Curriculum Vitae – Pamela Blum

Education

1979 MFA, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
1976 Special Student, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, MIT, Cambridge, MA
1969 BA in Studio Art and Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching

2015-Present Professor Emerita, State University of New York-Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
2002-2014 State University of New York-Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY, Associate Professor
1993-2002 Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Associate Professor
1990-1993 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Assistant Professor
1986-90 Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, Assistant Professor
1981-1986 University of Maine, Orono, ME, Assistant Professor
1976-1981 Mass. College of Art & Design, Boston, MA, Graduate Assistant & Lecturer

Selected Solo, Two- & Three-person Exhibitions

2019 Forthcoming: Dolls & Other Body Memories, Fitchburg St. University, Fitchburg, MA
Dolls, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2018 Representation, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2019 Forthcoming: Fitchburg State University Gallery, Fitchburg, MA
2018 Representation, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 Like & Unlike, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 FORCES & artifacts, Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2001 Dwellings & Divides, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2000 Sets, Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
1996 Encaustic Works on Paper, Brady Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Fragilities, Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
1997 Abstraction, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Anything But Flat, Castle Hill Art Center, Truro, MA; Juror, Joanne Mattera
2018 Organic to Geometric II, Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA; Curator: Carol Pelletier
True Blue Fundraiser, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY
Chain Reaction: Artist Pick Artists, The Painting Center, New York, NY
The Blues, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Invitational
Trans, Castle Hill Art Center, Truro, MA; Juror, Tim Doud
Castle Hill Art Center Fundraiser at David & Schweitzer, Brooklyn, NY; Invitational
2018 Chain Reaction: Artists Select Artists, The Painting Center, New York, NY; Kathy Cantrell, Curator
Organic to Geometric II, Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA; Carol Pelletier, Curator.
Trans, Truro Art Center at Castle Hill, Truro, MA; Tim Doud, Juror.
The Blues, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Invitational
2017 Depth Perception, Cape Cod Art Museum, Dennis, MA
Black Tie, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2016 Group exhibit, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Mark of the Brush, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA; Juror, C. McCarthy; 10th Int’l Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2015 Encaustic & Collage, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY
Organic to Geometric, Endicott College, Beverly, MA; Joanne Mattera & Carol Pelletier, Curators
2014 Paper Whites, PS209 Gallery, Stoneridge, NY
2013 Calligraphic Gesture, Tao Water Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2012 Instructors’ Exhibit, 6th International Encaustics Conference, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Melted, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY; Heige Kim & Laura Moriarty, Curators
2011 Group Show, Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY
2010 Encaustics: Wax & Image, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY
2006 Encaustic Works, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; Karl Willers & Beth Wilson, Curators
2004 Encaustics, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
Artists & Writers, SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003 Waxing Poetic, Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter, NY
Encaustics, SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
2002 Hopscotch: Associative Leaps in the Construction of Narrative, College Art Assoc. Members Exhibit, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA; Ellen Rosenholtz, Curator
1999 Group Show, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
Women’s Studio Workshop Fundraiser, Rosendale, NY
1998 The Group, Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Collage, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
In the Present Tense ‘98, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
1997 In the Present Tense ’97, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
Group Exhibit, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
1996 Landscape Exhibit, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
In the Present Tense ‘96, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
ISU Faculty Painters, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1995 In the Present Tense ‘95, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
Celebrating Women, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
1994 Gallery Artists, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
1994-2003 Representation, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
1993 4th Biennale Fine Arts of Paris Salon Du Vieux Columbier, City Hall of Paris, France
13th Grand Prix of Aquitane, Museum of Modern Art, Tonseins, France
3rd Biennale of Aquitane, Museum of Modern Art, Tonseins, France
2nd Flamboyance Event at Art Modern Museum Commanderie d’Unet, Bordeaux, France
1992 Group Exhibition, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
Selected New York Painters, Angel Fire Gallery, Rochester, NY, Curator: Michelle Oosterbaan
MSU Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
26th Annual Juried Show, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD, Juror: Dorsey Waxler, Director, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
20th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, ND
1988 Drawing Exhibition, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1986 Springfield Area Artists Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; Juror: Michael Preble, Curator of Art, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Oppression/Expression, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, Jurors: Leon Golub & Lowery Sims, Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME, Jurors: John S. Ames III, B. Hooton & V. Oscarsson

