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Pamela Dodds

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Biography

 

Pamela Dodds’ work is exhibited regularly in Canada, the USA, and recently in Europe. Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Gottlieb Foundation, NY, among others. Collectors include Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts, Purdue University, Illinois, Capital One Bank, Ontario, and many individuals. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships in Canada and abroad.

 

In 2016, she was a feature artist at Lesbian ARTivisms Colloquium, University of Ottawa. In 2017, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, ON, presented a 15-year survey of her work in print, including Undertow, an installation in the gallery’s loft-like upper level. A second iteration of Undertow was exhibited in 2018 at Impact 10: International Printmaking Conference, in Santander, Spain.  Her work appeared at FiLiA Feminist Conference, London, UK, 2017, Haugesund Museum of Fine Art, Norway, 2019, and Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, Wales, UK, 2019-2020. Something I Want to Tell You, an exhibition of her life-sized paintings addressing socioeconomic realities of contemporary American life, was shown at 215 Gallery, 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, in 2020.

 

Currently, she contemplates the Pandemic through a series of small paintings of her window sill, Pandemic Paintings, while expanding her printmaking practice into an extensive new body of work addressing the violence of state sanctioned border barriers and the plight of refugees.

 

Pamela Dodds is a Canadian and American artist. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she grew up in the Toronto, then landed in the USA as a young teen, due to family permutations. She lived in Boston, Massachusetts and Cleveland, Ohio, returning to Toronto in 2007.