Pamela Lawton is a 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar Grantee! 

Pamela Lawton is a recipient of the U.S. Fulbright Scholar award for 2019-20.  Based at the Siena Art Institute in Italy, her grant sought to strengthen connections between her art-making and teaching practices, making her art more tactile in tandem with her multi-sensory teaching approaches. Lawton was invited to teach at the Uffizi Gallery, the Palazzo Pitti,  and the Benaki Museum in Athens, among other venues, where she engaged with communities of people with low or no vision and/or hearing loss and the artists, archaeologists and educators who serve them. In the process, in fulfilling the Fulbright promise of international cultural exchange, she transformed her own work. She is grateful to the Italian Fulbright Commission and the Siena Art Institute.

San Niccolo, II, Incised paper pulp painting, 13" x 35", 2019

San Niccolo, II, Incised paper pulp painting, 13″ x 35″, 2019

San Niccolo I, pulp-incised handmade paper, 30" x 22", 2019

San Niccolo I, pulp-incised handmade paper, 30″ x 22″, 2019

Press: from Imagines, the Uffizi Galleries magazine:


Tactile rubbing, Duomo, Siena, Italy

Tactile rubbing, Duomo, Siena, Italy

Drawing Through Touch, Uffizi Gallery

Drawing Through Touch, Uffizi Gallery



The documentary below shows The Drawing Group in action,

circa the late Nineties. We are back in virtual action now !


Drawing Group, by Roger Braimon


Radar Poetry: Of Loungewear- Poem by Jenny Grassl, painting by Pamela Lawton



Poets on the Road

Cover design and artwork for Maureen Owen and Barbara Henning for their poetry road trip 2019,…/denver-march-8-19-2019/!

ink, watercolor and gouache on paper, 6" x 9", 2019

ink, watercolor and gouache on paper, 6″ x 9″, 2019

Spring/Break Art Show 2018

Study for World Trade Center Series, pencil and pen on paper, 9" x 12", 1997

Study for World Trade Center Series, pencil and pen on paper, 9″ x 12″, 1997

Upcoming Exhibition

This work and others by Pamela Lawton will be exhibited at Chashama’s space at

March 6 – 12, 2018, 4 Times Square, NYC (Chashama)

Entrance at 140 West 43rd Street

Preview Day: March 6th

Collectors Preview 11am – 5pm

Press Preview 3pm – 5pm

Opening Night 5pm – 9pm

Regular Show Days: March 7 – 12  Daily Hours: 11am – 6pm


LABspace presents The Nature Lab


LABspace presents The Nature Lab An homage to the RISD Nature Lab & founder Edna Lawrence Curated by Eric Wolf 2/17 – 3/18/2018; opening 2/17 2 – 5 pm LABspace • 2642 Route 23 • Hillsdale, NY



In The Nature Lab exhibition :

Pamela Lawton, "Moon Jellies, V", oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2017

Pamela Lawton, “Moon Jellies, V”, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″, 2017




Brooklyn Army Terminal Open Studios

Saturday | October 14 | 12 – 5 PM

Sunday | October 15 | 12 – 5 PM

The Brooklyn Army Terminal

140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Building B (4th Floor-Unit I)
Subway: N,R lines to 59th St. in Brooklyn
Bus: B9, B11, B37
Public Parking available at Pier 4
Ferry Service: NYC Ferry Rockaway Route to Sunset Park/BAT

Kongens_Nytorf_1_BrightSweet-Voiced (mutilated) Papyrus, a book by Anne Waldman and I, now available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Mezzanine Special Collections:



New small works work in the Pierogi Gallery Flat Files





"Outside of Oceania" in #Chashama exhibit at 733 3rd Avenue, NYC

“Outside of Oceania” in #Chashama exhibit at 733 3rd Avenue, NYC

Group Exhibit at 733 3rd Avenue, January 6 – March 31st, 2017, curated by Chashama. 

"Outside of Oceania", oil on canvas, 34" x 44", 2011

Pamela Lawton, “Outside of Oceania”, oil on canvas, 34″ x 44″, 2011

The show will be up until March 31st and is available for viewing Monday through Friday,  between 8:00 AM-7:00 PM.


I am exhibiting my work “Airport People Mover, 5”, below,  at the Sideshow Gallery, exhibition extended until February 28th.


"Airport People Mover, 5", mixed media on paper, 14' x 18", 2016

“Airport People Mover, 5″, mixed media on paper, 14′ x 18”, 2016



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Pamela Lawton’s artwork featured on the cover of the Brooklyn Rail, April 2016



Group show in Times Square – reception October 22, 2014

Gallery Talk—Poetry and Ancient Sculpture – April 2014

Museum Object of the Day Blog Entries

Lux in Tenebris

Mod Metropolis – January 2013

The Meeting of Modern Minds – October 2012

Studio Views

Sunset Park


September 2012–reflections-into-fine-art-NYC_109144.old.html

The Longing for the Aura of the Remembered Place


From Show and Look to Show and Teach”, The New York Times, March 2012

“Pamela Lawton’s Liquid City”, Wilsonart International, March 2010

“Moving on With Colour”, The Sunday Times Online, July 2007

“Teaching and Making Art Everywhere In Sri Lanka”, Daily News, August 2006

“In Memory of Architecture”, NY Arts Magazine, January 2004

Press Releases

Curved Reality (PDF)

The Puffin Evite(PDF)

Liquid City(PDF

World Trade Center Artist Paints Pre-Post 911 Views(PDF)

Pamela LawtonWindows Collections III(PDF)

Downtown Artist will Exhibit New Work in Hospital Lobby(PDF)

Glass (of) Water (PDF)

WTC Artist in Residence Will Exhibit Post 9/11 Works: “Falls into Height”(PDF)