Lectures & Workshops

2016 Presenter, How Colors Push Each Other Around Like Naughty Children on a Playground, 10th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2015 Presenter, How Colors Push Each Other Around Like Naughty Children on a Playground, 9th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
Workshop-Constructing 3D Encaustic-Covered Sculptures, R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2014 Presenter, Constructing 3D Encaustic-covered Sculpture, 8th International Encaustics Conference, Provincetown, MA
2012 Presenter, Plenary Session, 6th International Encaustics Conf., Provincetown, MA
Private sculpture workshops, Kingston, NY
2011 Lecture/Discussion on Voices in Encaustic: Finding Meaning, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Encaustic Workshop, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, St. Louis, MO
2010 Demonstration-Building 3D forms and painting encaustic on 3D surfaces, 4th Annual International Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2009 Roundtable Discussion, and Demonstration of work on curved panels; International Encaustic Artists Retreat, Carmel Valley, CA
2008 Color interaction workshop for R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2000 Two-week encaustic workshops, College of Santa Fe, NM
Encaustic workshop, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Encaustic Workshop, Fordham University, New York, NY
Encaustic monotype workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
Encaustic workshop, Eastchester High School, Eastchester, NY
1999 Two-week encaustic workshops, College of Santa Fe, NM
Encaustic monotype workshop, R&F Handmade Paints, Inc., Kingston, NY
Encaustic Monotype Workshops, developed at R&F Handmade Paints for College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Mini Encaustic Workshops, R&F Handmade Paints, Inc., Kingston, NY
1998 Light Laboratory Workshop, Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Lexington, KY
1997 Moderator of two sessions and presenter on Color in 3 and 4 Dimensions, 1997 Foundations in Art Theory and Education National Biennial Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Work from Fragilities Series included in 1997 College Art Association Conference session, On Bees and “Beeing”: Lessons from the Hive, Moderators Irving Lavin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University and Nancy Macko, Scripps College
Presentation on World Wide Web page re1996 College of Fine Arts Computer Stipend, Office of Research in Arts Technology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1996 Presentation of own work to Art Department; Graduate and undergraduate critiques, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Presentation of own work and encaustics color theory demonstration to foundations students, Art Department, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Seminar on Chaos Theory, given with Ron Jackson, Professor, Painting IV, Illinois State University
Collaborated with Richard Frumess, R&F Encaustics, Kingston, NY, to develop lectures and workshops on encaustic painting techniques for lectures and/or workshops presented by Richard Frumess at Mid-America College Art Association, Illinois State University, College of DuPage & School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Moderated Foundations in Art Theory and Education panel and presented introduction, Mid-America College Art Association, Indianapolis, IN
Moderated and presented at Symbols in Foundations Courses session, Foundations in Art Theory and Education
1995 National Biennial Conference, St. Louis MO
Computer Literacy in the Arts: Integrating or Separating the Teaching of Computer Use in Arts Curricula, Illinois State Univ. 1995 Computer Arts Festival, Normal, IL
1994 Report on Two Summer 1994 College of Fine Arts Computer Stipends, College of Fine Arts Computer Retreat, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Foucault and the Meaning of Form and Subject in Velasquez’ “Las Meninas”, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, and Graduate Seminar, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Workshop for Beginning Art Faculty Macintosh Users, Office of Research in Arts Technology, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Computers in Foundations Courses, Illinois Higher Education Art Association, Illinois State U., Normal, IL
Using Computers in 2D Design, Illinois State University Computer Arts Festival, Normal, IL
1993 Moderator, New Directions in Foundations: Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Foundations Courses, Mid-America College Art Assoc. Conference, St. Louis, MO
Symbols in Foundations Courses, Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Symbols and Totems, Graduate Forum, RIT School of Art & Design, Rochester, NY
Foundations Curriculum, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Lecture on my work, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
1992 Lecture on my work and poetry-to-image workshop, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Moderator, What have we learned? Where are we going?, 1992 F.A.T.E. National Conference, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
How to use the Matrix for Questioning and Thinking, Graduate Graphic Design Seminar, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1991 Time and Technology in 2D Design, F.A.T.E. Session, College Art Assoc. Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Pornography and Censorship, Graduate Forum, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1990 Censorship panel: Matrix for Questioning and Thinking, Southwest College Art Conference, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Workshop on Additive and Subtractive Color, California State University at Los Angeles, CA
Moderator, Session on color, including paper, Color: New Developments and Perennial Issues, National F.A.T.E. Conference, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Myth & Meaning: A model for negotiation among medium, technique, subject, artist, viewer, culture & history, College Art Assoc. Annual Conf., New York, NY
Mind, medium, and context: Changes in the meanings of art, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
1987 Chaos Theory and Art, Conference on Liberal Arts in Art, School of Visual Art, New York, NY

