Pat Oleszko is an internationally-known performance artist whose multimedia repertoire ranges from giant inflatables to plays and films to street and site-specific performances. She visited WSW as the first Rosendale Cultural Crossroads Public Art resident. During her two-month residency, she created The Would/Lands, a site-specific public art installation along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail near the Rosendale Trestle. She has also created works for the Museum of Modern Art, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For her diverse efforts, she has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, the Rome Prize fellowship, and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin residency.
In 2019, Oleszko will perform at the Havana Biennale in Cuba, participate on a Future of Costume panel at the Bakhrushin Museum in Moscow, and in the fall, will have a major exhibition of works at the new HOWL! Gallery on the Bowery, NYC.