Pam Black

  • Selected Works

    Architecture of the Field (#2), 2018. Oil finger painting on canvas,  24 x 48 inches

     

    Architecture of the Field (#1), 2017. Oil finger painting on canvas,  30 x 48 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Doc #4), 2018. Oil finger painting on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Rosa and box), 2018. Oil finger painting on masonite, 9 x 24 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Evening Sighting), 2017. Oil finger painting on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

     

    Architecture of the Field (Rosa), 2017. Oil finger painting, pencil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

    Dirt Drawings (Doc and Friend), 2017. Soil on paper, 14 x 17 inches

    Dirt Drawings (Dakota and Friend), 2017. Soil on paper, 14 x 17 inches

    Dirt Drawings (Peppy), 2017. Soil on paper, 14 x 17 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Rosa and Oscar), 2017. Oil finger painting on masonite, 9 x 12 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Dakota and Fence), 2018. Oil finger painting on masonite, 9 x 12 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Willy), 2017. Oil finger painting on masonite, 9 x 12 inches

    Architecture of the Field (Cowboy), 2018. Oil finger painting on masonite, 9 x 12 inches

  • Past Exhibitions

    Selections
    Pam Black, Kris Iden, Peyton Hurt Millikan, Ann Lyne, David Summers, Theo van Groll, Sanjay Vora
    6 February – 8 March 2015

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    Doc by Pam Black at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Doc, 2014. Oil (fingerpainting) and stitching, 24 x 24 inches

    Wingo #2 by Pam Black at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Wingo #2, 2015.Oil (fingerpainting) and stitching, 9 x 12 inches

    Wingo #2 by Pam Black at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery

    Cleo, 2014.Oil (fingerpainting) and stitching, 9 x 12 inches

    Twenty!
    LYdM turns 20 in 2015
    9 January – 1 February 2015

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    Celebrating Women in the Arts
    Featuring a Group of 37 Women Artists
    1-30 March 2007
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  • Biography

    Pam Black received her degree in drawing and painting from Washington University in the mid 1970’s, where classical figure study and Abstract Expressionism were en vogue. In graduate school at Pratt Institute, Conceptualism was the trend. These early influences and other life experiences inform her work and teaching today. Pam practices “finding accuracy in expression”, a phrase which captures years of rendering, painting and writing her biography. During this process, she invented ways to challenge her own habitual ways of thinking and working – methods she shares with her students. Pam has taught drawing for over two decades, beginning with elementary school at the Dalton School in New York and culminating with graduate students at the University of Virginia. For 20 years, she held a position at Piedmont Virginia Community College where she became a Professor of Art. Pam holds a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and Department of Drama. She has exhibited in the DC area at Gallery 10 and G.R.A.C.E., regionally at Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Sawhill Gallery and 1708 Gallery, and in the Midwest at New Harmony Gallery in Indiana. Her work is in the private collection of Capitol One in Richmond, Kate Spade in New York and the New Harmony Inn. She has a permanent installation of paintings in the Charlottesville City Hall Annex.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education
    Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Arts  Brooklyn  NY [1979]
    Washington University, Bachelor of Fine Arts  St. Louis  MO [1976]
     
    Teaching Experience
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

    Lecturer:
    Department of Drama  Figure Drawing [2002 to present]

    School of Architecture  Drawing+Composition, Drawing+Sketching, Drawing for Design [1999 to present]

    McIntire Department of Art   Drawing I and II [1997 to 1999]

     

    Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville VA [1985 to 2008]

    Professor of Art:

    Design I – II

    Figure Drawing

    Painting

     

    Albemarle High School Charlottesville VA [1986 to 1992]

    Instructor of Art:Art I – IV

    Co-author of Albemarle County Art Curriculum K-12

     
    Related Experience
    University of Virginia Charlottesville VA [2012]

    Movement and the Human Body, a workshop given in support of the Creature Project (a cross-disciplinary event between Department of Drama, School of Architecture, Studio Art

     

    Beverley Street Studio School Staunton  VA [2012 + 2014]Finding Accuracy Through Expression Workshop

     

    Art Center in Orange  Orange VA [2010] [2013]

    New Work by Laura Edwards Wooten Invited Curator

     

    University of Virginia School of Law Charlottesville VA [1998 to 1999]
    Annual Art Exhibitions Curator
     

    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar  VA [1998]
    Fellow Artist in Residence
     

    Virginia Festival of the Book Charlottesville  VA [1997 to 1998]
    P iedmont Virginia Community College Student Book Designs Presenter
     

    James Madison University Harrisonburg  VA [1992 to 1993]
    Sawhill Gallery Regional Art Advisor
     

    Piedmont Council of the Arts Charlottesville  VA [1992]
    Emerging Artists ‘92 Curator

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Seminar Series VA [1991]Leadership Charlottesville, The Arts Connection

    Presenter of visual arts project for area executives

     
     
    Invited Lectures
    Beverley Street Studio School  Staunton VA [2011]

