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Pamela Belknap

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Thirty-Five Thousand Calories, 2013 Mixed Media 52x52x9 Inches © Pamela Belknap
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Quick Facts
Schools
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Representing galleries
Studio 110 Gallery: An Experimental Art Space
Tags
mixed-media, installation, photography, digital, abstract, conceptual
Statement

I am interested in human beliefs, rituals, and traditions – how they are formed, how they change with time. Belief systems are central to the human condition and attachment to our beliefs often becomes more important than individual, critical thought. We fear the loss of our beliefs and cling to the notion that without them we will lose a part of our inherent selves. Within my work I closely examine my surroundings and pull to the surface the underlying questions behind commonly shared beliefs. I utilize photography as a tool to reconsider the constructive and destructive potential of an image. First glance or initial thought is not enough, we must always question what we see and what we believe. 

“Photographic evidence” is not always true.

Do not believe what you see – do not believe what you believe. 

education

Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2010
Post Baccalaureate, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 2008
Bachelor of Science: Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 

exhibitions

A3, Studio 110, Sausalito, CA 2012

Habitat: Explorations of Home and Shelter in Contemporary, Bank of Commerce, Lafayette CA 2011 

What Matters Now, Groove 11, San Rafael, CA 2010 

Tip of the Blade, Loft Gallery, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 

Vernissage: San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 2010 

Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009

Re:form, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 

in[ ]between, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 

Quiet Spaces, SFMoMa Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008 

Marriage, Equality, Change, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 2008 

Post Baccalaureate Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008 

The Geography of Conflict; curated by: JD Beltran & Terri Cohn, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008