Almost every afternoon during this terrible summer of Covid, I’d head outdoors to get lost in the tangle of plants and gardens. The immediacy of watercolor provided a relatively quick way to respond to the colorful chaos, even distract for a few hours, from the very real and troubling upheaval that had been unleashed on the world. - Pamela Sztybel, October 8, 2020
Pamela Sztybel was born in New York City in 1956. She received an undergraduate degree from The New School for Social Research, and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. In addition, she has won fellowships to the Santa Fe Art Institute with Wolf Kahn, The Vermont Studio Center and the Scuola Grafica in Venice, Italy. She has served as a board member of The Vermont Studio Center and on the Art Collection Committee of the Board of Trustees of the New School University. Sztybel has participated as a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome, and as a teacher at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. She has taught workshops and lectured at Connecticut College, West Liberty State College in West Virginia, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts in New Jersey, Claremont Graduate University and The Huntington Library in Pasadena. She has had solo shows in New York at Spanierman Gallery, Wickiser Gallery and Jill Newhouse Gallery. Her works can be found in numerous corporate and private collections.