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Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4911
My instructional expertise is in two-dimensional media. My experience spans a variety of painting and drawing materials and techniques, as well as the fundamentals of design, composition and content.
Courses Taught
Two-Dimensional Design
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
As a painter, I use animals and theatrical settings to explore different aspects of human relationships with both gravity and levity. Many of my current paintings address the difficulties of loss, and the resulting tension, conflict and reinvention through which our relationships must go. Inspired by both real life and my experiences in live theater, my cast of anthropomorphic creatures experiences moments of absurdity and awkwardness, as well as tenderness and consolation. I am particularly drawn to the juxtaposition of love and loss, and the relationship of comedy and tragedy.

MFA, University of Pennsylvania

BFA, School of the Art Institute Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

TOYth. Group exhibition, 2011. Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association, Chicago, IL

Innerview. Group exhibition, 2008. Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL.

Pamela Bagdzinski:Animalia. Solo Exhibition. Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL.

Print Ten. Group Exhibition, 2005. Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.


FA 252
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4911
Office Hours
Varies by semester
Main Campus