Curriculum Vitae

Pamela Kirkham

9762 Church Street                                                                                         

Bridgman, Michigan 49106

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Pamela Kirkham graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan. From a class, which originally numbered 150 students, she graduated as 1 of 12 worthy of graduating as illustrators in her class.

 

The artist has lived in and created murals in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Michigan, where she executed 20 murals in churches, businesses, and homes. Pamela’s designs for painting two, life-size, fiberglass bison were chosen by the Nature Conservancy in Oklahoma to be painted as part of a fundraiser to benefit the survival of Bison. One buffalo was commissioned by the Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the other by the Harris Foundation, Oklahoma City.  Photos of her buffalo have been published in the book, Spirit of the Buffalo by Linda Bosteels.

 

She recently returned to Michigan where she currently is a full-time professional fine artist working in acrylics on canvas. She participated in the largest art competition in the world, ArtPrize, in 2014 & 2015. Most recently, she displayed her work at ArtBox Projects 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0 in Zürich, Switzerland, and ArtBox Project Barcelona 1.0 in Barcelona, Spain.  Pamela’s work can be found in many private art collections world-wide.

 

Education

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Graduated with major in Illustration

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science, Associates Degree in Graphic Design

 

2015 and 2014 ArtPrize Artist, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Artist-in-Residence

Oklahoma Arts Council, state-wide art educator

 

Solo Exhibitions                                                                                

Radisson Plaza Hotel - Kalamazoo, Michigan 2021

Consumers Credit Union, Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Michigan

Diekema Hamann Architects

Radisson Plaza Hotel - Kalamazoo, Michigan 2018

Canton Museum of Art World Fair, Canton, Ohio

37th Elkart Juried Regional Show, Elkart, Indiana

The Buchanan Art Center - Buchanan, Michigan

The Artworks Gallery – The Woodlands, Texas                                               

Nueces Street Gallery – Austin, Texas                                                

West Chaco Gallery – Aztec, New Mexico 

Exhibited Continuously

Toh-Atin Gallery – Durango, Colorado

Group Exhibitions

Around the Bend, South Bend Art Museum 2022

ArtBox Project Zürich, Switzerland 3.0 at the Swiss Art Expo 2021

ArtBox Project Barcelona, Spain 1.0 at Valid World Hall, Buenaventura Muñoz 2021

ArtBox Project Zürich, Switzerland 2.0 at the Swiss Art Expo 2020

ArtBox Project Zürich, Switzerland 1.0 at the Swiss Art Expo 2019

ArtBox Project New York 1.0 at the Stricoff Gallery, New York City and facilitated by the ArtBox Gallery,

  Zürich, Switzerland

 

Nominated

New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

 

Art in Public Places, 1% for the Arts – New Mexico

Purchase: Mural, We Are One, by Bloomfield School District (Charlie Y. Brown Secondary School)

Purchase: Mural, Safety City Mural, by Farmington Police Department

Purchase: Original mixed media piece, Visitation of the Hopi Spirits, by San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico

 

Awards

Southwest Biological Photographers’ Association Show – Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Award: Best of Show

            Award: First Place, Natural Science Illustration

Whirpool Art Exhibition – St. Joseph, Michigan

            Award: Best of Show

Northwest New Mexico Arts Council Regional Juried Show – Farmington, New Mexico

            Award: Second Place, All Media

Riverfest – Farmington, New Mexico

            Award: Second Place, Oils and Acrylics

 

Invited Juror

Totah Festival Fine Art Exhibitions – Farmington, New Mexico (five years)

 

Invited Artist

The Day Studio Group, San Francisco, California – Murals for renovation of the Enid Symphony Center, Enid, Oklahoma

 

Studied Under

Robert Divita, Sandra Ringlever, and Curtis Johnson - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rob Hubble - Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Selected Corporate/College Permanent Collections

Berrien County Cancer Services - St. Joseph, Michigan

Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation – The Woodlands, Texas

The Whitley Company – Houston, Texas

Color Tech – Dallas, Texas

San Juan Regional Medical Center and the Cancer Treatment Center – Farmington, New Mexico

San Juan College – Farmington, New Mexico

 

Selected Private Collections

Mr. Matthew Taylor - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Mr. Garrett Rose - Brighton, Massachusetts

Dr. Lynn Hayes, P.H.D. – Austin, Texas

Ms. Amy Symons – Denver, Colorado

Mr. Bill Marone, - Saint Joseph, Michigan

Mr. & Mrs. Rockford Coscia – Scarsdale, New York

Mr. & Mrs. Otis Halverson – Cheyenne, Wyoming

Mrs. Vern Schroeder – Aiken, Minnesota

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Breon – Iowa City, Iowa

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin B. Steinberg – Baltimore, Maryland