Pamella Allen


Pamella Allen (she, her) is a Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist in practice for over 30 years. Her works have been exhibited across the globe in traditional and non-traditional settings, in private collections, as public art, and more. 

A largely self-taught expressionist artist, Pamella’s work is layered in process. Utilizing multiple mediums, from painting and sculpture to multi-media essay & prose, she develops her own archetype, a universal language of images inspired by symbolism, indigenous practices, and the natural world that speak to the diversity of her Jamaican/African heritage and lived experiences as a woman, an immigrant living in the USA, and a world traveler and sailor. “I investigate self through memory, moment, and the mystic of nature.”

In addition to her continued studio practice, for the past 12 years Pamella has been in practice as a teaching artist (TA). As a TA, she shares her creative process with community in school settings, senior centers, museums, and healing spaces throughout New York. “The benefit to bringing arts practice into collaboration with the community cannot be overstated. It is priceless watching individuals blossom in the wonder of their own creativity and come together to celebrate their unity and diversity by using their creative voice”.

  • Acrylic, oil, and encaustic painting
  • Collage
  • Installation
  • Paper making
  • Photography/video essay & prose
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
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