Pamela Ybañez is an Oakland-based artist who works in mixed media, textile, and curation. Her artwork incorporates personal and social investigations as a way to discuss societal inequalities, social hierarchies and strengthening her connection to her homeland. She has exhibited her work nationwide including at Hallwalls, Site:Brooklyn, East Hawaii Cultural Center, ProArts, and Kearny Street Workshop. Ybañez was born in the Philippines and has lived on both the East and West Coasts, as well as in Hawaii. In 2003, she entered the MFA program at the University of Buffalo after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Upon finishing her degree, she served as an adjunct instructor at Villa Maria College and State University of New York at Brockport. She has been a recipient of the SOS Grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts. She currently serves as a board member to Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland and is a founding member of Epekto Art Projects artist collective located in the Bay Area.