Pamela Hassell

Pamela Hassell

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Pamela Hassell

I'm an artist who works primarily in drawing, mixed-media, and photography. I was born in New York, and lived most of my life in Manhattan and Los Angeles. I'm a self-taught photographer, and professional picture editor.

My passion for art is in multimedia - working in drawing, painting, and photography. Currently, I'm working on a shoe-themed series and other fine art drawings, nature, travel and fashion photography projects.

Artists that aesthetically influence my work, include, Hannah Hoch, Rene Magritte, Kurt Schwitters, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, as well as photographers, Eugene Atget, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Andre Kertesz, Dorothy Lange, and Man Ray.

Education

I studied art at the School of Visual Arts, concentrating first in Fashion Illustration and Fine Art. Then I specialized in Art History, completing a Bachelors Degree at Stony Brook University, graduating summa cum laude, and a Masters Degree at Goddard College.

Exhibitions

My painting was included in the “American Painters in Paris” exhibit at the Palais des Congres, and a mixed-media piece, "Falling Man," was on display as public art at Stony Brook University, in New York. My photographs have been exhibited at New York’s Soho Photo Gallery, EXPOSURE, in Long Island City, New York, Art in Miami (SCOPE), Paris Street Gallery, Everett, Mass. (drawings), Perretti Italian Cafe, in New York, and Studio C Gallery, Los Angeles. My work is included in private collections.

Portrait Photo: Ted Soqui © 2014