Chaffey Community Museum of Art
PAM DOUGLAS: ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY
A winner of the Humanitas Prize and many other awards and nominations including Emmys, Pam Douglas is a multi-credited dramatist and a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, as well as a painter.
Each year she has a solo show at TAG Gallery, located at the prestigious Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica. In 2011, her exhibit "The Life of Water," received excellent reviews in the September issue of Art Ltd. magazine and in other publications.
In addition to annual TAG exhibits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sales and Rental Gallery has exhibited her paintings. She has won juried exhibits at TarFest (juror: Howard Wolff, Director of Contemporary Art at LACMA), i-5 Gallery at the Brewery Art Complex (juror: Mat Gleason), the TAG California Open Exhibition (juror: J.D. Hall), and the Capelli d’Angeli Award show in Connecticut. Her paintings have also been shown at the James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station, at Malibu Gardens Art Center, and elsewhere. Much of her work is in private collections, and several pieces appear in a Battlestar Galactica documentary as part of an actor’s collection.
Her education in Fine Art informs her style. At Vassar College she emphasized painting and gained a background in art history. She continued on to a Master’s degree in Art at Columbia University, and further sharpened her skills at the Art Student’s League in New York. Later, she studied Japanese and Chinese traditional paintings and the influence of those “floating landscapes” can be seen in some of her recent work.