Pamela Crockett is best known for her large-scale oil paintings of small, natural decaying objects in active environments. In them, she imbues inanimate objects with life, and her attention to texture invites the viewer for a closer look. A former fellow in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and recipient of the Olssen Faculty Incentive Award, Pamela has been teaching art and painting since receiving her Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa in 1991. Teaching positions include Mt. St. Mary’s College, Loyola University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, McDaniel College, St. Timothy’s School, and the University of Iowa.

EDUCATION 

1991 M. F. A. University of Iowa, IA City, IA 

1990 M.A. University of Iowa, IA City, IA 

1976 B.A. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 

SOLO AND SMALL-GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 Upcoming April 2020: Nature, Made, Grinnell College Museum of Art, IA 

Upcoming September 2020: Solo Show: Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD 

April – May 2019: Solo show: Dance of Decay, Honfleur Gallery, Wash., DC 

Spring 2019: Two-person show, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY 

Nov. – Dec. 2018: Pamela Crockett Solo, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD 

Jan. 2018: Everyday Relics, Two-person show, Howard Cty Arts Council, Columbia, MD 

Noisy Se Butsu: Active Still Life, Hannah More Arts Center, Stevenson, MD 

Unveiling, Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD

 Beyond the Pane: Mixed Media Window Paintings, Loyola University, MD 

In the Wings, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD 

Prints and Drawings, Gallery One, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 

Imagery and Installation, University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City 

Drawings, Checkered Space, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020: Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Cumberland Valley Artists, juror, Amy Eva Raehse, Hagerstown, MD 

2020: Balance and Resilience, Chautauqua at Eastern Kentucky University, juror, Gary Bibbs, Richmond, KY 

2020: Bitfactory Gallery, juror, Bill Thomason, Denver, CO 

2019: City of Alexandria Art Purchase Group Exhibition, Alexandria, VA 

2019: Hill Center Galleries, Washington, DC, juror Caitlin Berry 

2019: A Different Vision, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA 

2018: Mid Atlantic New Painting, U of Mary Washington, VA, juror, Kimberli Gant 

2018: Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, juror, Midori Yoshimoto 

2018: America Now, Providence Art, Providence, RI, juror, Elliot Bostwick Davis 

2017: Hill Center Galleries, Washington, DC, juror Claude Elliott 

2017: Micro/Macro, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA 

2017: Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO 

2017: Abstracts Matter, Gallery 311, Raleigh, NC, juror Don Mertz 

2017: Spectrum, Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel, MD, juror Justin Strom 

2016: Paperworks, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, juror Heidi Hirschl 

2016: Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA 

2016: Primar(i)ly Red, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY 

2016: Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University, TX, juror Abelardo Morell 

2016: Repurpose, Core New Art Space, Lakewood CO 

2016: Wings from Chains, Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA 

Faculty Biennial, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD 

All in the Family, Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MDMAEA Exhibition, Howard County Arts Council, Columbia, MD

Kansas City Arts Institute, Kansas City, MO
Invitational Exhibition, Falconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
Painting ’94, Arlington Arts Center, VA, curator Donald Kuspit
Historic Savage Mill Exhibit, Savage Mill, MD, curator Jack Rasmussen
School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Juried Exhibition, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD
National Works on Paper, Marsh Gallery, Richmond, VA, curator Charlotte Kotik
Painting, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Quad Cities Regional Showcase, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/RESIDENCIES
The Washington Post “Where the celestial meets the nitty-gritty,” Gallery Review, Mark Jensen, May 10, 2019
Director, “International Fashion Show of Wearable Art,” featured with the exhibit El Anatsui, Gawu at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 2008
Fellow in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, VA
“Design, Culture, and Aesthetics Come Together,” Pamela Crockett, Scholastic Arts Magazine, 2007
Olssen Faculty Incentive Award,
2010, St. Timothy’s School, Stevenson, MD
Baltimore City Paper,
“Critic’s Choice: Exhibits,” Eileen Murphy
Summer residency, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Carroll County Times Review, “Pigments of the Imagination,” Amanda Knittle
The Baltimore Sun, Arts and Entertainment, “Preview”
The Baltimore Sun, Resurgam Reflects Accomplishment,John Dorsey