January 9 — February 13, 2010

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Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

In Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum's mixed media drawings and collages, the artist's alter-ego heroine, Asme traverses an imagined landscape, exploring and searching through ideas of cultural identity and her own diasporic upbringing. Within this world (in each drawing) Asme is re-created time and time again, communicating to her other-selves a cultural and personal understanding through ritual, play and mythology.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum was born in Mochudi, Botswana and grew up living throughout Africa and southeast Asia. In 2004, she earned a BA with Highest Honors in International Studies with a concentration in Trans-national Cultures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2007 earned an MFA from the Mt Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and in 2008 was included in the exhibition Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970 at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX. Pamela Sunstrum lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

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