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Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
updated: 07/09/2012
website: www.pmdart.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Big Bang, Creation Mythology series
Tree of Light & Dark, Creation Mythology series
Adam, Creation Mythology series
Abyss, Creation Mythology series
Dénouement, Creation Mythology series
Frame 2
Frame 3
Frame 1
Chemical Azalea
Reconstruction
Broken Landscape: Nagasaki, 1945
Armentières, France, 1919
Vietnamese Orphanage, Hanoi, 1946
Russian Revolution, 1905
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, books, dreams, historical, landscape, social criticism, erotic, fantasy, portraiture
 
 
Big Bang, Creation Mythology series by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Big Bang, Creation Mythology series
Charcoal, graphite on paper
2008
60 " x  40 " 
Tree of Light & Dark, Creation Mythology series by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Tree of Light & Dark, Creation Mythology series
Charcoal, graphite on paper
2006
60" x  40" 
Adam, Creation Mythology series by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Adam, Creation Mythology series
Charcoal, graphite on paper
2005
60" x  40" 
Abyss, Creation Mythology series by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Abyss, Creation Mythology series
Charcoal, graphite on paper
2009
60 " x  40 " 
Dénouement, Creation Mythology series by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Dénouement, Creation Mythology series
Charcoal, graphite on paper
2006
60" x  40" 
Frame 2 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Frame 2
Pen + ink, pencil on paper
2009
8 " x  8 " 
Frame 3 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Frame 3
Pen + ink, pencil on paper
2009
8 " x  8 " 
Frame 1 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Frame 1
Pen + ink, pencil on paper
2009
8 " x  8 " 
Chemical Azalea by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Chemical Azalea
Chemistry textbook, binder screws, copper wire, mylar, glass beads, tying silk
2007
14.5" x  13.5"  x 9" 
Reconstruction by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Reconstruction
Isaac Asimov book, stainless steel wire, bugle beads, LEDs
2007
5-3/4" x  7-1/4"  x 10-1/8" 
Broken Landscape: Nagasaki, 1945 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Broken Landscape: Nagasaki, 1945
pen + ink, pencil on paper
2003
12" x  9" 
Armentières, France, 1919 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Armentières, France, 1919
pen + ink, pencil on paper
2004
12" x  9" 
Vietnamese Orphanage, Hanoi, 1946 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Vietnamese Orphanage, Hanoi, 1946
pen + ink, pencil on paper
2004
12" x  9" 
Russian Revolution, 1905 by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Russian Revolution, 1905
pen + ink, pencil on paper
2004
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement

My work is very controlled, but it is also about being out of control. The over-layer is about the bleeding of myth into science and mythological speculation which upends science. It is about exploring the limits of these concepts and about the transformation of materials to express these ideas. The under-layer is about repetition, which has a hard time knowing when to stop; about love, which doesn’t know how to let go; and about attraction which forbidden.

The transformation of objects and the transformative power of concepts to shape our view of the world and how we experience it is what drives me. The multiplicity of layers nourishes the work of making the object – researching ideas and the history of ideas, layering myths and legends, and then taking that knowledge and making it into something else. A viewer does not need to know about these strata; I hope the work itself opens a way for the viewer to conjure their own personal legends.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Lives and works in New York, NY 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2012   Upcoming: The Artist as Storyteller, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2011   Science and Art, Montgomery College, MD

2011     Urban Legend, curated by Leonora Loeb, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011      Last Book, curated by Luis Camnitzer, NPL (Aguilar Branch), 3rd site for work 

2010   Ongoing: Twitter -day novels (@pmdart)

2010   Attract/Repel, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Menagerie of the Mind, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2010    Chemical Reactions, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY

2010    Last Book, curated by Luis Camnitzer, Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland

2009    Natural Histories, Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY

2009   Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning, Center for Book Arts, New York, New York, NY

2009   Shashin-Ka, curated by George Hirose, Drom, New York, NY

2008     Antigones, Garnica LEIMAY at Joyce SoHo, New York, NY

2007  Pool Art Fair Miami, Miami, FL

2007  Booked, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

2007  Evidence and Residues: An Investigation of Contemporary Drawing, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

2005  2-person exhibition at PS 122, New York, NY

2004-05 Art-o-Mat, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY; MOCA-LA; MOCA Cleveland, et al

2004  This is for Real: War and the Contemporary Audience, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2004  Raid Projects @ Spring Armory Show, New York City

2003  Fresh (Art-o-Mat), NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY

2002  Light at the End, an installation at P.S. 122

RESIDENCIES

2006  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2003  Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Artist, Master Artists-in-Residence program, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

GRANTS

2007         George Sugarman Foundation

2005-2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space


PERMANENT COLLECTION

The College of New Jersey 

ARTIST ORGANIZATIONS/SLIDE REGISTRIES

Artists Space

The Drawing Center Viewing Program

ON THE WEB

pmdart.net

drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram

EDUCATION

University of Hawaii

Reed College

Pacific Northwest College of Art 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Fall 2006     Art-o-Mat “Unpacked” Book, 18 selected art-o-mat artists in limited edition

 

Spring 2005 One Less: Art on the Range, inaugural issue (literary arts magazine)