Pam KleemannCV

Pam Kleemann is a photographer and conceptual artist with a career spanning more than 30 years. Rather than create standard photographic prints on paper, Kleemann uses different techniques to free her images and give them a more three-dimensional feel. In the past her photographs have appeared on hospital beds, vinyl LP's and been constructed into product ranges. In more recent projects, she has served her artwork to the public as sumptuous cafés and banquet feasts, with the photographs on platters, cake-stands, cookware, tablecloths and napkins. Her focus is the human body and a growing sense of humanity being commodified: consumed and de-valued, the disadvantaged akin to leftovers. Her current projects delve into the wonderment of medical science and surgical intervention on the body.

Currently rehearsal photographer for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Sessional Lecturer, CATC Design School Melbourne Campus, and small business owner– Tokolonga ImagEnation Professional Photography/Tokolonga Dance & Music. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Skinned, The Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2011 A Private View – Skinned Ballarat International Foto Biennale Fringe Program, The Brewery, Buninyong, Vic, Australia.
2009 Cooked, 'Art is… Tasty' Festival, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, and Cowwar Art Space, Cowwar, Vic, Australia.
2007 Are YOU Being Served? ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
2005 Hairball Café & Bare Essentials Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic. Australia.
2004 Hairball Café fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Vic. Australia.
2002 Cooked & Hairball Café Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
2000 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? Centre for Creative Photography, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
1999 Cooked Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Melbourne, Vic. Australia.
1998 No Place Like Babylon Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1997 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? 17 Creations Gallery, New York, USA.
  No Place Like Babylon Helen Schutt Access Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Vic. Australia.
1996 Who Said Vinyl Is Dead? Blue Moon, Melbourne, Vic. Australia.
1988 Portrayal of Women in Advertising Masonic Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1984 Photographic Works Darklight Photographic Gallery, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
1981 Colourscape Exposure Photographic Gallery, Perth, WA, Australia.
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Art in Science/Science in Art Award Exhibition, St Vincent’s Hospital Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2012/13 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2011 Think Tank, Academy Gallery, School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia.
  Head On Portrait Exhibition & Prize (shortlisted), Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia.
  St Michael's Exhibition & Archangel Prize (shortlisted), St Michael's Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia.
2009-11 Window Frames, Sydney Road Brunswick Assoc, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Vic, Australia. (Winner 2009; Judges commendation 2010).
2006/07 Soft To The Touch, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Vic, Australia.
2006 Surface Residue Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
2003/05 Julie Millowick Acquisitive Photographic Award Exhibition, Castlemaine, Vic. Australia.
2000 Bayagul: speaking up – Contemporary Indigenous Communication Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia (permanent display).
1999 Seize Vic Health Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
  Skin – Bare Essentials Stills Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1998 Body Object Steps Gallery, Melbourne, Vic. Australia.
1994-2000 Summer Salon Exhibitions, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Vic. Australia (judges commendation 1996).
1993/4 The Car/The Road – Contemporary Attitudes The Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta; Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre & touring regional Victoria.
1990/91 Double Exposure Artemis Gallery, Perth & touring regional Western Australia.
1990 All That Flows Theatre Collaboration, The Performance Space, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1988/89 Blinded By The Light Theatre Collaboration, Western Australian Theatre Company, Perth, WA, Australia.
1988 Brush With The Lore Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
1987 Among The Souvenirs Festival of Perth Exhibition, Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA, Australia.
1986 Praxis in Practice Praxis Gallery, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
  Western Australian Photographers – 4 Art Gallery of WA, Perth, WA, Australia.
1984/85 Five From The West Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
1982 Foto-Fobia Darklight Photographic Gallery, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
 
TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS
2012 Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
2008 Certificate IV in Small Business Management, Box Hill Institute, Vic, Australia.
2005 Master of Arts Degree – Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
2004 Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training; TAE upgrade 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
1979 Certificate in Photography, Mt. Lawley Technical College, Perth, WA, Australia.
 
GRANTS & AWARDS
2012-13 Artist-In-Residence, Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Vic. Aust
  City of Melbourne – Docklands Grant for Nkumba Rumba multi-artform project, Melbourne, Australia.
2009 Winner Sculpture prize (shared), Window Frames Sydney Road Exhibition, Brunswick, Vic. Australia.
  Cultural Intersections Artist-in-Residence Grant, Multicultural Arts Vic, Ausdance & City of Yarra for Dance/Photography performance Congo Cuba Nkumba, Melbourne, Australia
2003 Research Completion Scholarship, RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
1998 Shortlisted for Deacon, Graham & James/Arts 21 Award, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
1997 Pat Corrigan Individual Artist Grant, NAVA, Australia
1990 Creative Development Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Australia.
1988 SNAP Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Australia.
1986 Creative Development Grant, WA Dept. for the Arts, Perth, Australia.

COLLECTIONS
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Australia
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
State Library of Western Australia
Guy Grey-Smith Memorial Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Private collections in Australia, France and USA.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
'Artists collaborate with researchers to create bold and vivid art piece' The Font St Vincent's Hospital Newsletter p8, April 2013
St Michael's Exhibition and Archangel Prize 2011 Catalogue
Marsh, Anne 2010, LOOK Contemporary Australian Photography since 1980, McMillan, Melbourne, Australia.
Kleemann, Pam 2010, Splitting Hairs, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
Hall, Bianca 2009, 'Winners thrive in the art of Brunswick' The Melbourne Times # 47, 25 November, p5.
What's On In Canberra, 2007, 'Are YOU Being Served?' Capital Magazine, Issue 31 Nov-Dec.
Kelly, Philippa, 2007, Art Notes ACT, Art Monthly #205 November, p49.
Streak, Diana 2007, 'Well-served by Kleemann' The Canberra Times (Panorama), November 3rd, p20.
Mitchell, Lisa 2003, 'Questions for… Pam Kleemann, Hair Enthusiast' Interview The Age, 13 August.
Glastonbury, Keri 2002, 'Liquid Light Hair', Review, RealTime #51, Oct/Nov.
McFarlane, Robert  2002, 'Face to Face With the Forces of Change', Review, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July.
Harden, Michael 1999, 'Feast Your Eyes', Review, The Melbourne Times, March issue.
Sowden, Tim 1998, 'Body Object' Catalogue Essay.
Freiberg, Freda 1997,  'No Place Like Babylon', Review, MetroArts, The Age, August.
Hennesey, Deborah 1997, 'No Place Like Babylon', Review, Like Art Magazine #4.
Riley, Vikki 1997, 'Picturing Vinyl and Babylon', Interview, RealTime #19, June/July.