Artist Profile

Pat Doyen
Pat Doyen
Photographer, filmmaker and media archivist
Photography, film, new media
Riverdale, MD
Biography

I am a photographer, filmmaker and media artist, and a recent transplant to Riverdale Park. Previously living in Louisiana, I became inspired by the incredible beauty of the swamps and distinctive landscapes there. My photography tends to highlight the unique plants and animals I see when traveling, but I love to find the beauty all around me, whether it’s an abandoned building or in my backyard. My filmmaking is heavily influenced by my training as a film archivist. I look for an alternative way of presenting a familiar image, so my work tends to be a hybrid of genres and techniques. I studied at NYU, State University of New York at Buffalo, and at the Selznick School of Film Preservation. My work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and I have taught classes and workshops at Visual Studies Workshop, LSU, William & Hobart Smith College, and others.