Patricia C. Phillips is an independent art critic. Her writing concerns public art, architecture, design, and sculpture - and the intersection of these areas. Her articles and essays have been published by Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Rizzoli International Publications, M.I.T Press, Princeton Architectural Press, Actar Press, as well as other publications. In 1996, she curated the exhibitions "Making Sense: Five Installations on Sensation" at the Katonah Museum of Art and "City Speculations" at the Queens Museum of Art. She is editor of City Speculations which was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1996.

In addition to her work as a cultural critic and curator, she was on the faculty of Parsonīs School of Design where she was associate chair of the Department of Environmental Design ( 1984 -1991). In 1991 she accepted the position of chair of the Art Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1997, she was appointed Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

This past year she has published essays and texts on Ann Hamilton, Alfredo Jaar, Rimer Cardillo, Morphosis ( architects), contemporary landscapes, and public art for a number of books and publications.