Pamela Dodds’s 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. She currently lives in Toronto.
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. 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 has expanded her printmaking practice to create a new body of work in drypoint & relief print addressing the proliferation of physical barriers on borders of nations and territories to control the movement of people. The preliminary exhibition, Documenting Border Barriers was on view March 4 to April 16, 2022 in the Project Space at Open Studio Printmaking Centre, Toronto. A second iteration appeared at Border Walls / Border Lands International Conference, University of Quebec in Montreal, October, 2022.
As barriers continue to be built, Dodds continues to expand this compendium of prints.