Originally from the Midwest, Pamela Marks received her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Illinois and an MFA in painting from the University of Arizona.
Marks' artworks have been exhibited in France, Scotland, the Dominican Republic, Greece, and the Netherlands. She has had numerous exhibitions across the United States. Her paintings are in several collections, including The Tucson Museum of Art; IBM; Tokyo Ana Hotel; Florence Griswold Museum; Benziger Winery; Pabst Brewing Corporation; Singapore Sheraton Hotel; and the Colorado Sangre de Cristo Art Center. In 1994, Marks was awarded an honorarium and purchase prize for her multi-paneled artwork, "Healing," on permanent display at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson.
Marks' career has included residencies at Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic (1986); PASCA Auvillar, France (2000); Golden Foundation (2013); and a mini-residency at Zea Mays North Hampton, Ma. (2016.) 2008, she received a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture. Marks was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (1999) and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2007). While at the American Academy in Rome in the visiting Artist and Scholar Program(2006), the artist began research on sacred geometry that continues to inform her work. Marks taught painting, drawing, and color courses at Connecticut College in New London from 1991-2023.