Pamela Joseph is a
multi-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, in
locations such as Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen, and Beijing.
She is represented by Francis M. Naumann Fine Art in New York City where Joseph had a solo show in November of 2009. Joseph is currently in a group show, "Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase: An Homage," that opened at Naumann's gallery on February 15, 2013, exactly 100 years to the day when the Armory Show opened in New York. For a week in March 2013, selected works from the exhibition will be reinstalled for the Armory Show at the Piers. Naumann also exhibited her paintings at Miami Art Basel in 2008 and 2010.
Joseph is currently working on a series of paintings and drawings from images in art and society that have been censored. In Art books from Iran, nudity has been covered with black lines or pixilated so that the painting or sculpture has been effaced. Other images address censorship in various countries and settings, such as removing women from catalogues in Saudi Arabia.
Her work has been in
two group exhibitions in Beijing, China in 2007. The exhibit, Insatiable Streams, was at Zero Field Art Center in the 798 Art Zone and celebrated the ten year anniversary of The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University. The second exhibition,
Duiying-Yingdui, Corresponding &
Responding, was at The National Art Museum of China, and involved a dialogue between Chinese and American artists. A reciprocal exhibition including the Chinese artists was just at the new University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder in the spring and summer of 2011.
installation, The Sideshow of the Absurd,
premiered in 2001 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The Sideshow
has been exhibited at nine Museums and galleries in the United States, most recently at Artspace in Shreveport, LA, 2008. The Sideshow
is a contemporary carnival that celebrates the power of women while simultaneously exploring the violence behind facades and the element of fate and chance in our lives. In all the locations the show garnered outstanding reviews and record-breaking crowds.
In 2006, The Hundred Headless Women, a wall
installation of wood-burned kitchen cutting boards of women in perilous situations, was
exhibited in Decades of Influence: Colorado
1985 to Present, curated by Director Cydney
Payton, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. The installation was also at The Houston Center for
Contemporary Crafts, in Finding Balance,
a show curated by James Surls.
In 2003 and 2004 she was a
Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Joseph’s work has been described
as ”well-executed, powerful and edgy” by the Colorado Council on the
Arts, who awarded her a Visual Arts Fellowship in 2001.