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Pamela Soldwedel

700 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., #906
Washington, DC 20037, U.S.A.
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Phone: 1-800-337-8907
Email: PamSculpt@cs.com
URL: http://www.SoldwedelSculptures.com

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT
"Listen, there is a turning, all things are turned to a roundness, wherever there is an end from it springs a beginning."... Hotel Universe, Philip Barry

In many of my pieces, both stone and metal, I have sought overall continuity of line. However, others display breaks in the continuity representing disrupted life cycles. Sections have been split or sliced open to symbolize trauma: separation from a loved one; emotional crisis; illness or physical disability wrenching enough to produce breakdown of spirit and body. These potentially distressing sculptures, nevertheless, are actually filled with hope. Close examination reveals that the separations are made in such a way that they may be rejoined. Life continues, although scarred, and the strengthened spirit resumes its cyclical journey.

"Pamela Soldwedel's Fireflower... continues to be one of the most admired pieces in the Museum and an essential part of our mezzanine installation." - Susan Fisher Sterling, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts

"The response to your show has been extremely favorable. The visitors as well as the members have been thrilled with your sculptures. I am so pleased that the Museum has had the opportunity to exhibit your work..." - Allison Cywin, Curator/Registrar, Newport Art Museum

"Pamela Soldwedel's art brings to mind another twentieth-century artist; her graceful and simple forms appear to have been made by the forces of nature in the manner of Barbara Hepworth's elegant works." - Kristen Miller Zohn, Curator of Art, Albany Museum of Art

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Pamela Soldwedel is a native New Yorker. She studied sculpture as an undergraduate at Bennington College, and thereafter followed a varied career that included experience as a fabric designer; fashion show producer; radio disc jockey, radio and television commentator and producer; magazine publisher; and artistic coordinator in packaging design for a major fragrance house. Only after moving to Washington, D.C. in the mid-70's did Soldwedel resume her sculpture, attending the Corcoran School of Art, where she received the Martha von Hirsh Award and the Mary Lay Thom Sculpture Award for most outstanding work. She recently won the R.C.G. Merit Award of Excellence and was the 1995 recipient of the Artists Equity Association's "Best In Show" Merry Slocum Bean Award.  In 2005 Soldwedel was awarded a generous grant from The E.D. Foundation, New York, NY.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2006 Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II,
    McLean, VA
  • 2005 Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II,
    McLean, VA
  • 2005 The Parker Gallery, 629 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
  • 2005 International Gateway, 8100 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, VA
  • 2003 Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II,
    McLean, VA
  • 2003 The Atrium, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC
  • 2002 Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II,
    McLean, VA (March and again in September)
  • 2001-2 The Atrium, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC
  • 2000-1 Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, McLean, VA
  • 2000 The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA =
  • 1998 Sculpture Court at the Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, 
    McLean, VA
  • 1997 White Flint Ltd., Bethesda, MD
  • 1994-6 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD  
  • 1994-5 American Center for Physics, College Park, MD  
  • 1994 Gilpin Gallery, Alexandria, VA  
  • 1992-4 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC  
  • 1993 U.S. Embassy, Brussels, Belgium  
  • 1988 Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI  
  • 1987 Andreas Gallery, Washington, DC  
  • 1987 Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC  
  • 1986 Covington & Burling, Washington, DC  
  • 1982 First American Bank, Washington, DC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC (2006)
  • VisArts, Rockville, MD  (2006)
  • Washington Square Invitational Exhibition, Washington, DC (2005)
  • Sculpture Court at The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, McLean, VA (2004)
  • Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC (2003)
  • The Parker Gallery at Mickelson's, Washington, DC (2002-2003)
  • National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (2000-2001)
  • Washington Sculptors Group, 505 Gallery, Washington, DC (1999)
  • WSH Square Limited Partnership, Washington, DC (1997-1998)
  • The law offices of Tucker, Flyer and Lewis, P.C., Washington, DC
  • The John A. Wilson Center Washington DC and the Japan Information & Culture Center, Washington,  DC.(1996)
  • The Embassy of France, Washington DC
  • The Corcoran Hemicycle Gallery, Washington, DC
  • The John A. Center, Washington, DC (1995)
  • The WSG Washington Square Park Exhibitions (1997, 1995, 1993)
  • The Franklin Square Exhibition Space and the Washington, DC Artists Equity/Awards Exhibition Show, Annandale, VA (1993)
  • The Fairfax, VA Council of the Arts
  • The Montgomery County, MD Arts Council Exhibition
  • Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE (1992)
  • The National Academy of Sciences (1993-1992)
  • The Govinda Gallery and the Gilpin Gallery (1992)
  • The Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC (1990)
  • The Old State House in Hartford, CT (1987)
  • Audubon Society
  • The DC Slide Registry of artists
  • The Artists Equity/Washington Sculptors Show (1985)
  • The d'Amecourt Art Gallery
  • First American Bank, N.A., Washington, DC
  • The Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts (1982)
  • The Meridian House International, Washington, DC
  • The Parrish Art Museum of Southhampton, NY (1981)
  • The Arts Club of Washington, DC (1980,1994,1996)
  • The Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC (1979)
  • The Art Barn of Washington, DC (1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1993).

SELECTED PUBLIC AND  CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Tudor Place, Washington, DC
  • Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
  • DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD
  • North Carolina Granite Company, Mount Airy, NC
  • Robert H. Kellen Company, Atlanta, GA
  • U.S. Consulate, Hong Kong
  • J.P. Morgan Chase, New York, NY
  • Collection of Carl Djerassi, San Francisco, CA
  • American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
  • U.S. Embassy, Brussels, Belgium

SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS

  • 1998 Triplex Direct Marketing, Novato, CA
  • 1990 Gosnell Properties, Vienna, VA
  • 1988 Westminster Investing Corporation, Washington, DC
  • 1987 Signet Bank, Washington, DC
  • 1984 Oliver Carr Company, Washington, DC
  • 1983 Houbigant, Inc., New York, NY
  • 1982, 1983 Huntington T. Block Insurance, Washington, DC

AWARDS

  • 2005 Grant from the E.D. Foundation, NY
  • 1995 Merry Slocum Bean Award, Artists Equity, Washington, DC
  • 1993 R.G.C. Merit Award, Artists Equity, Washington, DC
  • 1982 Martha von Hirsch Award, Corcoron School of Art
  • 1982 Mary Lay Thom Award, Corcoran School of Art