Pankau received her BFA from MCAD, MFA from U of WI, Milwaukee, and studied at the Bauhaus Universtät. She has attended several artist residencies: Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, VCCA. Pankau was awarded a Chicago CAAP Grant and MSAB Artist Initiative Grant. Her work is represented by McCormick Gallery, Chicago.
“My painting practice explores the intersection of non-objective abstraction and contemplative studies. I use geometric forms/structures to convey energetic fields of the body, subtle layers of consciousness, and non-linear knowledge. My intention is to visualize a meditative state while producing work that embodies a latent/durational sense of time.”