The work, superimpositions of discernible pattern awash in vibrancy, dwells in the space between the decorative and the necessary, between wallpaper and camouflage. Biological shapes caught mid-morph, dissolving the distinction between figure and ground, perpetuating depth with flatness, luminosity with de-saturation, manifestations of energy that cohere unexpectedly, memorably caught on the cusp of movement. Ravi Shankar, The Exhibitionist: Inside, Backstage Behind the Scenes. The Boston Globe 2007.
Marks paintings have been exhibited across the United States in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally in France, Greece, Scotland, Japan, the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands. She has been awarded residencies at the Golden Foundation; MacDowell Colony; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic; Auvillar, France and the American Academy in Rome. Pamela Marks received her BFA in painting and drawing at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and went on to receive her MFA in painting from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Marks joined Connecticut College in 1991 where she is now an Associate Professor of Art.