Statement // CV

STATEMENT

The central theme of my work is an exploration into connectedness. I experiment over and over again, searching for new ways to expose the bonds within our relationships to others, divinity and ourselves. Each piece, whether it be on canvas, textile or paper, is a journey towards understanding love, empathy and forgiveness as they appear within human relationships. Experimentation is an active turning over of all stones to make sure a full understanding is reached.

My creative process involves a kind of bare honesty that can be viewed as a prayer that all people find a way to relate to themselves and others in gentle truth and authenticity.



CV

b. 1969            Atlanta, Georgia

Education

2005               BFA, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2010/15           Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN

Professional Experience

2010/14           Member, Board of Directors, ArtsMemphis, Memphis, TN

Exhibitions

2005               University of Memphis, BFA Senior Show

                        The Price is Right, DLG, Memphis, TN

2009               Of Our Nature, Memphis, TN

                       Artifactor, Featured Artist, Memphis, TN

2010              Getting There, Memphis, TN

2014              The Duality of Being, Memphis, TN

2015              ArtsMemphis, Duality of Being, Memphis, TN

                       Open Studio, A Group Show, Memphis, TN

                       https://www.southernliving.com/culture/southern-artists-to-follow-on-instagram-now

2016               Let Me Whisper in Your Ear, A Group Show, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN

2017               Passing Notes, A collaborative show with Stephanie King, Memphis, TN

                        Small Worlds, A Group Show, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis TN

2018               Material Equivalence, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

                        Fierce Compassion, contemporary portraiture, temporary public installation, Urban

                        Art Commission, Memphis, TN

                        Olly Olly Oxen Free, A collaborative show with Stephanie King, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

                        Open Range, Carlton Edwards Architects, Memphis, TN

                        All Together Now, A Group Show, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN

Awards

2004              "Silence" by Marianne Moore, Interpretive Essay, Poetry 

                      University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2004              "Zoetrope", Annual Design Competition, Arkansas State University, 

                      Jonesboro, AR

Public Collections

Iberia Bank, Memphis, TN

West Cancer Center, Memphis, TN  

 https://www.westcancercenter.org/philanthropy/give/recognition-opportunities-/gallery-/oneing/

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN

Press

Style Blueprint Magazine https://styleblueprint.com/memphis/everyday/pam-mcdonnell-faces/

House and Garden, The Art Edit , December 2018