Pamela Wilson, ‘Did the Harebell Loose her Girdle?’, RJD Gallery

Pamela Wilson has built a reputation for works of art that transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the sublime and otherworldly. She develops haunting images that evoke moods, dreams, and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She explores the great chasm of the unknown, the abyss that opens when you seek to understand the place of the human in modernity. The people in her paintings are often called “lost, odd, mad,” or similar terms denoting something out of alignment with ordinary reality. She believes that letting ourselves explore the inherent “distortions” in reality is part of what gives us heart, and balance. Addressing “beauty” in a painting feels too passive, and what she is seeking is a psychological moment, a different kind of beauty. She has much to say of the dark and hilarious absurdities we must often endure... while we are creating ourselves.

Primarily a figurative painter, Wilson has worked in many other mediums, including photography, printmaking, and assemblage. Pamela received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was awarded a Regents Fellowship, the Abrams Project Grant, and a Regents Award for her Thesis Exhibition. She is currently Mentor Faculty at Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna, CA, as part of the MFA Program.

Exhibiting consistently since 1992, her work has been the subject of eighteen solo exhibitions, including shows in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, and California. She has been included in many museum exhibitions, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC, and a solo exhibition at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Her work is included in many prestigious collections, including Tom Skerritt, Joe Panteleone, Whoopi Goldberg, and Howard Tullman.

About Pamela Wilson

American, based in California, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
The Sweetest Poison, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Earthly Delights, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
Pieces of My Soul, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
Parallel Universe, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
Figurative II, Gallery 1261, Denver
2016
PRIZED POSSESSIONS, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2015
ART FOR THE HOLIDAY, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2015
2015
Art Southampton, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2015
SKIN | DEEP, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
EDGE OF TEMPTATION, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
TRANSCENDENTAL FEMININE FANTASY, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton