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Pamela Staker

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Interior/Exterior (shelter), 2013 Mixed Media Collage on Paper (screenprint, Acrylic, Lokta Paper, Decorative Paper, Duct Tape) 36 X 36" © Pamela Staker
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Interior / Exterior (blue four), 2013 Mixed Media Collage on Paper (acrylic, Vinyl, Flocked Lokta Paper, Duct Tape) 36 X 36" © Pamela Staker
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Figure in Landscape, 2013 Oil and Collage on Canvas 64 X 68" © Pamela Staker
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Study 2, Variation 1, 2013 Digital Print, Oil and Collage on Canvas 72 X 72" © Pamela Staker
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Abstract Study (purple pattern), 2013 Mixed Media Collage on Paper 36 X 35" © Pamela Staker
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Study for Figure in Landscape no.1, 2013 Oil and Collage on Canvas 24 X 30" © Pamela Staker
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HT Abstraction 3, 2013 Oil and Collage on Canvas 24 X 24" © Pamela Staker
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HT Abstraction 4, 2013 Oil and Collage on Canvas 24 X 24" © Pamela Staker
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Camouflage (scarf no.3), 2013 Oil on Canvas 60 X 40" © Pamela Staker
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The Interview, 2013 Oil on Canvas 50 X 50" © Pamela Staker
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The Conversation, 2013 Oil on Canvas 50 X 50" © Pamela Staker
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The Conversation, 2013 Oil on Canvas 50 X 50" © Pamela Staker
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Houndstooth Series (scarf), 2013 Oil on Canvas 64 X 68" © Pamela Staker
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Houndstooth Series (winter coat), 2012 Oil on Canvas 96 X 66" © Pamela Staker
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Houndstooth Series (red purse), 2012 Oil on Canvas 80 X 70" © Pamela Staker
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Abstract Study (purple), 2012 Mixed Media Collage on Paper (acrylic, Charcoal, Lokta Paper, Duct Tape, Artist Tape) 30 X 22 1/2" © Pamela Staker
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Abstract Study (red), 2012 Mixed Media Collage on Paper (acrylic, Charcoal, Screen Print, Duct Tape, Artist Tape) 34 X 28" © Pamela Staker
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Installation View, 2012
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Repurposed Failure #3, 2012 Screen Print, Vinyl Wall Covering, Collage 22 X 18" © Pamela Staker
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Geometric Color Study 4, 2012 Oil on Canvas 15 X 15" © Pamela Staker
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Figure Study (high heels), 2012 Mixed Media Collage on Paper 18 X 18"
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Installation View, 2016
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Installation View, 2015
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Studio View, 2013
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Installation View, 2016
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Quick Facts
Schools
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990, BFA
Tags
mixed-media, abstract, figurative
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Peace on Earth
Matthew Rachman Gallery
Statement

BIO

Pamela Staker is a Chicago based abstract painter with a concentration in large-scale paintings, mixed media works on paper, and commissioned artworks. Her work/live space is in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and she shares the studio with her German Shepherd Dog and 2 cats - all rescue animals. Staker received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and has received several grants and awards including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a CAAP Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs. She was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article from July 27, 2014 by Rick Kogan “Painting put artist’s life back on track” and in an artist interview with Saatchi Online. Pamela is represented by Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa and has works in numerous private and corporate collections.

STATEMENT

At their core Pamela Staker’s paintings and works on paper are about joy. They are a performance of sorts – spontaneously choreographed – playful and sensitive – free-flowing within the bounds of carefully constructed compositions. She starts by imposing a consistent set of parameters for each work including limiting her palette, and creating strong architectural underpinnings. Within this structure Pamela advances the work by allowing herself a great deal of freedom in her paint handling -   applying her marks quickly and with a confidence that is intuitive and decidedly unfussy.