PamelaPamela Vander Zwan Pamela holds an M.F.A., in Photography from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA and a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Photography from Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ. Her work has been exhibited at institutions nationally including Kramnert Art Museum in Illinoise; Spencer Museum of Art in Kansas;PS 122,PPOW Galery and HereArt in New York. She lectures across the country about her work and has received grants and awards for her images including the National Endowment for the Arts. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Puffin Foundation Grant, Support for Social and Political Art in 2006. To see Pam’s artwork click on the link below.

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Solo Exhibitions
2011 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY- a Reading Room for Shedding Light
2009 Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami, FL- a Reading Room for Shedding Light
2005 Barco Law Library Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA- Shedding Light
1998 Atavist Gallery @ Temporary Autonomous Zone, New London, CT- Bedtime Stories
1994 Brookdale County College of Monmouth, Lincroft, NJ – Mythos
1991 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY- Icons and Myths for the 21st Century

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 University Art Gallery at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA- John Q.Public & Citizen Jane
2005 Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ- PatriArt-Artists Defend Civil Liberiites
2004 Krannert Art Museum, Urban, IL-Social Studies-Eight Artists Look at Brown v. Board of Education
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS- Social Studies-Eight Artists Look at Brown v. Board of Education
2002 HereArt, New York, NY-EatArt 5
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ-Benefit Art Invitational
2001 Arts Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY-Photography Invitational 2001
2000 The WISI Institute for the Advancement of Business, Graz, Austria-Higher Learning
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD-Snapshot
1998 PPOW Gallery, New York, NY- Rights of Spring
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ- NJSC on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition
Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ- Essex Exposed
1997 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY- Response, Collision, Newspeak
Here Gallery, New York, NY- Available Culture
The Fabric Workshop/Museum, Philadelphia, PA- Verso
1996 Gallery of South Orange, NJ- Image Afterimage
1995 PS 122, New York, NY-two person show
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY- Dealer’s Choice
1993 The Drawing Center, New York, NY- Cadavre Exquis, A Benefit Exhibition
Istituto di Cultura “Casa G. Cini”, Ferrara, Italy- Ellis Island: La Porta Dell’America
The Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY- Photonominal
1992 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX- New American Talent
Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX- Beyond Photography
The Cullen Center, Houston, TX- Beyond Photography
Augustus Sherman Gallery, Ellis Island Museum, Ellis Island, NY-Photographers on Ellis, 1900-1990
1990 New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ- Force of Repetition
1989 Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ- Camera as Conscience
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ- New Jersey Arts Annual

Grants and Awards
2006 Puffin Foundation Grant, Support for Social and Political Art
2005 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, S.O.S. (Special Opportunity Stipend)
Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Portfolio Review accepted participant
2003 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, S.O.S. (Special Opportunity Stipend)
1996 Artist in Residence: Light Work, Syracuse, NY
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship: Photography
1990 National Endowment for the Arts Mid-Atlantic Regional Visual Arts Fellowship: Photography
Juror’s Merit Award-“Beyond Photography” Texas Fine Arts Association

Lectures
2009 “Notes on ‘a Reading Room for Shedding Light’,” Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami, FL
2007 “Shedding Light on 9/11,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2004 “Politics as Muse”, University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, IL
1996 Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
1991 “Icons and Myths for the 21st Century”, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
1989 “Media Seduction in the 1980’s”, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ

Education
M.F.A., Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
B.F.A., Printmaking and Photography, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

Collections
Ellis Island Museum, Ellis Island, NY
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

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