Pamela J. Black is an abstract painter who lives and works in a rural town in Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and holds her Masters in Education, which she obtained while teaching elementary art for five years. Black spends her days with her two young children while painting from her in-home art studio during their nap time.
Black's work can also be found at The Millworks in Harrisburg, PA. You can find her there most weekend nights in Studio 322, so stop by to say hi if you're in the area. Some of her paintings are also available in the gift shop.
My paintings are interpretations of what I see around me and what I have discovered through sketches along my travels. I often begin by creating a random mark on canvas or paper and respond to it by bringing order back to the surface. Focus on process, change and exploration is essential to creating work that feels authentic and personal. Ultimately, my creative process is fueled by a need to find a sense of balance between chaos and control.
Through this dialogue that I create, I continue to find connections to myself. My paintings serve as reflections of my soul’s landscape - they are visual records of my emotions, findings, and my everyday thoughts. I choose to explore these ideas through my relationship with the medium, while constantly expressing myself through the process of painting. My hope is for the viewer to be brought into the present moment while engaging with my paintings and to be able to find their own story within the artwork.
2019 Yorkfest Adult Juried Exhibition, Creative York, PA
*Received Award of Distinction
2019 Solo Exhibition, “Third in the Burg” Featured Artist, Cafe 1500, Harrisburg, PA
2019 Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Art Gallery,
2019 91st International Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
2019 Purple Pops!, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA
2019 Small Works Winter 2019 Juried Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
2019 Alterations Juried Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA
2019 BLUE Juried Group Exhibition, Creative York, York, PA
2018 Art in the Valley, Mechanicsburg Museum Association, Mechanicsburg, PA
2014 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery, The Art Institute of York, York, PA
2012 Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, The Parliament, York, PA
2010 Two-Person Exhibition, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA (with sculptor,
2010 Solo Exhibition, A Place to Start, Gunnar Galleries at the Sewing Factory, Gettysburg, PA
2010 Lemon Show, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA
2009 Painting and Photography Exhibit, Hazleton Art League, Hazleton, PA
2009 31st Annual Student Art Exhibit, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg, PA
*Received Painting Third Prize Award
2009 12th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
2008 Keystone National Works on Paper National Juried Exhibition, The Art Center School &
Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA
2008 Solo Exhibition, New Works, The Finer Edge Gallery, Gettysburg, PA
2008 Solo Exhibition, The ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA
2008 Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, Progressive Galleries, Harrisburg, PA
2008 Featured Artist, Gallerie 13, Mechanicsburg, PA
2008 Featured Artist, Group Exhibition, The ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA
2007 Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007, 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, The State Museum of PA,
2007 Solo Exhibition, A Process of Exploration, Student Union Gallery, Kutztown, PA