Pat Durr was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1939. She currently lives and works in Ottawa. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
Her artworks are concerned with the world - the social, the natural, and the urban-industrial environment. Her works continually allude to the problematic interface of the personal life and the other worlds.
The Soda Pop project is a large web-based art project Durr initiated called soda culture. It started by gathering smashed soft drink cans from the streets for the use in art pieces. The project revolves around sodapop addiction and the examination consumption and waste.