Pamela Wesolek (formerly DiMauro) Artist Statement and Bio

Place of Birth: Menomonie, WI

Date of Birth: 1975

Education:

1998, Bachelor in Fine Arts, St Olaf College, Northfield, NM

Additional Art Education:

1999: University of New Mexico, graduate level photo printmaking

1998: Post-Baccalaureate Apprentice Program

1996: Pratt-Manhattan

1997: Global Semester, Chinese Art, Kowloon University

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2007: “Reverence,” solo exhibition, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2006: “Print Portfolio X2,” Richland College, Dallas, TX

2005: “Perrenial Spirit”, solo exhibition at New Grounds Gallery,

2003: “Drawn From Nature”, Flatten Art Museum, Northfield, MN

2002: “Waxing Perspective”, New Grounds, Albuquerque, NM. Solo show

2001: “Strange Fruit”, In Hot Water, Annandale, MN

“Recent Landscapes”, Emma’s Gallery, Menomonie, WI

“Terra Firma”, Around the Comer Gallery, Rio Rancho, NM

2000: “Shimmer”, Fort 105 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1999: “Memory Maps”, Emma’s Gallery, Menomonie,WI

“Directions”, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN

“Apprentice Show”, Steensland Art Museum, Northfield, MN

 

Awards:

1998: Magna Cum Laude, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

1998: St. Olaf Art Department Distinction Award

1998: Post-Baccalaureate Apprentice Award

 

Major Collections:

Albuquerque Museum

Museo de la Estampa, Mexico City

University of Denver; Denver, CO

Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA

UNM Law School, Albuquerque, NM

UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

Richland College, Dallas, TX

Fayettville State University, NC

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN

Western University, Silver City, New Mexico

Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, England

 

Television:

2006, “That’s So Clever,” HGTV Home and Garden Television

 

Artist Statement

As a lifelong observer of the natural world, time spent outside conveys itself in my first language, making art.  The organic world can be viewed as individual entities or larger components of nature such as the seasons or angles of light.  The distillation of this influence channeled through inherent design problems allows the pieces to evolve in their own organic sense.  This creates works that are an extension, not only an expression, of the natural world.

The flatness of the gravure method mirrors the strength of the sun in the South West and its ability to devise shadows; whereas the cut out designs are charged with the dynamic weather elements known to this region.  Balancing this design angle, the etching process contains an intimacy which reaches back to a deep affinity with the subject matter capturing nuances of fauna personality.  The layering of chine colle papers and the multiple processes used creates a transcription of    environmental complexities.