    Charlottesville Watercolor Guild  Charlottesville VA [2011, 2013]

    School of Architecture, Common Course, University of Virginia, Charlottesville  VA [2011]

    Woodbury Forest, Drawing and the Creative Process, Orange VA [2006]

    Les Yeux du Monde, Conversation with the Artists, Charlottesville VA [2002]

    School of Architecture, Lessons in Making, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA [2001]

    Babcock Fine Arts Center, The Evolution of Eve, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar VA [1997]

    Department of Sociology, Creative Process, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA [1987]

     
    Solo Exhibitions
    Alchemy Chroma Project Arts Laboratory, Charlottesville VA [2012]

    Theory and Ethereal School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA [2010]

    Sugar Walker Fine Arts Center, Woodbury Forest, Orange VA [2006]

    New WorkHunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA [2000]

    Recent Work New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony IN [1999]

    Free Play Piedmont Virginia Community College Gallery, Charlottesville VA [1999]

    Supported in Exposure Kate Spade, New York  NY [1999]

    Eden Revived Babcock Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar VA [1997]

    Eden Revived Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA [1996]

    Fact of Life McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA [1988]

     
    Selected Group Invitational Exhibitions
    Manger Chroma Project Arts Laboratory, Charlottesville VA [2016]

    Summer Light Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA [2016]

    Selections 2015 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA [2015]

    Twenty Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA [2015]

    Benefit Art Auction Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA [2011, 2014, 2017]

    Art of the Piedmont Walker Fine Arts Center, Woodbury Forest, Orange VA [2008]

    Celebrating Women in the ArtsLes Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA [2007]

    New ArtSecond Street Gallery Invitational Auction, Charlottesville, VA [2005]  

    Winter Garden Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville VA [2002]

    Snapshot Contemporary Museum, Baltimore  MD [2000]

    Refiguring Gallery 10, Washington DC [1992]

    Animal Revival Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News VA [1992]

    New Work McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA [1985]

    Ford Foundation WinnersAtlantic Gallery, Brooklyn NY [1979]

     
    Competitive Exhibitions
    Under/Under Muse Gallery, Philadelphia PA [2000]

    34th Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition Award Winner, Chrysler Museum of Fine Arts, Norfolk VA [1998]

    Annual Exhibition 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA [1996]

    Annual Juried Exhibition Peninsula Fine Arts Museum, Newport News VA [1995]

    Select 95 Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA [1995]

    Paintings from the Piedmont2nd Place, Daily Progress Annual Juried Exhibition, Charlottesville VA [1995]

    Select 93Honorable Mention, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA [1993]

    Annual Juried Exhibition G.R.A.C.E., Reston VA [1993]

    10th Annual Bay Days Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton VA [1992]

    Annual Juried Exhibition Merit Award, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News VA [1991] 

    Collections

    Public

    Charlottesville City Hall, Virginia Public Art Commission

     

    Corporate

    Capitol One, Richmond  VA

    Owens Collection, New Harmony  IN

    Martha Jefferson Hospital VA

    University of Virginia, Childrens Hospital

     

    Private

    Please contact the artist

     
    Selected Reviews
    “Theory in practice: Black draws on her teaching,“ by Laura Parsons, The Hook [2010]

    “Practice, Don’t Preach,“ by Emily Smith, C‘Ville [2002]

    Art Papers, Volume 1, Issue 1 [January/February 1998]

    “…Letting go of a painful past,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Fall 1997]

    “Painting from the Piedmont dazzle,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Summer 1995]

    “Simple beauty abounds in Virginia art,“ The Virginia Pilot [Summer 1990]

    “City’s new Art Policy takes form,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Spring 1989]

     
    Awards and Recognitions
    Most Valuable Faculty Member Athletic Department, University of Virginia [2007]

    Virginia Public Art Commission Charlottesville  VA [1990]

    Teacher Excellence Award Albemarle High School, Charlottesville  VA [1989, 1990]

    Pratt Studio Scholar Award  Ford Foundation Grant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn  NY [1979]

     
    Community/Professional Service
    Gordonsville Town CouncilCouncil Member [2011 to 2014]

    Board of Zoning Appeals of Gordonsville VA Member [2010 to 2011]

    Monacan Indian College Tuition Fund Annual donation of commissioned painting [2007 to 2010]

    Virginia Legislative Trail Ride Sponsor and Wrangler [2000 to 2015]

  • Articles and Reviews

    “Theory in practice: Black draws on her teaching,“ by Laura Parsons, The Hook [2010]

    “Practice, Don’t Preach,“ by Emily Smith, C‘Ville [2002]

    Art Papers, Volume 1, Issue 1 [January/February 1998]

    “…Letting go of a painful past,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Fall 1997]

    “Painting from the Piedmont dazzle,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Summer 1995]

    “Simple beauty abounds in Virginia art,“ The Virginia Pilot [Summer 1990]

    “City’s new Art Policy takes form,“ Charlottesville Daily Progress [Spring 1989]