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