Pamela Earnshaw Kelly
Pamela Earnshaw Kelly ( BS, Syracuse University, MFA in Ceramics, Marywood University) lives in rural Pennsylvania and San Diego Ca. Her focus has been exploring the expressive possibilities of clay through animal imagery. She manipulates slabs of clay that are then formed by pushing from the inside, creating textures that express the nature of the creature she is representing.
In her earlier work she explored mans complex psychological relationship with animals using iconic images of farm animals. Beyond stereotype each beast seems to a have a soul.
Her more recent Great Ape Series is less iconic and more political, using the individual animal as well as the medium itself, raku fired ceramic, to express the fragile organic nature of the subject matter and by extension our fragile existence on the planet.
Kelly has shown her work primarily in NYC with one person shows at the John Elder Gallery, Duane Reed Gallery, SOFA NY and Chicago. She has had 1 person shows at the Lew Allen Gallery in Santa Fee and ZTA Gallery San Diego.
1991 MARYWOOD COLLEGE, Masters of Fine Arts
1973-1983 SUNY BINGHAMTON, Post Graduate Study of Sculpture
1970 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Junior Year, Amsterdam Netherlands
1967-1971 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Science
1965-1967 WYOMING SEMINARY, Kingston, Pa.
Confrontational Ceramics, by Judith S. Schwartz, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008
2008, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
2008, Confrontational Ceramics, White Plains, NY
2008, ZTA Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2007, ZTA Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2006, AMNESTIES, Spool MFG, Johnson City, NY
2006, AMNESTIES II, Spool MFG, Johnson City, NY
2006,Butternut Gallery, Montrose, Pa.
2006, R. Duane Reed Gallery, New York, NY
Pamela Earnshaw Kelly, Solo Exhibit, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.
Pamela Earnshaw Kelly 1995 to 2001, Solo Exhibition, Sardoni Art Gallery of Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA.
Hounds on Leash, Albuquerque Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
Pamela Earnshaw Kelly, Solo Exhibit, Lew Allen Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM
Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 2000, (invited artist) Bellevue, WA
Pamela Earnshaw Kelly, Solo Exhibit, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
About Time, Solo Exhibit, Elan Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
Art-Making, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
One Person Show, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
Nature of Clay, Solo Exhibit, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY
Clay Matters, Solo Exhibit, Marywood College, Scranton, PA.
Wyoming Seminary Juried Show, First Prize, Kingston, PA
One Person Show, Norwich Council for the Arts Gallery, Norwich, NY
One Person Show, Roxx II Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Art Exchange, Juried Show, Uniondale, PA
Norwich Arts Council, Gallery Juried Show, Norwich, NY
A.F.A. Juried Show, Scranton, PA
Earth Day Show, A.F.A. Gallery, Scranton, PA
60 Annual Regional Art Show, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2004 Best of Show, Images of Susquehanna County, Montrose, PA
2003 Best of Show, Scranton Arts Council, Scranton PA
1994 Best of Show, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA
1993 Merit Award, Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, NY
1991 Paper Presented, Pennsylvania Academic Achievement Conference
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