Pam Glew is a British artist best known for her distinctive paintings on fabric. The artist uses dye and stitch to paint, deconstruct and distress vintage materials in her own breed of painting. Glew started making artwork on flags and textiles around 2007 as a response to war, notably ‘Afghan Girl’ later appeared on the front cover of Le Monde Newspaper.
Flags, quilts and textiles are used to explore and question how identity is constructed by the places we inhabit. The artist often incorporates mixed media; bleach, paint, inks and pigment onto found fabric incorporating flags, vintage denim and heirloom quilts. The artist’s manipulation of textiles and the images of women are a nod to the scarcity of women artists documented in the history of art.
The artist has shown internationally in solo shows from London to Sydney and in over 150 group exhibitions, alongside such artists as Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and Peter Blake. She has exhibited at Dallas Contemporary and Honolulu Museum of Art and has been shown at major art fairs in London, New York and Miami. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications including Le Monde (France), The Times (UK) and The Guardian (UK).
Pam has produced commissions for Armani, Ralph Lauren, MTV and Microsoft and has collaborated with iconic photographer Terry O’Neill. Her work is housed at Saatchi & Saatchi London, Red Bull and Mitsubishi Bank and can be found in private collections worldwide. (Pam Glew)