Patrick Thibert was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. He studied chemical technology at the Western Ontario Institute of Technology, Windsor from 1961-65, but then moved forwards to study fine art at the University of Windsor, (BFA), Windsor, Ontario, 1968-72, as well as fine art at the Florida State University, (MFA), Tallahassee, USA, 1972-1974.
Patrick has worked mainly three dimensionally over the years. His work has moved from being abstract through the 70’s and early 80’s to working with narrative from the late 80’ s to 2010. His narratives have unfolded using symbols and metaphors. These sculptures have dealt with aspects of his life as a springboard to develop new ways of presenting his sculptural ideas i.e. The Portrait of the Artist series, In the Mind of the Viewer series, the Billie series and ending with the Icarus series. In 2011 Patrick began to re-examine abstraction. His sculptures have continually made use of and have combined a variety of processes and materials to develop his work. Over the years he has given lectures about his work in a variety of public venues in Canada and the USA.