Pam Hassler is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She received her degrees in art from Memphis College of Art, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
She has taught in the art departments of Christian Brothers University (Memphis), Memphis College of Art, University of Memphis, University of Tennesee (Knoxville), and the Instituto Allende (Mexico).
My abstract paintings are inner landscapes of my mind and spirit. They represent images that I have carried in my mind most of my life and now realize their meaning. Through color, brushwork and gestural lines I hope to convey a sense of universal struggle from the reality and harshness of life to a place of harmony. I use loose, active brushwork to express energy and dynamism. For me painting is a natural high. I paint to music and become so immersed in the action that the brush itself becomes the dancer.
Memphis College of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1971
Master of Fine Arts