PAMELA VANDER ZWAN

Solo Exhibitions
2011    Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY- a Reading Room for Shedding Light
2009    Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami, FL- a Reading Room for Shedding Light
2005    Barco Law Library Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA- Shedding Light
1998    Atavist Gallery @ Temporary Autonomous Zone, New London, CT- Bedtime Stories
1994    Brookdale County College of Monmouth, Lincroft, NJ - Mythos
1991    College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY- Icons and Myths for the 21st Century


Selected Group Exhibitions
2007    University Art Gallery at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA- John Q.Public & Citizen Jane
2005    Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ- PatriArt-Artists Defend Civil Liberiites
2004    Krannert Art Museum, Urban, IL-Social Studies-Eight Artists Look at Brown v. Board of Education
           Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS- Social Studies-Eight Artists Look at Brown v. Board of Education
2002    HereArt, New York, NY-EatArt 5
           Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ-Benefit Art Invitational
2001    Arts Atrium Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY-Photography Invitational 2001
2000    The WISI Institute for the Advancement of Business, Graz, Austria-Higher Learning
           Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD-Snapshot
1998    PPOW Gallery, New York, NY- Rights of Spring
           Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ- NJSC on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition
           Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ- Essex Exposed
1997    450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY- Response, Collision, Newspeak
           Here Gallery, New York, NY- Available Culture
           The Fabric Workshop/Museum, Philadelphia, PA- Verso
1996    Gallery of South Orange, NJ- Image Afterimage
1995    PS 122, New York, NY-two person show
           Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY- Dealer's Choice
1993    The Drawing Center, New York, NY- Cadavre Exquis, A Benefit Exhibition
           Istituto di Cultura "Casa G. Cini", Ferrara, Italy- Ellis Island: La Porta Dell'America
           The Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY- Photonominal
1992    Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX- New American Talent
           Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
1991    Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX- Beyond Photography
           The Cullen Center, Houston, TX- Beyond Photography
           Augustus Sherman Gallery, Ellis Island Museum, Ellis Island, NY-Photographers on Ellis, 1900-1990
1990    New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ- Force of Repetition
1989    Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ- Camera as Conscience
           New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ- New Jersey Arts Annual


Grants and Awards
2016    A.I.R. Studio Paducah, Artist residency, Paducah Kentucky
2006    Puffin Foundation Grant, Support for Social and Political Art
2005    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, S.O.S. (Special Opportunity Stipend)
           Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Portfolio Review accepted participant
2003    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, S.O.S. (Special Opportunity Stipend)
1996    Artist in Residence: Light Work, Syracuse, NY
           New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship: Photography
1990    National Endowment for the Arts Mid-Atlantic Regional Visual Arts Fellowship: Photography
           Juror's Merit Award-"Beyond Photography" Texas Fine Arts Association


Lectures
2011   “Shedding Light on a Complicated World,'” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
2009   “Notes on 'a Reading Room for Shedding Light',” Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami, FL
2007    “Shedding Light on 9/11,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2004    “Politics as Muse”, University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, IL
1996    Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
1991   "Icons and Myths for the 21st Century”, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
1989   "Media Seduction in the 1980's", Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ


Education
M.F.A., Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
B.F.A., Printmaking and Photography, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ


Collections
Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
Ellis Island Museum, Ellis Island, NY
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Various private collections


Bibliography
2011    Rafferty, Rebecca. “Art:'A reading room for Shedding Light' at Visual Studies Workshop.” City Newspaper, February 16.
           Estigarribia, Diana. “Why You Can't See This Headline”, The Activist Writer, February 18.
2010    Pozner, Jennifer L.“Media Literacy:Piercing Content and Who Controls It”, On the Issuesem>, Spring.
2009    “a Reading Room for Shedding Light-Pamela Vander Zwan”, Around Town-Miami blogspot, January 1.
           Santiago, Fabiola. “What's on exhibit at Miami-Dade Library:a Reading Room”, The Miami Herald, March 60.
           Burton, Orville Vernon and O'Brien, David. Remembering Brown at Fifty. Illinois:University of Illinois Press,pgs 272-76.
2007    Pincus, Robert, “We the People”, The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 1.
           Swain, Kim, “Exhibit explores post-9/11 issues”, The Daily Aztec, January 30.
           Fudge,Tom (host),“Art Exhibition Explores Meaning of Citizenship’, These Days KPBS Radio, live interview
                with guests Tina Yapelli (curator) and Pamela Vander Zwan (artist) January 29.
2005    Porter, David. “Artists Take Aim at USA Patriot Act”, New York Newsday, May 25. (work reproduced)
           Coscarelli, Kate. “Artistic Message on Patriot Act”, The Newark Star Ledger, Business Section, April 1.
           patriART: Artists Defend Civil Liberties,” ACLU Newsletter, April, (work reproduced)
           Pompeo, Joseph. “Exhibit Artists defend Civil Liberties,” Teaneck Suburbanite, April 6.
2004    “Social Studies”, New York Newsday, May 16, p.A53 (work reproduced)
           Hoo, Winyan Soo. “Art Addresses Brown v. Board of Education”, Daily Illini, April 8
2001    “Five Photographers star in Photography Invy”, The Union Chronicle, February 9, p. 4
2000    Lerner, Adam. Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
1998    Vander Zwan, Pamela. Bedtime Stories, Artists' Press, New York, NY.
           McCarthy, Jacquie. “Artists’ talents are ‘exposed’ in juried show” Essex Journal, September 17
1997    Hoone, Jeffrey (ed.). Contact Sheet #92, Summer, pp.3-6 and cover
           Patterson, John (ed.). Available Culture, Artists’ Press, New York, p. 4
1996    Seidel, Mitchell. "A Homecoming for NJ Photographers", The Newark Star Ledger, October 27
1993    Gutierrez-Solana, Carlos (curator). PhotoNominal ’93, Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY,p. 22
1992    Grynsztejn, Madeleine (curator). New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin,TX, p. 34
           Tunis, Heather (ed.). 1990/1991 Photography/Sculpture, MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD, pp.20-21,
1991    Szilagyi, Pete. "Photography's Fuzzy Edges Explored", Austin American Statesman, August 10
           Kotik, Charlotta (curator). Beyond Photography, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin,TX, pp. 5, 30
1990    Grundberg, Andy. "New Jerseyans Examine the Road to Uniqueness", The New York Times, August 24
           Cline, Lynn. "Over and Over", The Trenton Times, August 26
           Watkins, Eileen. “Discards of Society Find a New Life”, The Newark Star Ledger,September 9
           Lewis, Peggy (ed.). Force of Repetition, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, pp. 32-33

© Pamela Vander Zwan 2013