Pamela Staker is a Chicago based abstract painter with a concentration in large-scale paintings, mixed media works on paper, and commissioned artworks. She also moonlights as a curator and art advisor helping corporate and private clients build meaningful fine art collections. Located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, Staker shares her studio space with her German Shepherd Dog and 2 cats - all rescue animals. Staker received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and has received several grants and awards including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a CAAP Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs. She was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article from July 27, 2014 by Rick Kogan “Painting put artist’s life back on track” and in an artist interview with Saatchi Online. Staker is represented by Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa and has works in numerous private and corporate collections.