Pat Lasch, the daughter of a German pastry chef and a seamstress, has been known since the 1970’s for her highly detailed miniature sculptures resembling confections, which are constructed almost entirely of acrylic paint. Lasch has had solo exhibitions at Meredith Ward Gallery, NY; Zabriskie Gallery, NY; Belles Artes; NM; Hampshire Gallery, Hampshire College; Marilyn Pearl Gallery, NY; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Sculpture Center, NY and A.I.R Gallery, where she exhibited in the early 1970’s and 1980’s. In 1979 Lasch was asked to make one of her large scale, multi tiered acrylic cakes for New York City’s Museum of Modern Art’s 50th Anniversary.
In 2017 she will have her second solo exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum which will be a retrospective and will be accompanied by a major catalog. Lasch’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The National Academy Museum, NY; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; and the Broad Museum, CA among others. She has received The National Academy Museum Award, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Rome Prize and a grant from the NEA, to name only a few. In 2015 Lasch was a resident with the Golden Foundation in New Berlin, NY.
Courtesy of Meredith Ward Fine Art