Pam Ackley was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City.
She earned a BA in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University.
In 2006, she began her artistic journey by taking classes with various artists at Silvermine School of Art. She studied still life for 8 years with Krill Doron and figure/portraiture for two years with Hege Elizabeth Haugan (Florence Academy).
Ackley did a mentorship under Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal (Florence Academy) for 8 years.
Pam is co founder and coordinator for the New Street Guild of Artists. She is a member of the renowned Silvermine Guild of Artists as well as the Connecticut Women Artists.