About The Artist
PAMELA KOGEN/STUDIO 306A
My abstract paintings and drawings are inspired by, and a playful reaction to, my environment. Living by the bay and sailing year round, immersed in a continually shifting landscape, has greatly influenced my work. It reminds me over and over again of the constancy of change and perception, and the ephemeral nature of capturing fleeting moments and emotions.
I am a mixed media artist and often incorporate textiles into drawings and paintings for their form, texture, cultural references or history. I am drawn to “working” textiles like burlap and ticking. Recently I have been repurposing old sails in my work, an exciting new chapter for me, that brings together my life of sailing and abstract art-making. Color is a passion and integral part of my work. Playing with an arsenal of color—my brush and crayons magic wands, creating is the ultimate freedom.
Pamela Kogen has moved between careers in fine art to fashion— as a wardrobe and prop stylist for advertising and editorial media, to illustration— drawing for books, editorials, and advertising, and back to fine art. Her illustrations appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mademoiselle and Forbes, as well as for MoMa(NYC), and advertising for Barneys NY, Estée Lauder and Liz Claiborne, amongst many. Pamela’s work appears consistently in Bay Area shows. She is a featured artist in the 2022 publication ‘Artists of the Bay Area – Volume ll’, curated by Jen Tough Gallery, as well as ‘American Artwork 2023’ . Pamela’s studio is in the historic ICB building in Sausalito. Affiliations: ICBAA(Industrial Center Building Artist Association) Board- member since 2021. Artist Alliance Community-member since 2019 ICBAA-member since 2017
Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Mixed Media
BFA Parsons School of Design(NYC)
Art Students League(NYC)
École de Leo Marchutz(Aix-en-Provence)