Primarily a figurative painter,
Pamela has worked in many other mediums, including photography,
printmaking, and assemblage. She 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
Pamela has earned a reputation
for paintings which transcend the ordinary. 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
Descriptions of her work such
as "'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.
Pamela chooses to address beauty
in her paintings as a psychological moment "revolving around
the dark and hilarious absurdities we endure while creating ourselves."
Exhibiting since 1992, Wilson's
work has been the subject of eighteen solo shows from New York
City to California; and she has exhibited in many museums including
the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC.
Her paintings are collected by
celebrity patrons including Tom Skerrit, Joe Panteleone, Whoopie
Goldberg and Howard Tullman.
She currently resides in Santa Barbara, CA.