Patrick Coffaro was born in Illinois in 1941. Currently he resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife.
Joan Cawley Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona represented the artist for nearly a decade, although he first was a constant feature of Suzanne Brown's Gallery. In Suzanne Brown's 1992 catalogue, Coffaro's contribution was described as follows: "The brilliant intensity of the Southwestern landscape is punctuated by the subtleties of sagebrush and cactus."
A printer and painter, Patrick Coffaro is best known for his multicolored monoprints and mixed-media collages of the Southwestern desert. His signature works incorporate "chine colle," a method of coloring and bonding layers of paper utilizing inks, varnish, and the pressure of a printing press.
His art training hinged on independent studies at the Chicago Art Institute, as well as with fellow artists through the years. Color has played a primary role in Coffaro's growth as an artist.
Publications such as Southwest Art, the Santa Fean, Southwest Profile and Arts Magazine have included the artist in their pages.
His work is included in the The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Laguna Beach Art Museum in California and the University of Nevada campus collection in Reno, Nevada.