Pamela Tudor is a painter and creator of three-dimensional shadow boxes. She studied at the New York Studio School from 1978-1980, and at the Art Students League in NY from 1975-1977. She was born and raised in NYC and has an MA in Applied Psychology from NYU. Pamela has shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Emerging Collector Gallery in NYC. She had a solo show of her climate change work at the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia in January 2015 entitled “Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw”. Her work is in numerous private collections in NY, Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles. She is a member of Inliquid, The DaVinci Art Alliance and the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
I have always been interested in digging deeply to explore mystery, whether it is penetrating layers of space, geography, or the human psyche. This exploration leads me to experiment with color, mixed media and layering, or scratching away at layers. In addition to brushes, I use whatever tools I can find to create a visual language that best conveys my thoughts and feelings.
For many years my connection to the earth and how we are destroying the environment has been on my mind. I have been painting about our Climate Reality for a while, in a series on rising waters, lost ice and lost trees — all desecrations of our beautiful planet, our home.
Meaningful history and events also influence my art. I have made a number of paintings in a series called “You Are Not Forgotten”. Some reference the struggles of Tibetans to retain their culture. Others reference the holocaust and famous painters.
I also create 3-dimensional, mixed media shadow boxes. These started as an outlet for humor and whimsy and putting a stop to “fixing things”. I use broken, found, and repurposed objects to create something new. I call many of them “song boxes” because of the use of antique sheet music.
The beautiful thing about making art is that not only does it give the artist meaning and purpose, it moves the viewer too (hopefully), and enriches the lives and souls of those who view it.
Second Language Juried Exhibition, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
The Creative Muse, Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Culture & Conversation, Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely Abstract Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Artists Unite: Project Fishtown 2, The Hatchatory, Philadelphia, PA
CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
FWS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Holiday Show, Shamanic Stones
Dream House Earth, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
The Emerging Collector Gallery, New York, NY
22nd National Sun Carnival, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Black and White, Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY
US Customs House Museum, New York, NY
NY Studio School Gallery, New York, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY
Art Students League, Woodstock, NY
InLiquid Benefit, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
Numerous Private collections nationwide
New York University, New York, NY
MA, Applied Psychology
Queens College, Flushing, NY
2009 - 2012
Continuing Education, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1978 - 1980
New York Studio School
1975 - 1977
Art Students League of NYC and Woodstock, NY