About the


Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art, land art or art intervention; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.


Pamela is a mixed media sculpture and installation artist. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the United States at age 9. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she attended San Joaquin Delta College, where she studied music, dance, and studio art. After some trauma from growing up as undocumented immigrant, she found healing in the arts and hoped to share that with others in the community. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Studio Art. During her time at SFSU, Pamela usted artivism to advocate for the undocumented community on campus. She currently works as a Dream Center Coordinator at Skyline College and as a practicing artist whose work focuses on nature, borders, and challenging existing narratives regarding the undocumented and queer experience.

Drawing, the art or technique of producing images on a surface, usually paper, by means of marks, usually of ink, graphite, chalk, charcoal, or crayon.

My Journey

Ever since I was young, I have been drawn to art (no pun intended!). As a child, I used to spend hours making with anything I had around, including toilet paper tubes and scrap paper. As the years passed, that passion and inquisitiveness only grew. Before I found out I was undocumented, my goal was to be an expressive arts therapist and do healing work through art, music and dance. Because of the lack of financial aid for undocumented students at the time, my path changed. While some of my art practice does include community healing work, I also like to emphasize and complicate narratives regarding immigration, queerness, and femininity.

Mixed media sculpture is fundamentally most sculpture, as it is defined as any sculpture that is comprised of more than one material, plinths, and stands aside. By using more than one material when making a piece of sculpture you are giving yourself more options for structural integrity, color, texture, mass, scale, etc. Mixed media art is more specific in its delivery, a mixed media piece is produced using several materials to express something through its visual language, more commonly acknowledged within paintings, a mixed media piece of art possesses a sense of unified chaos or regimental order depending on the artist’s creative angle.

My process

The way in which we communicate and interact with our world is mostly non-verbal. Our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice speak volumes more than the words we use. I try to explore this idea in my work by manipulating the forms and gestures of my pieces in order to communicate with the viewer. I also like to explore the way in which we as humans interact with each other and with the world around us through mixed-media.