Pamela Hadley is a time-based light artist based in Portland, OR. Using projected light and minimalist abstract animations while considering or constructing architectural forms, they creates entire 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. They believe that phenomenological experience can be and agent of social change.

Hadley’s animation, Coming out of the Fog, is currently on view with PUNCH Projects in their show, Vertical Hold. February 3-24, 2024. Thorpe, WA.

March, 07-30, 2024: The show, Sleepless Nights, featuring Hadley’s work along with several other Portland based artists, will be display at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA. Opening Reception March 07, 5-8 pm. This show was included in the Seattle Times list of their most anticipated exhibits of 2024. 

December 2023: Hadley’s new work, Wonder Valley, was included in a group show featuring new members at Carnation Contemporary, Portland, OR. 

September 2023: Hadley was an artist-in-residence at High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA. While there, they made the site-specific work, Channel.

March 2023: Hadley is a new member of the artist-run gallery Carnation Contemporary and the artist collective WAVE Contemporary, both in Portland, OR. 

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.