Pamela Gaard Resume

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

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions:
2019 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 ~ Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paintings & Proverbs ~ Susan Hensel (window) Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Fiber² - West Liberty State College Gallery, West Liberty, West Virginia, with Cynthia Merberg
Flatland Gallery, Minneapolis, with James Michael Lawrence

Select Group Exhibitions:
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
Signs of Our Times III - Jane Wang, Concrete Actions in Heroic Encounters, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
2016 Personal Best, MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
2014 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 – Exhibition in Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue)
2001 Bead International 2000 – University of Alaska Art Museum, Fairbanks, AL
2000 Bead International 2000 – Dairy Barn SE Ohio Cultural Art Center, Athens, OH
1999 Fiberart International ’99 – Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Collaborative Projects
2014 Self and Others, Instinct Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
Somali Museum Pop-Up Gallery – Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Dual Portraits ~ Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Two-Person Exhibition - Pamela & Frank Gaard Dual Portraits, TuckUnder Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
Portrait Collaboration (part of large installation)- Frank Gaard ~Poison & Candy, Walker Art Center, 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

Curatorial and Facilitating for other artists
2018 MN History Center, St. Paul, MN -- "Somalis + MN" -- facilitator for Hassan Nor.
2016-17 Minneapolis Institute of Arts -- "I am Somali" -- Three Artists from the Twin Cities -- facilitator for Hassan Nor.
2016 Third Place Gallery -- curator for the Art of Hassan Nor, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Hennepin History Museum -- curator for eight elder weavers to exhibit kebed weaving made in the Somali nomadic tradition.

2016 Awesome Foundation, Minneapolis
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

Art Education:
1974 -75 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Select Bibliography:
2017 The Somali Radio that Speaks Funny English, interview with Abdirizak Bihi
Signs of Our Times III
2015 Art Matters, KFAI Radio, 90.3 FM, Minneapolis, interview
2014 Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN 7/25/14 ~ “Seeworthy; Self and Others”
Jessica Armbruster, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN 7/23/14 ~ “Self and Others Instinct Art Gallery”
Euan Kerr, “In ‘Self & Others,’ Portrait Painters Still Thrive in the Age of Selfies” interview
Sheila Regan, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN 7/11/14 ~ “Made Here launches a second round of projects tonight”
2013 LASplash! ~ Amy Munice, Pamela Gaard “Painting and Proverbs” Exhibition Review – Transcending History of Genocide, Religious and Language Barriers”
TCDaily Planet, Doris Rubenstein, “Pamela Gaard Exhibit Connects with Minneapolis Somali Community”
2012 Local Artist Interviews, 6/24/12 ~ “Pamela Gaard Painter”
Art in America, 2012 and 2013 Guide to Museums, Galleries, & Artists
2011 Minnesota Women’s Press, October, 2011, cover (portrait and interview)
2010 American Jewish World, 9/17/10 (portrait and blurb – cover)
2005 Textile ’05, Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania (p.179)
2003 American Craft Magazine, Feb/Mar 2003, page 93
2000 The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, Bead International 2000, Interweave Press, p103
FiberArts, Altamont Press, Summer, 2000, page 59
1999 Fiber Art Design Book Six, Lark Books, 1999, page 35
FiberArts, Altamont Press, Summer, 1999, page 16