Pamela Staker is a Chicago-based abstract painter, who creates primarily large-scale paintings; mixed media works on paper; and commissioned artworks. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Illinois 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. Staker is “in love with color, shape and gestural mark making.” She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nation- and worldwide. Her work is held in private and corporate collections, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL; and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.