Podcast Episode 177: Pam Hoss

Welcome, Pam Hoss, aka Pamela L. Hoss, who often uses herself as a vehicle of expression. According to her, “Some of my portraits are intimate investigations, while others, using full body postures, are theatrical large-scale narratives. Both elucidate my life as a woman in the roles I have played as a daughter, mother, artist, teacher, and wife.”

Self-portraiture has allowed Pam Hoss to uncover what could not easily be perceived. Documenting the past with the present, she looks at herself through the lens of time, with a conscious awareness of age, gender, and loss.

Pam Hoss studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and graduated in 1984. Pam moved to New Bedford in 2005 to obtain affordable studio space. She and Scott Currier were married at the Seamen’s Bethel in 2008 and bought a historic home in 2011. Pam taught figure drawing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for thirty years, influencing close to 1900 students. She retired in 2018.

Since 1984 Pam Hoss has maintained studios in large warehouse spaces and 2021 moved her studio into the first floor of her New Bedford home where she continues to paint portraits and flowers from the gardens we grow.

The Artists Index’s cofounder, documentarian, and podcast host, Ron Fortier, talks with Pam Hoss, about her background, passions, and future. The Artists Index uses Zoom to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes, especially those who no longer live on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

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Pamela L. Hoss
923 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740



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