Hello!  Welcome to my explorations!

I’m an artist and a designer. I draw, sculpt, sew, design, write, dream and process. You can see my drawings and sculptures here, and my furniture and other products here.

My work is driven by a deep love for working with my hands, repeat pattern, color, systems and process.  Frequently walking the line between the fantastic and real, it seeks to investigate the world we live in with humor and reflection.

When I draw, I work primarily with ink and colored pencils and have an arsenal topping 500.  My sculptural works are mostly textile-based, sometimes implementing my own surface designed fabrics, and range from tiny dolls to 16-foot tall tornadoes

Raised in the great Midwest, I spent my childhood surrounded by prairie and open sky. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, I moved my studio to Brooklyn, NY, where I developed my practice for a decade before relocating to the Rocky Mountains.  I hold an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Pattie Lee Becker is, in my experience, a dream collaborator. She embodies that perfect tension between imaginative possibility and practical limitation that ensure projects explore and push the edges of expectation. At the same time, Pattie Lee is responsive and adaptable. My favorite moments in our series of collaborations have been when she’s taken an idea of mine and then devised a hybrid solution that, ultimately, incorporates and forwards the larger thematic idea of our collective work. Pattie Lee is adept at composing voices and ideas into digestible units of imaginative fodder, her creative energy is formidable, and I can imagine no better person with whom to engage on a project.”

- Brad O’Sullivan, Designer, Printer & Proprietor of Smokeproof Press

Pattie Lee Becker’s artistic process is a vigorous craft that involves assembling a variety of constituent elements into forms that can be read superficially, enjoyed as abstract compositions, or mined for deeper associations.  In 2013, I had the pleasure of inviting Pattie Lee to participate in Design After Dark, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Department of Architecture, Design & Graphics at the Denver Art Museum.  Undertaken with the same attention to craft and curiosity as other examples of her drawings and sculptures, Pattie Lee thoughtfully interpreted the theme of “cast” in a series of over-sized fishing lures.  The five brightly patterned soft sculptures titled “Lures” combined elements of her previous works with randomly collected ones in imaginative ways.  The results sparked curiosity and delight in the minds of both our guests and her fellow participants.”

- Darrin Alfred, Associate Curator of Architecture Design and Graphics, Denver Art Museum