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Department: Art & Art History

Pamela VenzPam Venz

Professor of Art

Office:

Kennedy Art Center 5

Contact Information:

P. O. Box 21
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4933
Office Fax: (205) 226-3044
E-mail: pvenz@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

2001-present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Photography, Design

1998- 2000 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Photography, Design

2004 - Awarded Alabama State Council on the Arts Artist Fellowship grant

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2003 ALABAMA SIGNATURES/EIGHT ARTISTS PAINTING& PHOTOGRAPHY
    Alabama State Council on the Arts Gallery
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • 2002 MANO Y MANO: James Alexander and Pamela Venz
    The Vulcan Materials Gallery
    The Alabama School of Fine Arts
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2001 34th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION
    Juror: R. Andrew Maass, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art
    The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • 2000 PARADOX a collection of works
    The University of Montevallo
    Montevallo, Alabama
  • 1999 TRIENNIAL SOUTHEASTERN JURIED EXHIBITION
    Juror: James Rondeau, Associate Curator of
    Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
    The Mobile Museum of Art
  • 1998 FIRST JURIED EXHIBITON OF MEMBERS OF THE
    SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE ART CONFERENCE
    Jurors; Amy Cappellazzo, Susan Grase, Dahlia Morgan
    Ambrosino Gallery
    Miami, Florida
  • 1996 EXHIBITION a collection of recent works
    The Lewis Art Gallery
    Millsaps College
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1996 GLASSWORKS: More Than Meets The Eye
    Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida
    Panama City, Florida

Selected Lectures, Papers, Panels:

  • 2004 I KEEP YOU CLOSE: PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF THE CIVIL WAR
    Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
    San Antonio, Texas
  • 2003 WELCOME TO THE WORLD; THE PHENOMENUM OF HOSPITAL NEWBORN PORTRAITS
    Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2001 MARILYN MONROE AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
    Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2000 THE MEMORY BOX: A LOOK AT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPY AND MEMORY
    Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
    New Orleans, LA
  • 1999 SINGLE GENDER ENVIRONMENTS IN EDUCATION: PROS AND CONSPanel Chair
    The Associated Colleges of the South
    Women's Studies Conference
    Gendered Environments
    Birmingham-Southern College
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1998 THE CAMERA AND CHILDHOOD: A RITUAL OF DOCUMENTATION
    Southeastern College Art Conference
    Miami, Florida
  • 1998 THE CAMERA AND CHILDHOOD: A RITUAL OF DOCUMENTATION
    The Society of Photographic Educators, South
    Central Regional Conference
    Mississippi State University
    Starkville, MS
  • 2005 "Alexander Garner: Out of the Shadow of Brady"
    The Popular Culture Annual Conference
    San Diego, CA.

Educational Background:

MFA 1985 The Ohio State University
BA 1983 (cum laude) The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Photography
  • History of Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Popular Culture

Courses Taught:

AR 102 Basic Design (1)
A studio course for the non major or art minor, dealing with two and three dimensional problems in organization, proportional relationship, and use of materials.

AR 103 Basic Photography (1)
A studio course for the non-major or art minor with no prior darkroom experience and limited or no 35mm camera experience. Emphasis is on the development of basic technical and aesthetic facility in 35mm photography. A 35mm camera is required. Fall, Spring.

AR 321 Photography I (1)
A studio experience for art majors in the fundamentals of 35mm photography beyond basic technical skills. Introduces the use of various films, papers, and darkroom techniques. Prerequisite: AR 111 and consent. Fall, Spring.

AR 322 Photography II (1)
Application of techniques presented in AR 321 with an investigative approach to photographic image making. Prerequisite: AR 321 and consent. Fall, Spring.

AR 323 Photography III (1)
An advanced application of the technical and conceptual themes covered in AR 322, specifically for the photography major. Prerequisite: AR 322 and consent. Fall, Spring

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