Publications & Catalogs

2018 ‘Encaustic: An Overview”, Ann Wagner-Ott on Vasari21, “Articles”
The Blues, Catalog, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Forthcoming: ProWax Journal, “Five Words Featured Artist”.
Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface, Joanne Mattera, Editor, Carol Pelletier, Curator
Catalog forthcoming: Organic to Geometric II, Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA; Joanne Mattera, Editor
2017 Article: “End of an Era: The Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints, 1995-2016,” Pamela Blum, ProWax Journal; Joanne Mattera, Editor, January 2017
Catalog: Depth Perception; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Catalog: Black Tie, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2015 Catalog: Organic to Geometric, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
2013 Catalog: Calligraphic Gesture, Tao Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2010 Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax, Lissa Rankin, Watson Guptil, 2010
A voice in Shadow-walks: Kingston, Viv Corringham, Sound Artist, Minneapolis, MN
Video for “Tutorial Video Links-Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University”, Demonstration of 3D Encaustics by Pamela Blum
2005 Catalog: Encaustic Works 2005, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Karl Willers & Beth Wilson, Co-curators
2002 Catalog: Hopscotch: Associative Leaps in the Construction of Narrative, College Art Assoc. Members Exhibit, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Ellen Rosenholtz, Curator
2001 The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax, Joanne Mattera, Watson-Guptill Publications, NY, © 2001
1994 “Using Symbols in Foundations Courses,” F.A.T.E. in Review, Vol. 16, 1993-94, journal of Foundations in Art, Theory and Education
1993 Catalog: Beams of Light, Salon du Vieux Colombier, Paris and Museum de la Commanderie D’Unet, Tonseins, France
1990-1993 Pamela Blum, Editor; F.A.T.E. in Review, Vols.13-15, journal of Foundations in Art, Theory and Education

Grants & awards

2016 Mark of the Brush, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA; Joanne Mattera, Director’s Award, 10th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2003 Tenure, State University of New York-Dutchess
1999-2000 Illinois State University Sabbatical
1999 Tenure, Illinois State University
Faculty Research Grant, Illinois State University
1998 Office of Research in Arts and Technology summer stipend to teach part-time instructors PhotoShop
1997 Illinois State University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, light laboratory equipment for the Art Department
1996 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, nomination by students in top 5% of class
Summer stipend to study HTML, Eudora and PowerPoint computer applications for the classroom, Office of Research in Arts Technology, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University
Nominated to CEEB, Princeton, NJ, to serve as Advanced Placement Reviewer
1995 Illinois State University Faculty Research Grant to study encaustic painting techniques
Service Award, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
1994 Summer Research Stipends, Office of Research in Arts Technology, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University
1993 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1991 Nomination for Eisenhart Teaching Award, Rochester Institute of Technology,
1990 Nomination for Eisenhart Teaching Award, Rochester Institute of Technology, Purchase Award, 20th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State University Service Award, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, National F.A.T.E. Conference, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Missouri State University Faculty Research Grant
1988-89 MO Arts Council for visiting artist program sponsored by Missouri State University, Springfield Art Museum and Drury College
1987 Missouri State University Faculty Summer Research Grant
1986 KICK-AM Award, Springfield Area Artists’ Exhibition, Springfield, MO
Missouri State University Foundation Grant for investigating the viability of a national information exchange
1978 Teaching Assistantship, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
1977 1st place alternate, Environmental Sculpture Competition for the Inner Lake, Hamburg, Germany, submitted with Otto Piene, Director, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grants for River Sculptures, Cambridge River Festival, MA
1976-1978 Graduate Teaching Fellowships, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
1973 Achievement Award, Boston Society of Architects, Boston Architectural Center

Interviews & reviews of exhibitions and research

2017 “Three outstanding abstract artists,” Lynn Woods, Almanac Weekly, Kingston, Times, 11/09/17, Kingston, NY
1996 “Computer art opens new world of interactive viewing,” Journal Star, Peoria, IL, 02/11/96
“Digital Sight, Sound Action,” The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, 02/02/96
Fragilities, encaustic paintings at the Gallery at R&F Encaustics, Chronogram, August 1996 Hudson Valley, NY
1995 Democrat and Chronicle, Weekend Section: Exhibitions, 3/17/95, Rochester, NY
1992 Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY re Selected New York Artists
Brighton-Pittsford Post, Brighton and Pittsford, NY, “Selected New York Artists”
1989 Interview on research re censorship in the arts, included slides and SMSU Department of Art and Design classroom discussion, KSPR-TV 33 News, Springfield, MO
1984 Courier Gazette, Rockland, ME: Rockport Summer Studio
1977 WGBH-TV News on-site interview re Seductive Barrier, Boston City Hall, MA
WGBH-TV News, Boston, MA: Seductive Barrier, Boston City Hall
United Press International: “Faces of Janus”, First Night, Boston, MA; Pamela Blum with Freshman Seminar Students, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The Boston Globe: “Faces of Janus”, First Night, Boston, MA; Pamela Blum with Freshman Seminar Students, Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Curating

2014-2017 Curator, Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2013 Then & Now: Toby Sisson, Washington Gallery, SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
2011 Voices in Encaustic, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, St. Louis, MO
Place: Caroline Kent, Shona MacDonald, Emily Puthoff, Washington Gallery, SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
2006 Encaustics, Washington Gallery, SUNY Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY
1997 Computer Art, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
1996 Illinois State University/Western Michigan State University Art Exhibit Exchange, Normal, IL & Kalamazoo, MI
1993 Computer Art Exhibit, Angel Fire Gallery, Rochester, NY; Co-Curator with Michelle Oosterbaan

Encaustic paint consultant

1996-Present Advisor, testing, product and workshop development for R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY