Pamela Hadley is a time-based light artist based in Portland, OR. Using projected minimalist abstract animations while considering or constructing architectural forms, they create immersive environments. They are interested in how embodied viewing changes the scale of time and place and makes us witnesses to the divorce of contemporary culture from these basic realities. Believing that phenomenological experience can be and agent of social change, they seek to make these experiences available to everyone.

On View:
Cuts Across: Artists Respond to Lived Intersections
is on view at Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR, through May 26th. Hadley co-curated this exhibition. A panel discussion of exhibiting artists as lead by Tammy Jo Wilson (artist, curator) will take place on May 25th at 5:00 pm PT.

Hadley is a recipient of the
Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Residency, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, OR. She will be in attendance late fall, 2024.

Hadley was awarded an
Arts3C Grant by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR. This grant will support her upcoming solo show, So Sensitive, this October at Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR.

March, 07-30, 2024: The show, Sleepless Nights, featuring Hadley’s work along with several other Portland based artists, was on display at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA.  This show was included in the Seattle Times list of their most anticipated exhibits of 2024. 

Hadley facilitated a conversation between artists Matthew Bennet Laurents and Jeremy LeGrand about their show, Nirvanamatopoeia, for Carnation Contemporary. Read the transcript here. 

Hadley was interviewed as the August/September 2020 Artist-in-Residence with
Prairie Ronde Artist Residency in Vicksburg, MI.

Listen to Hadley discuss her work in an interview with Zinta Aistars, Art Beat: Art in Light,” WMUK Radio, Kalamazoo, MI.