Patrick Lichty is a multifaceted artist known for his work in various technological media. Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1962, Lichty’s upbringing was immersed in art, technology, and science fiction. His career spans over three decades, during which he has established himself as a media artist, writer, curator, designer, and educator.

Lichty’s artistic practice primarily focuses on exploring the impact of media and technology on society and individual perception. He has a particular interest in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). His work critically examines how media shapes human perceptions of reality, particularly at the intersection of the virtual and physical worlds.

He is especially recognized for his contributions as a principal member of the virtual reality performance art group Second Front and as the animator for the activist group The Yes Men. His diverse skills in digital intermedia include proficiency in printmaking, kinetics, video production, generative music, and neon art. Additionally, Lichty’s role as a media “reality” artist and theorist reflects his deep engagement with how media and mediation influence our understanding of the environment.

Apart from his artistic endeavors, Lichty has also made significant contributions as an educator and holds a position at Winona State University. His accolades include being a CalArts/Herb Alpert Fellow and an exhibitor at the Whitney Biennial.