Open Studio: New Paintings and Works on Paper
April 21-22, 2018
Exhibition Announcements, Studio News and New Artwork Updates.
Small Works Big Impact
Pamela Staker is a Chicago-based contemporary artist. She shares her work/live studio with Chukwu, Wyatt, Chi Chi, and Monkey - all rescue animals. Staker received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and has received several grants and awards including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a CAAP Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Staker's work has an urban/rural duality strongly influenced by growing up in a small Midwestern town and then transplanting to downtown Chicago directly after art school. She is forever trying to capture fragments of the colors and shapes etched in her memory and mix them with her current observations as a city dweller. Staker's art-making process is a performance of sorts – spontaneously choreographed, playful, sensitive, and free-flowing. She allows herself a great deal of freedom in paint handling, creating energy in the works by applying marks quickly and with a confidence that is intuitive and decidedly unfussy.
Complete database of my available works searchable by size, color, subject etc... https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/pamela-staker
Voyage Chicago Interview August 15, 2017
I am pleased to announce that I was selected for inclusion in the International Issue 13, June 2016 of Fresh Paint Magazine by curator Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art.
Painting put artist Pamela Staker's life back on track by Rick Kogan. Chicago Tribune - Sunday July 27, 2014
Saatchi Art Feature Interview November 11, 2013
Dave Bown Projects, 7th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention Recipient.