Miami Beach artist Pamela Palma has been working with textiles since she was four years old. By 13 she was designing, sewing and knitting her own personal wardrobe as well as creating functional and decorative accessories. Weaving came later and accidentally – as a requirement for her degree in Design. The art and technique of hand weaving came so naturally that it changed her life. The limitless possibilities of designing woven fabrics as art and functional pieces reflects upon the timeless continuum of weaving across all cultures, brought into contemporary relevance in her works.
Pamela’s fiber art and textile designs are defined by her distinctive styles, her extensive use of vibrant, textural yarns which she dyes, her use unexpected materials such as currency and household items, and her respect for the Divine Feminine. Her work is exhibited widely in museums and galleries across the country.
Master weaver, colorist, textile designer, fiber artist, teacher, arts advocate – Pamela Palma has over 30 years of expertise. She holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Design. Born in Buffalo, New York, her love of sunshine and the sublime took her to New Mexico for 10 years. Later, the exquisite turquoise water and lush, vibrant foliage drew her to Miami Beach where she has lived for over 20 years.
In 2016, sensing a void for textile art in the Miami area, Pamela founded a fiber art guild, Fantastic Fibers Miami, to provide opportunities for textile artists and fiber enthusiasts to gather, share, and grow a community of positive thinking, like minded people. The monthly guild meetings are modeled after textile guilds world wide, with educational programs, challenge projects, World Wide Knit in Public Day at PAMM, and large scale Yarn Bomb installations (Museum of Contemporary Art). More information about the guild is available here
Please see the artist’s CV for a complete list of affiliations, exhibitions, publications.