Pamela Staker

UPCOMING
Open Studio
Bridgeport Art Center 3rd Fridays Event
March 15, 2019, from 7-10pm
1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Parking lot is to the north of the building off of Racine.
Directions to My New Space:
I'm located in Studio OA1050 on the River Level (fancy way of saying basement!) Enter the building from the parking lot (north entrance under the bright blue awning) and take the elevator to BR. Go left all the way down the hallway - follow the lights and the music and you can't miss me.

RECENT
The Other Art Fair
September 27-30, 2018
Mana Contemporary
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BIOGRAPHY/WORK STATEMENT
Pamela Staker was born in 1967 in Peoria, Illinois.  She started out as a Math Major at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and after 1 ½ years migrated to the Art Department where she graduated with a BFA in Painting.  Staker 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. Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections including The Sophy Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and Cascade Hills Country Club, Grand Rapids, MI. She recently relocated her studio to The Bridgeport Art Center (BAC) in Chicago and is available by appointment or once a month at the BAC Third Friday Open Studio Events.
 
Staker examines abstraction in her work through a compiled visual language of urban elements, geometric shapes, unusual color combinations, and pops of nature. She often employs the figure as a structural means when building a composition to introduce line, discover shape, and contain color. These paintings are animated fragments of modern life intertwined with vivid memories of the artist's past usually struck by her color choices and the influences of nature. Transplanting to Chicago from a small town many years ago was exhilarating and overwhelming with the artist finding it easy to go out of balance. She sought help and recovery. Her work is now largely a translation of her contemplative interior with all its struggles and goodness, into an expression on canvas that is full of life and emotion sometimes messy and mostly beautiful.


NEWS
Complete database of my available works searchable by size, color, subject etc... https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/pamela-staker

I am thrilled to have several works in the permanent collection of the newly opened Sophy Hyde Park Boutique Hotel.

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.