Pam Glew

Pam Glew

Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

About Pam Glew

Born in 1978, I am a Brighton based artist best known for distinctive paintings on fabric. I started making artwork on flags and textiles around 2007 as a response to war, notably 'Afghan Girl' later appeared on the front cover of Le Monde Newspaper.

Flags, quilts and brocade are used to explore and question how identity is constructed by the places we inhabit. The use of textiles; washing, dyeing and sewing cloth and images of women are used to highlight the minority of women documented in art history.

By dyeing the fabric a dark shade and painting freehand with bleach, the portrait slowly develops during the painting process. The fabric is bleached many times to create contrast and the material is washed each time to remove the chemicals. The result is a timeless image, which appears to emerge from the cloth. Recently I have incorporated mixed media; paint, inks and pigment onto textile adhered to wood panels.

I have shown internationally in 8 major solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions, alongside such artists as Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and Peter Blake. I've exhibited at Dallas Contemporary and Honolulu Museum of Art and at major art fairs in London, New York, Miami and Korea. My work has appeared in print publications including Le Monde (France), Neo2 (Spain), The Telegraph (UK) and The Independent (UK).

I have produced commissions for Armani, Ralph Lauren, MTV and Microsoft and have enjoyed collaborations with photographers Terry O'Neill and Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones. My work is housed at Saatchi & Saatchi London, Red Bull and Mitsubishi Bank and can be found in private collections worldwide.

Education

2007
BTEC Entrepreneurship Training for Creatives University College for the Creative Arts

2006
Postgraduate Certificate in Education Art & Design Northbrook & University of Brighton

2000
BA (hons) Theatre Design - 2.1 Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama

1997
BTEC Art & Design - Distinction Falmouth University College

Events

The Exhibitionist Hotel - Nocturne - Pam Glew Solo

Exhibition Dates: 8 December 2017 - 15 February 2018

Preview 12 December 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: The Exhibitionist Hotel 8-10 Queensberry Place, SW7 2EA

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Woolff Gallery - London, UK 'Wanderlust Hotel' (solo show) Jan - Feb 2016

2012
Moniker Project Space - London, UK 'Air, Land and Sea' (solo project space) Oct 2012

2011
Mauger Modern - London, UK 'Beautiful & Damned' (solo show) May 2011

2010
Red Bull - London, UK 'Circus' (solo show) Nov - Dec 2010
Bicker Gallery - Sydney, Australia 'Luminaries' (solo show) May 2010

2009
Stella Dore - London, UK 'Noir' (solo show) Feb - March 2009

2008
Trash Express - Bristol, UK 'Old Glory' (solo show) November 2008
Fairtrade Gallery - Brighton, UK 'I fell in love with a video nasty' (solo show) May 2008

GROUP EXHIBITION
2017
Parlor Gallery - New Jersey, USA - Anniversary Show Feb 2017

2016
Westbank Gallery - Gonzo - Aug - Nov- Jan 2017
Brand Library Art Centre - Nexus - Aug - Nov- Jan 2016
Lancaster Museum of Art & History - The New Vanguard - Aug - Oct 2016
Vertical Gallery - LAX /ORD - Sept 2016
Atzaro Agroturismo - Ibiza - Urban in Ibiza - July - Aug 2016
Henley Festival - Oxfordshire - Beautiful Crime/ Eddie Lock - July 2016
Crush Gallery - Brighton - Vice May 2016
Dallas Contemporary - Dallas MTV Redefine - April 2016
Gauntlet Gallery - San Francisco - March - April 2016
Vertical Gallery - Chicago Winter Show - Feb 2016

2015
Stolen Space - London LAX/ LHR Sept - Oct 2015
Atzaro Agroturismo - Ibiza Urban in Ibiza - August 2015
Joseph Gross Gallery - New York, USA Summer Group Show- July - August 2015
Only Art Club - Hamburg, Germany - Only Unusual - July – August 2015
Woolff Gallery - London, UK - Urban - May - June 2015
MYA Gallery - London, UK - Endangered Species - April - June 2015
Thinkspace - LA, USA - 10th Anniversary - Jan 2015

2014
Saatchi & Saatchi- London UK - Theres a Good Girl - Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Macro Pelanda - Rome, Italy - Be Free From Violence 2 - 8 October
Urban Nation - Germany Project M5 / VNA Magazine Aug 2014
Lawrence Alkin Gallery MIX Aug - Sept 2014
Ben Oakley Gallery - London, UK Miniatures Aug 2014
Imitate London - London, UK Exposure July - Aug 2014
Bike Shed - London, UK With Merry Michau May 2014
The Unit - London, UK 7 Deadly Sins April 2014
Honolulu Museum of Art - HI, USA Pow Wow Feb 2014

2013
Thinkspace - LA, USA Deck the Halls Dec 2013
Blank Space - New York, USA Face Facts Oct - Dec 2013
Rook and Raven - London Bill Wyman Reworked Feb - March 2013

2012
No Format Gallery - London Urban Barrier Dec 2012
Rook and Raven - London Interface July – Aug 2012
The Ivy - London Group Show June - July 2012
Warrington Museum - Warrington International Woman - March 2012
Rook and Raven - London Terry O’Neill Reworked March 2012
Able and Baker - Cologne Best of 2011 Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Ben Oakley Gallery - London Group Show Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

2011
Red Bull - London The Lock Up 2 Dec 2011
Wagamama - Brighton Art & Eat Oct - Nov 2011
Goss Michael Foundation - Dallas USA MTV Re:Define Sept 2011
Able & Baker - Cologne, Germany Outside / Inside July - Aug 11
Truman - London, UK Old Boots New Laces June 2011
View Art Gallery - Bristol, UK Archetypes June 2011
Belgravia Gallery - London, UK Royal Marines Charity March 2011
St Helier - Jersey, UK Branchage Film Festival January 2011

2010
Philips De Pury - London, UK Teenage Cancer Trust December 2011
Gerard Loft - Firenze, Italy ART STAR Touring June - July 2010
Solo - Stockholm, Sweden ART STAR Touring March - April 2010

2009
Art Mosh - Paris, France Art Mosh 26 Nov 2009
Death By Daylight/ Lock Up - London, UK The Lock Up 20 Nov - 10 Dec 2009
Carmichael Gallery - Hollywood, USA Group Show 6 - 27 August 2009
Resistance Gallery - London, UK - Iconography of Masks 30 July - August 2009

2008
Stella Dore - Group Show Make over Nov - Dec 08
Steal from Work - Bristol 12 Days of Xmas Dec 08
Brick Lane Gallery - London Hip Art Group Show Sept 08
The Foundry - London Underground Street Art Group Show Aug 08
Village Underground - London Graffle 2 July 08
Visual Imprints - Brighton Inner Voices - Bankrupt Culture 19 July - 18 Aug 08
Open House - Brighton Group Show - Brighton Festival Fringe May 2008
Carmichael Gallery - Hollywood, USA