Pamela Gaard Resume

Pamela Gaard, b. 1955
b. Minneapolis
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN, USA

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions and collaborations:
2023 Franky & P.a.m.~ Corner Store Gallery NE, Minneapolis, MN
2019 Unsung Heroes ~ Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison, State Capitol Building, St. Paul, MN
2018 A Conversation Between Artists, Featuring Works by Frank & Pamela Gaard, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis, MN and St. Paul JCC, St. Paul, MN
2016 Dwelling, Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN, with Hassan Nor
2015 Hey, Aren’t You Somebody? ~ Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Shalom / Nabad, solo Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paintings & Proverbs, solo Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Dual Portraits ~ Tuckunder Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Dual Portraits, Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Two-Person Exhibition, Pamela & Frank Gaard Dual Portraits, TuckUnder Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Collaborative Portraits, Co Exhibitions, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Two-Person Exhibition, Unintended Collaboration, Frank and Pamela (Gaard), Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
2002 Fiber², West Liberty State College Gallery, West Liberty, West Virginia, with Cynthia Myberg
Textile Holograms, Flatland Gallery, Minneapolis, with James Michael Lawrence

Select Group Exhibitions:
2023-24 Inspired by a Lifetime, Cora McCorvey Health & Wellness Center, Minneapolis, MN
2020 Covid-19 Diaries, Lovaas Projects, Munich, Germany
2018 Im/migration and The Other, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis, MN
2017 DegeneraTe Show, Red Garage Studio, Minneapolis, MN ReTelling: Holocaust Art, Narratives, and Contemporary Response, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis, MN
Signs of Our Times III - Roberta Orlando, Milan, Italy
Concrete Actions in Heroic Encounters, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
2016 Personal Best, MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
2014 Somali Museum Pop-Up Gallery, Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
Self and Others, Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Dream Weavings—Interpretations Through Collaborations, Sabes
JCC, Minneapolis, MN
2011 The Northside Remembered, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN
The Arts of the Community II, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Selichot, Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN
2008 The Quilted Surface IV, QSDS Invitational, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
2005 Textile 05, Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania (catalogue)
ArtQuiltArt, Galerie Hori, Konstanz, Germany
Art on the Plains, Plains Museum, Fargo, ND – (catalogue)
2004 Challenging Traditions: Contemporary Textiles, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD
2003 Nothing New II: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials, Textile Center of MN, Minneapolis, MN
2001 – 2004 The Spirit of Midwest in American Art, Art in Embassies Program, Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue)
2000 %Bead International 2000, University of Alaska Art Museum, Fairbanks, AL
2000, Quilt National, Dairy Barn SE Ohio Cultural Art Center, Athens, OH
1999 Fiberart International ’99, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Curatorial and facilitator Projects
2018 MN History Center, St. Paul, MN, Somalis + MN, facilitator for Hassan Nor
2016 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I am Somali, biographer and facilitator for Hassan Nor
2016 Third Place Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, curator & facilitator for the Art of Hassan Nor
2016 Capitol Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, facilitator for the Art of Hassan Nor
2015 Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis, MN, facilitator for 8 elder women weavers to exhibit (kebed) weavings made in the Somali nomadic tradition.

2016 Awesome Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, exclusive funding for Hassan Nor, artist.
2013 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant

Board Leadership:
2013 – 2014 TuckUnder Projects, Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 – 2014 Somali Art and Cultural Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1980 -81 MS Equivalent (RDN) University of MN, Minneapolis, MN
1978 -80 BS cum laude Nutrition, University of WI, Menomonie, WI
1977 -78 University of WI, Madison, WI (nursing)
1973 -74 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Select Bibliography:
Print Media
2017 Mordecai Specktor, American Jewish World Community Guide, Cover Art and Bio
2014 Mary Abbe, "Seeworthy; Self and Others," Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 7/25/14
Jessica Armbruster, "Self and Others at Instinct Art Gallery," City Pages, Minneapolis, MN 7/23/14
Sheila Regan, "Made Here launches a second round of projects tonight", City Pages, Minneapolis, MN 7/11/14
Doris Rubenstein, "Pamela Gaard Exhibit Connects with
Minneapolis Somali Community", TCDaily Planet
2013 Amy Munice, "Pamela Gaard 'Painting and Proverbs' Exhibition Review – Transcending History of
Genocide, Religious and Language Barriers,” LASplash!, Los Angeles, CA
Doris Rubenstein, "Pamela Gaard Exhibit Connects with Minneapolis Somali Community", American Jewish World, Minneapolis, MN
2012 - 13 Art in America, Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists
2011 Minnesota Women’s Press, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2011, cover (portrait and interview)
2010 Mordecai Specktor, American Jewish World, Minneapolis, MN, 9/17/10 (interview & cover)
2005 Textile ’05, Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania. 179.
2003 American Craft Magazine, Feb/Mar 2003. 93.
2000 The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, Bead International 2000, Interweave Press. 103.
FiberArts (Magazine), Altamont Press, Summer, 2000. 59.
1999 Fiber Art Design Book Six, Lark Books, 1999. 35.
FiberArts (Magazine), Altamont Press, Summer, 1999. 16.

2020 Dose of Reality TV with Shukri, interview on my art exhibitions and portraits made in the Somali community in Minneapolis.
2017 The Somali Radio that Speaks Funny English, KFAI Radio interview with Abdirizak Bihi
2016 Interview with Hassan Nor for Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
2015 “Art Matters”, KFAI Radio, 90.3 FM, Minneapolis, interview
2014 Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio, “In ‘Self & Others,’ Portrait Painters Still Thrive in the Age of Selfies,”interview
2013 Somali Channel TV, art interview "Magaalda Minneapolis ee gobolka Minnesota" (The city of Minneapolis, the state of

Online Periodicals:
2020 Sheila Regan, "Hassan Nor, Somali Elder and Artist Whose Work Depicted Pre-war Somalia Dies of Covid" Sahan Journal, May 26, 2020
2012 Local Artist Interviews, 6/24/12 ~ “Pamela Gaard Painter”

2017 How the first major museum exhibition of contemporary Somali art came together at Mia: