Pamela Feldman

Pamela Feldman is a Chicago-based artist and educator. The focus on her practice is natural dyes. She researches, experiments with, grows, collects, and records natural dyes, their processes, and the colors they yield. Pamela received her BFA from University of California, Davis and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently a lecturer. She earned a Master of Dyeing certification from the Handweavers Guild of America, Level I and Level II. She is also publisher and editor of the Turkey Red Journal, an online newsletter focusing on natural dyes. Pamela has exhibited her work both locally and nationally, including at Northeastern University, Heaven Gallery, Space 900, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She spends her free time hiking, birding and tent-camping, where she observes the colors of both flora and fauna. In her studio, Pamela experiments with extracting and creating dyes and pigments from the plants she was grown or collected. Influenced by old dye record books, her work takes the form of sample swatches that exhibit the colors hidden within plants.

FIELD/WORK

2019 - 2020,
Artist Resident