Patrick Connors is a 1980 graduate of PAFA and 1982 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. His work is exhibited internationally and is included in both private and public collections. In the past decade, he has exhibited at the Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Butler Institute of American Art, Arcadia Gallery, PAFA, Independence Seaport Museum, Woodmere Art Museum and the National Academy of Design.
Connors also teaches at the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art and the Institute of Classical Architecture: Manhattan and Rome Programs. He has lectured at Yale University Art Gallery, Drexel School of Medicine and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His published articles include "Through the Picture Plane: The Poetry in the Pictorial Space of Thomas Eakins," "Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom" and "The Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts."
In 2002, he was awarded an Oxford University Summer Residency Fellowship in painting and anatomy. In 1998 he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for painting. He was the select alternate for a Senior Research Fulbright Scholarship for Italy in 1999.
Connors teaches courses in Studio Anatomy, Cast Drawing and Head Structure in the Certificate/BFA programs.