Patricia Search

Professor, Communication and Media

Patricia Search is a Professor in the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication. She teaches courses in visual design theory and user interface design for interactive multimedia computing. In her current art work and multimedia research, she is designing multimedia installations that explore the aesthetics of space, time, and action in computer interface design. Professor Search is currently the Co-Editor in Chief of the international Journal of Visual Literacy. She is a past President of the International Visual literacy Association (IVLA). She has also served on the Executive Board of the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts. She has had 36 solo exhibitions of her art and participated in over 150 juried exhibitions throughout the world including several SIGGRAPH Art Shows, ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) symposia, and the first United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Her artwork has been published in twenty international journals and three documentaries. She received the Creative Achievement Award from the International Visual Literacy Association. She was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Computer Art. She received best paper awards from the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia as well as IVLA for her innovative research in digital art and multimedia interface design. Some of Professor Search's work may be found on the New York Foundation for the Arts website at:


MA in Art, Goddard College; BS in Art, Skidmore College