Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, a professor at Western Michigan University, has a hybrid practice of prints, photos, installations and participatory projects that pivot around issues of migration, navigation, displacement and transformation. She was born in 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee to Salvadoran parents and grew up in Managua, Nicaragua. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and a BFA from Louisiana State University.
Her projects have been exhibited in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Artist Grant, the Oregon Arts Council Fellowship, PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and has been an artist in residence at Ox-Bow, Artist Image Resource, The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and the MacDowell Arts Colony.