Pamela Flynn

www.pamelaflynnart.com

STATEMENT

Balance

Life is a balance. Relationships are about a balance of power. Our relationship to earth is a balance between using and preserving, our personal health (physical and mental) is a balance between too much and too little. How we interact with people outside our national borders is a balance between inclusion and exclusion.

I am using rocks as a metaphor for elements that are in a relationship with each other. If one rock is removed the balance is destroyed- the rocks fall. I am using stone walls as a metaphor for exclusion and inclusion. Walls, whether visible or invisible, are barriers. My stone walls are not mortared. They are structures of balance. Remove one rock and envision the collapse.

I ask myself and I ask the viewer -where am I / where are you in this balance-a disrupter or a person who maintains? I ask myself and I ask the viewer where am I/where are you positioned in relation to the wall – are you included or are you excluded? Do you build walls to keep in or to keep out? Are you an includer or are you an excluder? This body of work is not answering any questions-the only absolute presented is balance.

Pamela Flynn
412 Wildwood Place, Lake Como, NJ 07719
Phone:732-749-3577
Email: dmfbeach@aol.com

Education:

MFA Painting and Drawing, New Jersey City University, NJ 1996
MA Fine Arts Education, Kean College, Union, NJ 1995
MA Fine Arts Education, Kean College, Union, NJ 1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Professor of Art/Coordinator of Fine Arts, Holy Family University, Philadelphia 1999-present

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS:

Presentation: Considering Harm: The Exhibit, 10/13 Holy Family University, PA
Selected Participant- College Art Association, 2/07, NYC.
Paper: Going Beyond the Studio Walls/A Liberal Arts Partnership
Selected Participant- International Symposium on the Arts and Society 2/07, NYC
Paper: The Making of an Artist: Building On Past Practices While Looking to the Future.
            Published in: The International Journal of the Arts in Society
Selected Participant- Holy Family University Scholarship Conference 2010
Paper: Uncovering the Process
Work Included In: Best of America: Mixed Media, Kennedy Publishing, 2007

GRANTS:

2006Puffin Foundation Grant -Project: Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur

ARTIST HAND MADE BOOKS:

Three Green Rocks, Distributed- Printed Matter, NY, NY
duel duty, T 3, Distributed Printed Matter, NY, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2018Floral Entities, Up Stairs Gallery, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CTr
2018Shelter, Group Exhibit, Da Vinci Art Alliance / Philadelphia Sculptors, Philadelphia, PA
2018Lazy Susan Gallery, NYC group exhibit NYC Phoenix Art Collective
2018One person exhibit Basil Yoga Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
2018Dirty Little TRUMP Show, IMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017Out of Context, one person exhibit, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT
2017Considering Harm, one person exhibit, Hudson Pride, Jersey City, NJ
2017Gritty in Pink, Bailey Contemporary Art, Pompano Beach, FL
2017Bud Studies, one person exhibit, Tiny Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2016Considering Harm, one person exhibit , ArtWorks Trenton, NJ
2016Considering Harm, one person exhibit , Kelli Copeland Lofts, Orange, NJ
2016Impending After, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2015Considering Harm, one person exhibit , Convergence Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2015Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, online gallery
2014Forget-Me-Not, one person exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, NYCr
2014Best of 2014 WCA National, ARC Gallery, Chicago
2014Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, NYC
2013Considering Harm/Maryland, one person exhibit , The Delaplaine Visual Arts, MD
2013Small Shrines, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA
2013Violence, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA
2013Invitational, Monmouth University, NJ
2013Considering Harm, one person exhibit , A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia
2013Demarcation, one person exhibit, Jed Williams Studio, Philadelphia
2012“There’s No Racism in America”, The Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia
2012Woman + Body Exhibition, Kepco Plaza Gallery Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Gwangju Cultural Foundation’s MediaCube Gwangju, South Korea
2012Considering Harm, one person exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2012Gender Issues, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2012Making HerStory, Center for Green Urbanism, Washington DC
2012In Liquid Benefit V.12, Philadelphia, PA
2011Stretching the Medium, Arizona State University School of Art
2011Impact, Swing Space Gallery, Ohio State University
2011Women and Water, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2011Demarcation, one person exhibit , Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2011Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NYC
2010SEPCHE Group Faculty Exhibition, Chestnut Hill College, PA
2010Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, one person exhibit, East Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ
2010Wall to Wall, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2010The Lens Based Image, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
2010Quintet, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2010Women, International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2010Wish You Were Here, AIR Gallery, NYC
2010Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NYC
2009Four Cultural Stories, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, NJ
2009SEPCHE Group Exhibition, Rosemont University, PA
2009Projection Show, Artist Unite, NYC
2009Wish You Were Here, AIR Gallery, NYC
2009Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, one person exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2009A.C.E., Program for the Homeless Auction, NYC
2009Ponderings, one person exhibition, Plastic Club, Philadelphia
2009Freedom, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (best 2-d in show award)
2009Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NYC
2009Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2008Think Tank, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, KY
2008Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur, one person exhibit, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
2008Artists Unite Live, Our Savior’s Atonement’s Cornerstone Center, NYC
2008Environmental Distress, Louis Redding City Building, Wilmington, DE
2008Space Place Life, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
2008Generations VI, Invitational, A.I.R.Gallery, NYC
2008Making Marks, Brookdale Community College, NJ
2008Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2007Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, NYC
2007Ponderings, one person exhibition, Monmouth University, NJ
2007Ponderings, one person exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2007Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2006Continuing contributor to Artist Unite/Now Hear This, Artist Unite Gallery
2006Dada Domestique, Cazenovia College, NY
2006Generations 5, AIR Gallery
2006The Space In Between, Bruce Gallery, one person exhibition, Endinboro University, PA
2008Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2005My America, Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ
2005Making History: Then and Now, WCA Members, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia
2005Self-Portraits: Inside and Out, Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, MA
2005Testifyin’ 2005, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State U, NC
2005Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2004The Space In Between, one person exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
2004Multeity, WCA Group Exhibit , Zonk Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004Salon de Expace #2, About Glamour, Brooklyn, NY
2004Dream WCA Group Exhibit, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia. PA
2004Invitational Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2004Masquerade, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
2003Douglas Dibble Memorial Art Auction, Hunter College, NY, NY
2003Backroads and Boulevards International, The Printmaking Council of NJ, touring
2003Documenting Women’s Lives, WCA-DC, touring exhibition
2003TechArt, South Shore Art Center, MA
2003The Photographic Process V International, Period Gallery, Periodgallery.com
2003Spring Forward, Fall Back, Gallery Mia Tyson, Wilmington, NC
20035”x5”x5”, Ladyfest, Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Ceres Gallery, NYC
NYC Phoenix Art Collective
Philadelphia Chapter –Women’s Caucus For Art
College Art Association
International Sculpture Center