Originally from the Midwest, Pamela Marks received her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Illinois and an MFA in painting from the University of Arizona. A long-term interest in abstraction and organic form is evident in her paintings and prints. The idea that nature is in a constant state of flux and dissolution is central to the work. The work reflects a fascination with the phenomena of seeing, especially how we perceive color.
Marks' artworks have been exhibited in France, Scotland, the Dominican Republic, Greece and the Netherlands. She has had numerous exhibitions across the United States. Her paintings are included in a number of collections including The Tucson Museum of Art; IBM; Tokyo Ana Hotel; Florence Griswold Museum; Benziger Winery; Pabst Brewing Corporation; Singapore Sheraton Hotel; and the Colorado Sangre de Cristo Art Center. In 1994, Marks was awarded an honorarium and purchase prize for her multi-paneled artwork, “Healing,” that is on permanent display at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson.
Marks spent four months in the Dominican Republic as an artist-in-residence at Altos de Chavon in 1986, and she was the first PASCA artist in residence in Auvillar, France. In 2008, she received a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture. Marks has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. While at the American Academy in Rome in the visiting Artist and Scholar Program, the artist began research on sacred geometry that continues to inform her work. Since 1991, Marks has taught painting and drawing at Connecticut College in New London.
SELECTED ONE- AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Pamela Marks: Paintings, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2010 Celebrating 100 years of Abstraction, Alcove Gallery, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ
2009 Transpositions, EO Art Lab, Chester, CT
2008 The Camouflage Series, Multi-Cultural Center (Haas Gallery), Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
2007 Camouflage, Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College The Camouflage Series, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Nature’s Veil, EO Art Lab, Chester, CT
Inner and Outer Worlds, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ
2006 Atmosphere in Flux, Kirkland Center for the Arts, Clinton, NY
2005 Watercolors, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
2004 Paintings and Watercolors, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
2003 Recent Work, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002 Paper Jewels, Burnished Chariot, New London. CT
2015 Works on Paper 2015: Japan-U.S. Art Exchange Exhibition, Yuwaku Sousaku no Mori Center for Crafts and Culture, Kanazawa, Japan supported by the Consul General of the United States Osaka, Japan
2014 Then and Now, Four Artists, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima College, Tucson, AZ
Then and Now, Tucson Airport Authority, Tucson AZ.
Made In Paint: An Exhibition of the 2013 Artists in Residence, Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY
3rd Annual Exhibition of Connecticut Printmakers, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University.
2013 Certifiably Organic, Watershed Gallery, Ridgefield, CT.
2012 Watercolor: Paper and Pigment, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles. MO. Dec. 2012-Jan.
2013 Small Things Considered, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ., July
2012 Annual Faculty Exhibitions, 1991–2012, Cummings Arts Center, New London, CT
2011 NKG Juried National Exhibition, NK Gallery, Boston, MA Synesthesia, EO Art lab, CT
Rose Moon, Second Avenue Fire House Gallery and Performance Space, Bay Shore, NY
Limited Edition: Prints from Artists-Collectors. Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima College, Tucson, AZ
2010 Shared Response, EO Art lab, CT San Francisco Art Fair
2010, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Common Purpose, EO Art lab, CT
2009 Soft Serve, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT