Born in Iowa, USA in 1949. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and joined a group of artists in Santa Fe in 1972. She immigrated to Israel in 1976 after she converted to Judaism and married art critic Itamar Levy.
Her work can be divided into two main periods. The first, from 1976 to 1980, consisted of large-scale collages with a sloppy appearance that combined rough-cloths and other poor materials. The complex created many textures and transparencies, which incorporated images that she painted in water or oil. The point of view in these works was usually from the bird's eye. The process of her work was similar to the work of the female artists of the American feminist model and decoration of the 1970s.
In the 1980s Pamela moved to figurative-realistic painting, based on photographs she usually took. She often painted adolescent women and girls in the pool and on the beach.
"She returned the body to painting against the background of a time when the body disappeared from the work," said painter Larry Abramson, after her death. "Her paintings focused on the body and people and dealt with a social and political environment.
Her works have been exhibited in important exhibitions in Israel and around the world.
In 1987, Levy won the Jacques Ohana Prize for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and in 1990 she was awarded the Ministry of Education and Culture Prize.
Pamela Levy died of heart failure at the age of 55.
Her works are found in many important museums and collections in Israel and around the world.