Born in Cartagena, Colombia, where her father, Captain Carlos Fallon, of the Colombian Navy, was stationed, Pat Fallon remains very much in touch with her Colombian family as well as that of her Mother, Maureen Byrne of New Orleans, LA. Maureen and Carlos Fallon began a love story in the United States where Captain Fallon’s parents were the Colombian Consul General in the U.S. The love story was continued in Colombia where they lived for seven years and where Pat was born.
Arriving in the United States, during the 2 nd World War, where her father became a Captain in the United States Air Core, Patricia was raised primarily in Washington D.C. and Maryland where she began her art studies.
Currently, Professor Emerita at Ursuline College, Pat has been working professionally, as an artist and an educator, for most of her life–––with an M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University, a B.F.A. in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Antioch College. As an academic, Pat Fallon has spoken at national conferences on the relation of studio foundations to a liberal arts curriculum, established an art history major and a BA Studio Degree at Ursuline College.
You can find a more extensive biography of Pat Fallon in any recent edition of Who’s Who of America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who’ in the Midwest and Who’s Who International. Her father, Carlos, deceased, and brother Dan, retired Education Chair of the Carnegie Foundation, have books that can be found in many U.S. libraries; one of which, contains family history and stories over many generations. Pat’s daughter, Hadley Conner, is an artist and teaches photography in the S.Euclid- Lyndhurst Ohio School System, and at the Cleveland Print Studio, Zygote, and is the singer of the band 45Spider. Pat’s son, Kenneth Fallon Conner, is President, and owner, of Transfer Solutions Inc. < transfersolutions.com > and resides in Virginia and Texas. In 2016 Pat Fallon entered into marriage with Dr. Charles Malemud, Professor and Principle Researcher in The School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University.
Literally the only ‘good’ artists are dead artists. That’s because their work is circumscribed and
can be assessed and judged in relation to current times; usually in terms that temporize styles
and with specious values. Work that is ‘important ‘ today, work that is of historical value or on
the ‘cutting edge’ may not be preserved or even thought about in the future.
Historians, like museum curators and art critics, are selective about what is preserved.
The criteria are specific.
1. First you have to be dead which effectively limits your body of work.
2. Dead artists provide opportunities for live people to re-invent their lives and interpret
their motives and work without penalty.
My advice is to just keep working because if you are worried about whether your work is great
art or any kind of art at all, you are wasting time. This is because you need to be dead a long
time before society figures out whether you had any value or relevance to the world and
history. Besides that, who knows whether today’s art will be tomorrow’s important work or