Pam McDonnell was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969 and has resided in Memphis, Tennessee since receiving her BFA from the University of Memphis in 2005. She combines her expressive graphite drawings with thinly layered oil glazes to create work that speaks the language of spirit and connection. McDonnell has been exhibiting her work in the Memphis area since 2014 and has pieces in the public collections of West Cancer Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Church Health Center and Iberia Bank. Additionally, she has volunteered her time to serve on the board of ArtsMemphis and has also served in various capacities on committees within the community to support and further the arts in Memphis.
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.
b. 1969 Atlanta, Georgia
The Price is Right, DLG, Memphis, TN
Artifactor, Featured Artist, Memphis, TN
Open Studio, A Group Show, Memphis, TN
Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN
Small Worlds, A Group Show, Flicker Street Studio, 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
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
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Saturday - Sunday: By Appointment
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