Patter Hellstrom comes to Mirman School from San Francisco, where she was most recently an artist-in-residence at Stuart Hall High School of Convent & Stuart Hall, Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco. She served as the Chair of the Fine, Graphic, and Performing Arts at Stuart Hall from 2006 to 2016, creating an innovative art program for students in grades 9-12 with an international focus. Collaboration, integration and educational innovation guided her work writing and implementing the International Baccalaureate Visual Art curriculum on campus, development of technology in the studio and an emphasis on experiential learning that engaged the art community. As artist-in-residence she modeled for students how to develop a studio practice, curate exhibitions and create mission driven public art works on campus. Noteworthy projects where students created and curated exhibitions at the SFO Museum in the SFO International Airport.
Patter holds a B.F.A. with honors in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, and has an active exhibition record throughout the country and internationally. Patter has served as guest artist, visiting artist, critic, guest lecturer, art studio professor, and more.