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 — co-workers, colleagues, friends, elders, immigrants, neighbors, and other artists. In installation, these portraits create a utopia of a cohesive community, transcend language and culture. They create bridges between generations, and also between neighbors in Minneapolis.
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.
Twenty Twenty (Pandemic Portrait), acrylic on canvas, 20” x 20”, 2020
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