the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy
Pam Bowers earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Indiana University, where she studied painting with Robert Barnes. During this time she also lived and studied in Italy, developing a special focus on Venetian Painting. An avid researcher and traveler, she has created work in Europe, Central America, North Africa, Asia. She has received numerous awards in this pursuit including a Doctoral Research Grant from Indiana University, an Associate Faculty Research Grant also from Indiana University, an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the Arts Institute of the University of South Carolina and a Lilly Endowment Fellowship, the latter allowing her to research important influences in tribal areas of Southeast Asia. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in the United States and Internationally. Most recently, she exhibited her work in a retrospective solo exhibition at the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina. Her work was also featured in a unique interdisciplinary solo exhibition held in conjunction with an international conference on the life and work of poet James Dickey. Dickey was an important influence on her work and the exhibition drew parallels between their work in respective disciplines. Last summer, she exhibited works on paper at the International School of Art.
the International School of Painting,
Drawing, and Sculpture