Her formal training began at the LaGuardia High School for Music and Art where she received the Kerner award for most creative art student. Pamela attended Swarthmore College and majored in psychology while studying painting with Harriet Shorr. After graduation, Pamela moved to Paris for two years to paint and travel independently and study the European masters she admired.
Pamela Casper returned to New York City and the lower Manhattan skyline became her subject. In 1987, while continueing with the cityscapes, 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 in 1989, where she received an award.
Pamela Casper’s landscapes have been shown throughout New England and in France. Her still life work has been exhibited at the American Watercolor Society in New York City and at the Arts Forum gallery on 57th Street, NYC. In addition, Gourmet Magazine and Fine Cooking Magazine have published her watercolors. Her textile designs appeared on the ties and scarves of the fashion designer, Nicole Miller.
After the birth of her twins in 2002 and summers spent camping upstate, Pamela shifted her focus to the beauty and fragility of life cycles in nature. In her studio working in watercolor, she imagined metaphoric landscapes and habitats for birds, plants and insects. In 2012 she expanded her realm of expression 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 Ghost birds, on Governors Island.
Pamela Casper continues to be inspired by the natural world and her concern for our ecology. She paints in oil and watercolor and works three dimensionally with metal wood and found materials. She lives and maintains a studio in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn with her husband and boy/girl 13-year-old twins.