Growing up an only child in Brooklyn, I loved nature and drawing and painting. I enjoyed reading, particularly Pearl Buck’s novels about the cultures of China and India. My only child was born when I was 17.
I went to Queens College, majoring in Studio Art, and began working abstractly. I married an Iranian painter I met at the Art Library at work-study at Queens. We moved to the Hudson Valley to paint from landscape after graduating. Landscape provided the opportunity to observe and coordinate hand, eye and heart.
Applying to graduate school with abstract work, when I matriculated, my work was representational. Mostly, I created multiple figures compositions from imagination for years.
In 1991, we lost our jobs and moved to Iran. I painted, and taught Art and English Conversation at various levels. I enjoyed learning the language and the chance to engage in very and rich different culture. In 1994, we opened a Fine Arts Department at a Southeastern Iran university. I taught incoming students Drawing and 2- D Design Courses in Farsi. Some students and I are in contact today. I was honored when my painting qA exhibited at the 2nd Biannual Juried Show at the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran in 1994.
In 2007, I returned to the Hudson Valley alone. Galleries were interested in my paintings, and I began exhibiting regularly. Between 2019 and 2021, I had several solo shows and was in many prestigious juried group shows. I find feedback from exhibiting crucial for my growth.
Feedback taught me to pay attention to the contemporary Art World. Luckily, I have ample opportunity. Now I experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques, importantly fo me, printmaking. I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists, Arts Mid-Hudson, the Barrett Art Center, Art Society of Kingston and The Tivoli Artists Gallery. My website is https:// pamkrimskyfinearts.com