PAMELA CASPER: PAINTING
Pamela Casper was born and raised in New York City. Her formal training took place at the LaGuardia High School for Music and Art. Upon graduation she received the Kerner award for most creative art student. Pamela attended Swarthmore College, where she majored in psychology and studied painting with Harriet Schorr. Following college she moved to Paris for two years to paint independently and be closer to the masters she admired.
In 1980 Pamela returned to New York City, the lower Manhattan skyline became her subject. From 1985 to 1987 she took up pastel and continued with the cityscapes while developing a new series of “Break Dancer” drawings. These drawings were exhibited in a solo show in Geneva, Switzerland in 1987. Pamela also exhibited these works at the Pastel Society in New York City in 1989, where she received an award.
Pamela’s landscapes have been shown throughout New England and in France. Her still life work has been exhibited at the American Watercolor Society in New York City and at the Arts Forum gallery on 57th Street, NYC. In addition, the editors of Gourmet Magazine and Fine Cooking Magazine have published her watercolors. Her textile designs have appeared on the ties and scarves of the fashion designer, Nicole Miller.
In the last five years Pamela has moved into new realms of expression. In 2012 she was accepted into the EMerge residency at Earthdance for Living in Massachusetts, where she developed a collaborative performance piece based on her Tornado paintings and designed sculptures installed during the performance. In 2013 she was invited to create an installation called “Abandoned Nests” as part of an exhibition in the Mindener Museum in Minden Germany.
Pamela lives and maintains a studio in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn. She is married and raising her boy/girl twins. To see more of her work, visit her website: www.pamelacasper.com.