So, Pamela, artist, d.2010

Person
Biography
Pamela So was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from Glasgow University and afterwards from the Environmental Art Department at Glasgow School of Art (1998). She died in 2010 following a short illness. So worked as a freelance artist based in Glasgow and North Ayrshire. She has undertaken Public Art commissions and devised many education projects using her own work as a reference point, the most recent being the ‘Cherish: Chinese Families in Britain’ project for the National Portrait Gallery, London. (2003) She was selected for the Autograph Residency at Syracuse University, NY, and (2005) she undertook the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, where she developed her particular form of large-scale paper cutting which has since been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Solo shows at the Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews and the Collins Gallery, Glasgow (2005/2006), resulted in a publication of her work, ‘Re: Collections’. Her work was based on extensive research into domestic and cultural histories in museums and libraries or working with a particular group of people. She employs the manipulative qualities of digital photography to re-interpret and re-present history based on her Scottish/Chinese background. Her work was often made for specific locations and their histories, the intuitive response to these sites was an important part of her art practice.
Related Record Sets
GB3451/OC/6/2/17 : Exhibition Folder: Suki Chan: 'Seeing: Out of Time' exhibition (7 February - 21 April 2000) (is associated with)
GB3451/OC/6/2/16 : Exhibition Folder: 'The Golden Emporium' (1999 Nov 20-1999 Dec 19) (is associated with)
GB3451/OC/6/3/18 : 'Boutique' various artists, (2007 October 05 - 2007 December 21) (created)
GB3451/OC/6/2/31 : Various artists: 'Gathering Momentum' (2003 Jul 03 - 2003 Sep 26) (created)
GB3451/OC/9/2/7 : Folder 'PAD Scheme Artists' Presentations Oct 2006' (is subject of)
GB3451/OC/8/2/9 : Breathe Residency: Pamela So (2005 Mar 21 - 2005 Jun 20) (created)
GB3451/OC/6/2/18 : Exhibition Folder: 'Past Perfect, Present Sense', Pamela So, (2000 May 08 -2000 Jul 17) (created)
Related Events
Conference: 'RE:Orient: A New Vocabulary for Chinese Arts', various artists, 3 October 1998 (participated in)
Exhibition: 'The Golden Emporium', various artists, 20 November - 18 December 1999 (Held)
Workshop: create paper garments, Pamela So, 7 May 2005 (Held)
Exhibition: 'Cherish: Chinese Families in Britain', various artists, 23 September 2006 - 3 January 2007 (Held)
Exhibition: 'Boutique', various artists, 5 October - 21 December 2007 (Held)
Family and Friends Weekend: Tea 'carpet' making, Pamela So, 2004 Mar 13 - Mar 14 (facilitated)
Family and Friends Weekend: Tea 'carpet' making, Pamela So, 2004 Mar 13 - Mar 14 (facilitated)
Exhibition: 'Past perfect, Perfect sense', Pamela So (c.2000 May 05 -2000 Jul 17) (participated in)
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