Pamela Casper’s work is informed by the natural world and her concerns for our shifting ecological climate. Her recent work explores nature’s ecosystems underground, observing root networks and patterns of matter on a microscopic, macroscopic, and cosmic level. Casper paints using oil and watercolor and experiments with randomness and paint handling by combining brushwork with dripping and tilting the work surface. Pamela Casper merges direct observation by referencing living organisms and imagination using the physical world of paint and vibrant color to suggest the lifeforming processes of matter itself. Casper also works three-dimensionally with metal wire, wood, and found materials. Casper’s technique utilizes non-toxic materials and no solvents.

Pamela Casper was born in New York, NY and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied painting with Harriet Shorr at Swarthmore College followed by living in Paris for two years. Casper’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at notable institutions such as the American Watercolor Society (New York, NY) Exit Art (New York, NY) Governors’ Island (New York, NY) as well as the Mindener Museum (Minden, Germany). Her recent work was included in the 2020 Ecoartspace catalogue curated by Eleanor Heartney. Pamela Casper was a finalist for the NYFA Basil Alkassi painting award. Casper completed a residency at E_Merge at Earthdance for Living (Plainfield MA) and The Vermont Studio Center (Johnson VT). She has had a solo exhibition at Gallery Shirley (Geneva, Switzerland) and The Witt Gallery (Paulett, VT) and will have a solo show at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum June – October 2021.

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Plein Air painting and still life is a fundamental part of my art practice that sharpens my eye, calms my mind and keeps me observing nature. These paintings can be purchased directly from www.pamelapaints.com