Patrick Lichty

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Patrick Lichty
BornOctober 5 1962
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
EducationMFA Computer Art, BS Electronic Engneerng Technology
Alma materBowling Green State University (2006), The Univerasity of Akron (1990)
Known forRTMark/The Yes Men, Second Front, Manifest.AR, Virtual Fluxus
SpouseNegin Ehtesabian

Patrick Lichty is a conceptual media artist, activist, curator, and educator. Lichty is currently a Creative Digital Media professor at Winona State University.[1]


RTMark/The Yes Men[edit]

Lichty was part of the activist collective RTMark (pronounced "art-mark").[2][failed verification] Lichty was also member of RTMark's successor group The Yes Men, and is featured in the collective's first documentary.[2]

Digital Tapestry[edit]

He is a creator of digital tapestries, especially Jacquard weaving, and is noted alongside Chuck Close as a seminal contemporary artist in this genre.[2][3] In December 2014, he had a solo exhibition of his tapestry and robotic drawing work called "Sensible Concepts: Mediation as a Way of Being".[4][5]

Virtual Reality, Second Life, Second Front[edit]

He is a co-founder of Second Front, a pioneering Second Life performance art group.[2][6]

Augmented Reality, Manifest.AR, Shared Universe[edit]

Lichty was an associate member of the first Augmented Reality art collective,[7]

New Media Curation[edit]

Lichty is a noted New Media art curator, speaking at venues such as the Tate Modern,[8] and is published in the book, New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art, edited by Whitney Museum of American Art digital curator, Christiane Paul.

In December 2021, Lichty curated Through the Mesh: Media, Borders, and Firewalls at the NeMe Art Center in Limassol, Cyprus [9]

Residencies, recognition, and awards[edit]

  • Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass (with CRUMB) (2009) [10]
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency (2013)
  • Herb Alpert Foundation/CalArts Fellowship (Film/Video - RTMark) 2002
  • Eyebeam Artist in Residence 2009


Lichty's work is in collections of The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN[11][better source needed] and the Smithsonian.[12] He also works as a curator[13] and critic.[14][15]


  • Lichty, Patrick (2008), Paul, Christiane (ed.), "Reconfiguring Curation: Non-institutional New Media Curating and the Politics of Cultural Production", New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art, University of California, pp. 163–190, ISBN 978-0520243972
  • Lichty, Patrick (2008), Paul, Christiane (ed.), "(re)distributions: PDA, Information Appliance, and Nomadic Arts as Cultural Intervention", New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art, University of California, pp. 207–219, ISBN 978-0520243972
  • Lichty, Patrick (2013). Variant Analyses: Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture. Institute of Network Cultures.
  • Lichty, Patrick (2015), Miura, Gianluca (ed.), "On Virtual Fluxus", Analyzing Art, Culture, and Design in the Digital Age, Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts, Cham: IGI, pp. 39–50, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8679-3, ISBN 978-1466686793, S2CID 55016634
  • Lichty, Patrick (2018). new memory rescue. Abstract Editions. ISBN 978-1548371951.
  • Lichty, Patrick (2014), Geroimenko, Vladimir (ed.), "The Aesthetics of Liminality: Augmentation as an Art Form", Augmented Reality Art, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 99–125, ISBN 978-3-030-42156-4
  • Lichty, Patrick (2020), Geroimenko, Vladimir (ed.), "Making Inside the Augment: Augmented Reality and Art/Design Education", Augmented Reality in Education, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 261–278, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06203-7_5, ISBN 978-3-319-06202-0
  • Lichty, Patrick (February 1, 2014). The Translation of Art in Virtual Worlds. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199826162.013.027.


  1. ^ [ "Winona State Faculty"]. Retrieved December 2, 2021. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Baumgärtel, Tilman (March 4, 2015). "Tapestries? - Patrick Lichty Interviewed by Tilman Baumgärtel". Furtherfield.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Thomas, Lindsay (January 25, 2013). "Interview with Patrick Lichty". 4Humanities. Retrieved September 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Patrick Lichty, Sensible Concepts".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Sensible Concepts: Mediation as a Way of Being, By Patrick Lichty". Rhizome. December 10, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Second Front Member Man Michinaga". Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  7. ^ [ "Manifest AR Manifesto"]. Retrieved December 2, 2021. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  8. ^ "Intermedia Art New Media, Sound and Performance". Retrieved December 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Through the Mesh: Media, Borders, and Firewalls". Retrieved December 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Summer School: Curatorial Masterclass (with CRUMB)". Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  11. ^ "Grasping at Bits: Art and Intellectual Control in the Digital Age – Collections". Walker Art Center. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016.
  12. ^ Helios Photography Online, SPRAWL: American Landscape in Translation [1] Archived April 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Lichty, Patrick (2003). "Reconfiguring the Museum: Electronic Media and Emergent Curatorial Models".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Lichty, Patrick Martin (May 19, 2016). "A Rabbit's Tale From The Eyes of Iranian Artist Farideh Lashai".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Lichty, Patrick Martin (January 12, 2018). "New York As Archetype: Inventing Downtown At NYU Abu Dhabi".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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