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artist , educator , writer

Pamela Ziemba Kladzyk, American artist, educator, writer. Grantee Kosciuszko Foundation, 1989, Jagiellonian University, 1989, Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars & American Council Learned Societies, 1990, Parsons School Design, 1995, studio grant Brisons Veor Trust, Cornwall, England, 2003, lighting design grant to print and mount photos of European vernacular lighting, Nuckolls Fund, 2004.


Kladzyk, Pamela Ziemba was born on March 5, 1949 in Bad Axe, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Franklin James and Marie Josephine (Ziemba) Kladzyk.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1971. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Catholic University Lublin, Poland, 1987.


Artist in residence Wards Island Psychiatric Hospital, New York City, 1979, New York Foundation Arts., New York City, 1986-1987. Painting & drawing instructor Adult Hispanic Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 1986-1987. Painting & drawing instructor, exhibition coordinator Washington Heights Community Center, 1988-1989.

Adjunct associate professor fine arts department Dowling College, Oakdale, New York. Adjunct assistant professor department foreign langs & fine arts St. Francis College, Brooklyn, 1991. Faculty architect, interior design, lighting, art and design studies Parsons School Design (now Parsons New School Design department architecture), New York City, since 1991.

Adjunct faculty Bard Graduate Center Studies Decorative Arts, since 1994. Proprietor Penny Pond Studio, Bad Axe, Michigan, since 2003. Visiting professor department art & art history Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Pyramid Gallery, 1972, Federal Hall National Monument, 1977, Bologna Arte Fiera, Italy, 1978, Robert McNamara Federal Building, 1978, Wards Island Psychiatric Hospital, 1979, Emerging American Artists Gallery, New York City, 1980, Abyssinian Baptist Church, 1984, Limbo Lounge, New York City, 1984, Air Gallery, New York City, 1984, Boricua College, 1985, Parsons New School Design, 1995, Hudson Guild, 1994, 97, Union Theological Seminary, 1998, 116 Prince St., New York City, 2002, Exit Art, New York City, 2002. One-woman shows at Sill Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, 1975, St. Mary's College, 1975, Slusser Gallery, University Michigan, 1978, Emerging American Artists Gallery, 1980, The Art Club, Brooklyn, 1983, Gimbel Library. Slide Collection, Parsons New School Design, 1997, James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1998, North Country Museum Arts, Minnesota, 2004, Resnick Gallery, L.I.U. Brooklyn Campus, 2004.

      Exhibition and lecture Donghia Gallery, Parsons New School Design, 2005. Contributor (book chapter) Women Designers in the United States of America 1900-2000, Diversity and Difference, 2000.


Anti-war activist, pacifist Students Democratic Society, 1967-1968. Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, National Museum American Indian (charter), Kosciuszko Foundation, Polish Institute Arts & Sciences American.


  • Other Interests

    Environmentalism, native plant species preservation.


Franklin James Kladzyk

Marie Josephine (Ziemba) Kladzyk