Patrick Mohr

  • B.F.A., California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, 1973
  • M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975

"What inspires me as a teacher is the ability to convey to the student the resilient spirit of investigation formed in the traditions of art making and to provide the guidance to commit each student to learning through the exploration and discovery of daily work in the studio. I also strive to make accessible, in clear incremental steps, how to explore and make connections to our common experience."

Patrick Mohr | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

American Academy in Rome, Visiting/Artist Scholar Program, Casa Rustica studio; SCAD Presidential Fellowship; Design Excellence Award: Long Beach Planning Commission; Museum Lecture Series, foundation department, Otis College of Art and Design; Faculty Development Grant: New School for Social Research, New York, New York; National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant


Arts Council of Long Beach, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network, SECAC

Previous Positions

Teaching: Pilot project director, Quality Enhancement Plan; Public Art Theory and Practice Design Symposium; department of sculpture, Savannah, Georgia; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California; senior lecturer, department of fine arts, department of foundation studies, communication arts department, California State University Long Beach (chancellor's office); Summer Arts Program, design team instructor; Public Art in the Urban Landscape; Maricopa Community College District; associate faculty, Mesa Community College, Chandler-Gilbert Community, Phoenix College, Arizona; Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California; Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California; Long Beach City College, Long Beach, California

Arts administration: Education and outreach coordinator: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Public Art Program; project artist/manager, "Angel Train," Metropolitan Transit Authority, Blue Line, Transit Mall Station, MTA Metro Art; project artist/manager, "The Cape, the Bay, and the Clouds of Magellan," project for 100 Oceangate Tower, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, New York; PCA, Percent for Public Art Program.

Most significant accomplishment: Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship: Host Country Portugal

Publications and presentations

  • 1997. "Kulture-Komet," project for PCA's office facade, Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts, Public Art Program
  • 1995. "Pre-Columbus Quincentenary Primal Experience Extravaganza Sale: A Mohr-Stone Promotion, NO.3," Angels Gate Cultural Center, American Indian Perspectives, (installation)

Selected presentations

  • 2010. CSULB Fine Arts Round Table, California State University, Long Beach, California. Guest artist lecture: "The Road Least Traveled."
  • 2009. SECAC/ MACAA Conference, Richmond, Virginia. Proposal (peer reviewed and presented paper): "Vulnerable Territories: Public Space Design and Innovative Approaches to Vernacular Land Use."

Selected publications

  • 1999. "Arte actual en Los Angeles, La Voz de Ourense, Cuenca, Spain," L.A. New Art
  • 1997. "Street Gallery, Guide to 1000 L.A. Murals," 1st & 2nd edition, by Robin Dunitz
  • 1997. Los Angeles Times Calendar, "To Have and Have Not," by Cathy Curtis
  • 1995. Art in America Annual, Public Art, reproduction