Pamela Bower-Basso is a working artist and full-time faculty member in Art Education at Tufts University. She holds a Master's Degree in Art Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from Brown University. Since 1990, Pam has been teaching art education courses at Tufts for graduate students leading to licensure for teaching Visual Art at the elementary and secondary school levels. Previously, she held the position of art specialist at Belmont Day School for twelve years and has taught studio art courses for children and adults at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the DeCordova Museum, and a number of arts centers in the Boston area. Pam has exhibited her two- and three-dimensional mixed media pieces widely in New England, and in selected group exhibitions in other parts of the country.
My artwork incorporates aspects of collage, painting, and mixed media in both two and three-dimensional forms. Figurative elements and other realistic imagery are combined with text, symbols and shapes to explore contemporary and historic issues, often with a focus on women and feminist ideology. Much of my work relates to my personal life and experiences—family relationships, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. However, most recently, my work has incorporated larger social and cultural issues influenced by the current political climate.