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Biography

As an artist who has resided in the Southwestern United States for close to three decades, my work is a response to the inherit quality of light and textures and the confluence of cultures that are unique to the region. It is this environment that has continually provided the inspiration that permits my art to shift from architectural surfaces to canvas, and to panel in recognition of qualities that each brings to the other. My current paintings involve the use of American Clay panels painted upon with oil glazes, which when combined, provide an ideal combination of ground and surface creating a translucent depth of field that results in the transformation of the visual experience. The imagery is transcendental and always borders on the abstract. My paintings, like the land itself, defy scale, often adapting and becoming incorporated into interior spaces. Each space is composed to create an atmosphere in which the viewer is provided with a vehicle to shift their levels of consciousness beyond their immediate space and time. Through the use of traditional mediums and grounds, I have come to recognize and appreciate that materials such as clay and oil, offer the artist with untold possibilities of expression. It is exciting to make the old, current, in an authentic manner, continuing to explore ever expanding horizons.

 

Experience

1987 – 2014. Pamela Platt Studio, Santa Fe, NM & New York, NY Pamela Platt Studio is a fine art and design business that has specialized for the past 28 years in collaborating with people on their homes and businesses. The scope of the work includes interior and exterior color and surface consultations for homes ranging from 1,600 square feet to 10,000 square feet, designing and executing painted ceilings, floors, walls, tiles, doors, fireplaces, sculptures, paintings, trompe l’oeil, murals and restorations. The studio works directly with clients and architects, interior designers, contractors and collaborates with other artisans in the United States.

 

Education

2009 American Clay, Albuquerque, NM. Certified Applicator.

1989 New School of Social Research, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Italian Fresco Painting.

1985 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. BFA, Illustration.

1983 -1984 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy 1981 – 1982

Reilly League of Artists, Inc., White Plains, NY. Studied Painting and Drawing !!

 

Selected Commissions

DeVargas Center, Santa Fe, NM. 2014.

First Church of Christ, Science, Santa Fe, NM. 2005.

The Getgood Franklin Group: getgoodfranklin.com 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2009.

Keith Green Gallery, New York, NY. 1986.

LeBow Industries, New York, NY. 1987.

Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York, NY. 1989.

Margo Feiden Gallery, New York, NY. 1987.

Pyramid Club, New York, NY. 1988.

Palace Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM. 2004.

Stair & Co., New York, NY. 1987.

Taos Hacienda Inn, Taos, NM. 1992.

Ten Thousand Waves, Japanese Spa, Santa Fe, NM. 2008, 2010.

Trans-Lux Theaters, Durango, CO. 2000.

Trump Towers, New York, NY. 1989.

Wamsutta Pacific Home Products, New York, NY. 1989.

Water Street Inn, Santa Fe, NM. 1994.

Numerous private residences across the United States. 1987 -2014. Other listings available upon request.

 

Publications

~ Summer 2014. Su Casa, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Magazine. Page 46: http://issuu.com/ santafean/docs/su_casa_north_summer_2014_digital_e/0

~ Summer 2014. I See I Go, E-magazine. Page 6: http://www.iseeigo.com/index.php/isig-media/ inside-magazine

~ 2010. Fresco Restoration Article. Contemporary Fresco Gazette:: http://www.truefresco.org/ 2010/09/pamela-platt-restores-dorothy-stuar.html

~ March/April 2006. “Local Flavor,” Design Issue, Cover shot of Ten Thousand Waves includes work by Pamela Platt.

~ April 30, 2006. “The Santa Fe New Mexican,” Real Estate Section, “Bringing An Ancient Art Form Home.” ~ April 2000. “New Mexico Magazine,” Special Home Issue, “A Personal Touch.”

~ August 22, 1998. “The Orange County Register,” Home and Garden Section, “Colorific.”

~ July 29, 1994. “The Santa Fe New Mexican,” Pasatiempo Section, “Signature Series.”