including photography and interdisciplinary courses bridging the fine arts, natural sciences, and psychology. From 1999 to 2007, she served as the director of the university’s interdisciplinary degree programs.

Maurides recently co-authored “The Brain as Muse – Bridging Art and Neuroscience”, an article appearing in Leonardo, a journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (April 2017 issue). In 2014 she curated the exhibition Neurons and Other Memories – Work In and Around the Brain at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon.

Maurides has an MFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of South Carolina. She currently lives in New York with her husband, daughter, and dog.