Department of Art & Art History

Tom Patton


Fall '23 Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10-11 AM or By Appointment

Tom Patton has been actively engaged with photography since 1970. He received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute (1976), and MA (1977) and MFA (1982) degrees from University of New Mexico. He has held full-time teaching appointments since 1982. Patton came to Chico State in 2002, where he heads the Photography program. With some 300 exhibitions and more than 60 publications, Patton's art has been widely seen. In addition to shows in the USA, he has also exhibited in Australia, Japan, and Europe. Tom has received fellowships from the James D. Phelan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as numerous University grants.

Portrait of Tom Patton