Pamela Joseph is a multi-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, in locations such as Paris, Barcelona, and Beijing. Her 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. Joseph was subsequently selected as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2003 and 2004.
Highlights on her work include her interactive multi-media installation The Sideshow of the Absurd, which has traveled to over ten museums and galleries around the country. A short award winning film about the exhibition was created by Naked Eye Productions and premiered April 2015 at the Aspen Shortsfest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OAA15Fx46Q
In 2015 she had a show of paintings at Francis M. Naumann Fine Arts in New York City called Censored where any nudity of reproductions in art books from Iran in famous works by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Duchamp has been covered with black lines or pixilated. DoppelHouse Press is publishing a book, The Artist, The Censor and The Nude, A Tale of Morality and Appropriation in August 2017. Francis M. Naumann has written the Foreword and art historian Glenn Harcourt has written an essay on the work with an accompanying section discussing Contemporary Iranian artists.
There will be a panel discussion at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO in August with Joseph, Harcourt and Naumann and moderated by Eleanor Heartney.
Her current works are painting constructions that continue to explore socio-political issues and use a wide variety of materials and media. The concerns are the dangers threatening our world and use animals as metaphors to enact the dramas. An exhibit of this new work will be at the Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen, CO in August.
Joseph's work was in two group shows in Beijing, China in 2007. One exhibition, Insatiable Streams, celebrated the ten year anniversary of The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University and opened at Zero Field Art Center in the 798 Art Zone. The second exhibition, Duiying-Yingdui, Corresponding & Responding, was shown at The National Art Museum of China, and involved a dialogue between Chinese and American artists. A 2011 reciprocal exhibition at the University of Colorado Art Museum, in Boulder included Chinese artists.
Joseph is represented by:
Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
24 West 57th Street, #305
New York, NY 10019