A New York City native, Pamela Casper pursued art at an early age, attending La Guardia High School. At Swarthmore College she studied psychology and continued painting with Harriet Shorr. The next two years were spent in Paris focusing on art and culture, free of academic ties.
Early work was landscape, urban/rural, painted “plein air”. After giving birth to twins, her concern for vulnerable worldwide ecology augmented. Working more frequently indoors while building on memory of direct life references, the menacing spiral form of tornado emerged in her early improvisational paintings.
Exhibiting in Europe and US, Casper expanded to sculpture and collaborative multi-media installation. Highlights: E_merge/Earthdance Residency(2012) developing a dance performance based on the painting and Tornado sculpture. (Massachusetts): “Abandoned Nests sculpture installation at Mindener Museum, Minden Germany 2013.
Recent studio painting projects have been an exploration of roots and underground landscapes and microscopic organisms. Currently Pamela is working on a painted narrative of melting Arctic Ice. This project will be installed as a large mosaic of watercolor paintings, each 22” x 30′ , fitting together into a grid 16 feet high by 20 feet long. The imagery is a mix of direct observation and an intuitive sense of the physical character of ice and the Arctic landscape. Pamela combines intended mark making and accidental outcomes in the painting process to capture the unpredictability of nature itself.