Master of Arts in Art History, San Francisco State University, CA
Master of Arts in French, Middlebury College, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Art, University of Iowa, IA
Patricia Albers is the author of Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti (University of California Press), honored by the Library Journal as a Best Book of 1999. She also curated the exhibition "Tina Modotti and the Mexican Renaissance" for the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival. Recently she completed Lady Painter: A Life of Joan Mitchell, a biography of the New York School artist to be published by Knopf in 2010. In addition, she has written numerous articles and catalogue essays about modern art and photography.
Albers has a B.A. in art from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in French literature from Middlebury College. During eight years in Paris, she studied at the Sorbonne and wrote regularly for Le Nouveau Photo-Cinéma, among other publications. Later she earned an M.A. in art history from San Francisco State University, and worked as an administrator and curator at Bay Area museums. She teaches Writing in the Arts and Modern Art History.