Pamela Wilson - "Lady Without an Ermine" - oil and 24K gold leaf on canvas over birch panel. 45.7 x 45.7cm (18"x18")
Lady Without an Ermine
Oil and 24K gold leaf on canvas over birch panel
45.7 x 45.7cm (18" x 18")
Pamela Wilson (United States) has built a reputation for works of art that transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the otherworldly. She develops haunting images which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work, as she explores the great chasm of the psyche, the abyss that opens when you seek to understand the complex human in modernity. Addressing “beauty” in a painting feels too passive, and what she is seeking is a psychological moment, a different kind of beauty, the beauty in absurdity.
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 23 solo exhibitions, spanning the United States. She has exhibited in many museums, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC, and a solo exhibition at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Her work has become part of many prestigious collections, and she has graced the cover of American Art Collector Magazine twice since 2014, most recently in August 2016. She won first place in the 2015 Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition, in the “Outside The Box” category.