Pamela Love is an artist and jewelry designer living and working in New York. She studied film and painting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In film school she concentrated heavily on set and production design as well as art direction. After graduating she did a great deal of art direction and styling for fashion shoots, music videos and films, as well as some styling and display work for Urban Outfitters. She began making jewelry for herself, and because she could never find jewelry she wanted to use for shoots. Today you can find her jewelry at stores like Colette (Paris), Maria Luisa (Hong Kong), Opening Ceremony (New York), Eva (New York), Jonathan+Olivia (Canada) and many others. She draws her inspiration from nature, science, astronomy, astrology, religion, magic, folk jewelry and from around the world, as well as from artists like Joseph Cornell, Lee Bontecou, Hieronymus Bosch and Alejandro Jodorowsky. She is currently working on the second season of her line as well as a new series of paintings. In addition, she is currently working creatively with publications such as Purple Fashion, Dazed And Confused, Another Magazine, Sleek, Dossier Journal, V Man, Jalouse and Vision. She also likes to play drums, ride her bike and travel wherever she can in search of great weird junk, antiques and vintage clothing.
UO: What are you working on right now?PL: Right now I am working on the second season of my jewelry line, as well as art directing and styling various photo shoots for magazines. I am also working with the clothing line Marchesa to design a few metal pieces for their upcoming runway show. I’m also painting when I can and assisting Francesco Clemente on his paintings. It’s a lot of work and sometimes it feels like I am doing too many things at the same time. But everything is so rewarding to me and feels so essential—it would be impossible to let go of any of these elements in my life.