Pamela Gaard is a visual artist with her education in the sciences.
Painting generally from live models, her portraits represent people who might otherwise go unseen — immigrants, elders, other artists, her neighbors in Minnesota. These portraits, in installation, create a utopia of a cohesive community, transcend language and culture, and bridge generations.
Gaard began her studies at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and completed her education in public health at the University of WI and University of MN.
Installation by Pamela Gaard, above, in “ImMigration and the Other” at Sabes Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2018. (l to r): Portraits of Salah, Ugaaso, Khadra, Abdullahi, Mohamed, Zainab, and Hassan.
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