Patrick Shaffer was Missouri born and New Mexico raised. He grew interested in drawing from a very early age-an interest that continued into university, where he received a Bachelors of Fine Art degree. He has taught at the Museum of Art in Las Cruces New Mexico since 2012.Patrick is currently pursuing an MFA at NMSU in painting. Patrick Has had his work published and exhibited all throughout the southwest and has his work in many private and public collections. Patrick’s Primary focus is in Acrylic painting, installation, and ceramics.His aim is to create expressive fields that reflect contemporary debased excess.