To create a memorial portrait of noted physicist Shoucheng Zhang (1963-2018), Pamela Davis Kivelson uses AI style transfer that combines his photos with photographs of midsummer Stockholm copper rooftops..

Pamela Davis Kivelson

Artist in Residence to Brahe Foundation

Pamela Davis Kivelson is a multi-media artist, painter, and performer, currently focused on using AI art to communicate and address how technological change is shaping our world. At Stanford, she collaborates with many departments, teaching creative process in the School of Design and elsewhere.


Davis Kivelson is an accomplished portrait artist, with a background in understanding, recognizing, and visualizing facial displays of emotions, and empathy. Her work attempts to capture the human element and emotional subtext of unfolding.


Artificial intelligence allows Davis Kivelson to create a novel visual language that challenges stereotypes, especially those about inclusion, identity and trust. One current project, with  Volvo Group, supported by Vinnova is working on creating interactive bollard sculptures that portray real site specific people. Future smart-city technology is best when supported by art.


Her public art, consisting of sculpture, paintings, and photos, hangs in eight different buildings on the Stanford campus, 40 different works in all. She was artist-in-residence to the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University for five years.


As Artist in Residence to the Brahe Foundation, Pamela Davis Kivelson will expand our connections to both art and science. A Stockholm show and performance are in preparation.


Some of her past projects:

  •  An exhibit and performance Davis Kivelson did with filmmaker Robin Swicord at Pace for Art and Technology was, “PitchingX.” That piece fused art, film, theatre, and technology to explore the emotions involved in the Silicon Valley pitch.
  •  The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics inspired Davis Kivelson's multimedia art/performance “Drawing with Gravitational Waves.” That performance interwove improvisational, live, classical violin music with drawing and discussions. See this short video and article in the Stanford News.
  •  Another sculpture was part of a performance work at Bing Concert hall at Stanford University. See: “Drawing with Tetrahedra.” The sculpture  itself will soon be on display at Quantum Institute at UBC in Vancouver, Canada.
  • More recently Davis Kivelson and her collaborators created a video installation called : :Breadcrumbs for the Nordic Innovation House in PA California  about the trail of information we leave in cyberspace. See:

 You can also find more of her work at the following websites:,, and




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