My name is Patricia Sullivan. I’m a metalsmith and studio artist – living in the suburbs of Philadelphia across the great Delaware River in Southern New Jersey for the past 10 years. I spent seven incredible years prior, living in both New York City and the Hudson Valley in New York, where I studied at Parsons School of Design, moving onward to receive my second (post-graduate) degree in Fine Arts/Metals at SUNY New Paltz. I am a Philadelphia native, and while growing up, I was exposed to all of the wonderful art and music this region has to offer. I attended Temple University in Philadelphia and received my first Bachelor’s degree there before my sojourn to New York began. I’ve exhibited my artwork nationally at both juried and invitational contemporary art and fine craft exhibitions. I’m one of only thirty-four artists worldwide invited to exhibit my artwork at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design as part of being selected for Metalsmith Magazine‘s annual prestigious “Exhibition in Print – Moved By Metal: On Beauty as Interaction” by Guest Curator, Wendy Steiner. Recently, I was invited to participate in two curated traveling exhibitions involving my multidisciplinary body of work incorporating digital art, metalwork and upcycled/repurposed materials.

Contact: psullivanart (at) gmail (dot) com

60 replies on “About

  1. Hey, thanks for keeping up with me in my adventures through the world of blacksmithing and metal work!


  2. It is nice to meet you Patricia. I too am a native of Philadelphia and a participant in the art scene. I was a member of Highwire Gallery and studied at Philadelphia College of Art. I am a digital artist. I appreciated you stopping by my blog and the “like”. Please stop back again. I will subscribe to your blog to keep up with what you are doing.


    1. Thanks friendlytm! Your Art Nouveau in Prague post was a very enjoyable read. As I am a true lover of Art Nouveau architecture and art, I loved your photos. Thank you for following artdoesmatter, and I’ll be following your blogs as well!


    1. These cats of ours sure do, don’t they? I especially enjoyed your post on Michael Lucero – he was a visiting artist at my college way back, and I still remember how much I enjoyed hearing about his work. Thank you so much Dylan for stopping by!


      1. Many thanks Patricia!

        You are far more qualified in arts than I am so I’d appreciate any feedback you could kindly provide to my works!

        Warm greetings from a very cold Estonia : )


  3. Greetings from a far away land Patricia,
    I really enjoyed reading through your biography and must say that I love the energy that you have invested into the creative side of your life. Wishing you and your family all the best in life.
    God bless


    1. Thank you, Konstantine, for your wonderful feedback and especially for your visit. I enjoyed reading through your blog and seeing how you’ve captured all of those fabulous aspects of Bavaria. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!


  4. Hiya Patricia! Wow, you seem to have so many talents. Can’t wait to peek around your blog and see what there is to see… I love metalsmithing, wish I had time to learn more. Or make jewelry. Thanks for checking out my blog and for the follow! xLaura


    1. Thanks so much Laura for your kind compliments and for stopping by! I’m enjoying your blog – always love seeing the work of ceramic artists who wood-fire their pieces, like you do.


  5. Hey Patricia, your blog name and content is great and an important reminder that art is important.
    Having coffee today with my mum and 2 sisters who are all creative…and we were all saying that the ability for people to create is sometimes suppressed and people can easily loose their ability to be creative. That’s what I love about blogs like yours…as it stirs those creative juices!


    1. Row, thank you so much for such lovely feedback. It’s encouraging to hear that you’ve been around other creative types in your own family no less! While neither of my parents or siblings were artists themselves, they all encouraged my creative side from a young age. But I’ve also been exposed to “the dark side” (lol!) of being surrounded in the exact opposite – where it was stifled by others. One has to make a choice I think to remove themselves from any bad situation where the desire and ability to create is stifled. I’m so happy to know that you find this blog encouraging to create – you’ve made my day! Thanks again, Row – I’ve been enjoying your blog equally as much!


  6. Hi Patricia,

    I invite you to see some artwork at InLiquid Gallery in Northern Liberties this weekend. One of my creations is hanging on a wall there and I’m organizing an impromptu reception this Saturday the 17th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

    I know it’s kind of late notice, but if you are interested I would love for you to join.

    Here is the info:

    Members Show – InLiquid
    1400 N American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19124



  7. I nominated you and therefore you’ve won a Sunshine Award (if you’re nominated then you have won it). Please check out my Sunshine Award post for directions on how to accept it. Have a good day.


    1. Victoria, I’m so happy to meet you, and I can’t tell you how much I’m also enjoying your blog. Your post on others’ use of social media is so spot-on correct! I’m glad I found your blog and just added myself as a follower. Looking forward to reading more!


      1. Thank you so much! I’m in love with your blog so I guess we have a lot in common, social media and art wise lol have a fabulous day!


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