Pamela Belknap lives and works in San Francisco. She graduated with MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She reads underlying meanings from everyday objects and their relationship to the world. Her artworks relate to human beliefs, rituals, and traditions. Often times our beliefs become more important than critical thought. The central concept is to ask the viewer to reexamine a belief.


  • Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Post-Baccalaureate, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelor of Science: Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA


  • 2016 F*ck U! In the most loving way, NCWCA, Arc Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2013 Peaceable Kingdom, Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
  • 2013 Peaceable Kingdom Jurors award; Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco
  • 2012 Red: A One Night Stand, Studio 110 Gallery, Sausalito
  • 2012 A3, Studio 110 Gallery, Sausalito
  • 2011 Habitat: Explorations of Home and Shelter in Contemporary, Bank of Commerce, Lafayette
  • 2010 What Matters Now, Groove 11, San Rafael
  • 2010 Tip of the Blade, Loft Gallery, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2010 Vernissage: San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
  • 2009 Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2009 Reform, Swell Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2009 in[ ]between, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2008 Quiet Spaces, SFMoMa Artists Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2008 Marriage, Equality, Change, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
  • 2008 Post Baccalaureate Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2008 The Geography of Conflict; curated by JD Beltran & Terri Cohn, Swell Gallery, San Francisco