bioPamela Casper was born and raised in New York City by a family strongly immersed in the Arts. Her father was an art historian and dealer of 20th century American masters. her mother trained at Pratt Institute as a designer.  Pamela’s formal training began at the LaGuardia High School for Music and Art at graduation she received the Kerner Award for creativity. Pamela attended Swarthmore College majoring in psychology and studied painting with Harriet Shorr. After graduation, Pamela moved to Paris and pursued a self directed two year study in Art, food and language.

Pamela Casper returned to New York City and supported herself as a textile designer and illustrator while documenting and painting the changing lower Manhattan skyline from her studio in Tribeca.  Her textile designs appeared on the ties and scarves of the fashion designer, Nicole Miller. Gourmet Magazine and Fine Cooking Magazine published her illustrations in water color..

In 1987, Pamela observed Break Dancers in NYC clubs and on the streets.  A new series of “Break Dancer” drawings in pastel were inspired. These drawings were exhibited in a solo show in Geneva, Switzerland in 1987. Pamela also exhibited “Break Dancers” at the Pastel Society in New York City where her work received an award.

Over the next few years and with the birth of her twins, Pamela gradually shifted her focus from urban life to the beauty and fragility of life cycles in nature. Her landscapes in water color were exhibited at the American Watercolor Society and throughout New England and France. In 2012 she expanded her work to include three dimensional objects and performance. Pamela was accepted into the E-Merge residency at Earthdance for Living in Massachusetts, where she developed a collaborative performance piece based on her Tornado paintings and designed sculptures installed during the performance. In 2013 she was invited to create an installation called “Abandoned Nests” for an exhibition in the Mindener Museum in Minden Germany. In 2015 she exhibited her repurposed wire Ghost birds, on Governors Island and was admitted into the New York Society of Women Artists.

Pamela Casper’s art practice continues to be inspired by the natural world and her concerns for our ecology. She paints in oil and watercolor and works three dimensionally with metal wood and found materials. Pamela lives and maintains a studio in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn with her husband and boy/girl twins.