Amy Erickson is an observational painter who lives and works in Seattle, WA. She earned a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and has pursued further training in painting and figure drawing at Gage Academy of Art (Trowbridge Atelier, 2020 ; Flack Atelier, 2019). Amy has exhibited in many cities in the US, including Seattle and New York. Amy has taught workshops for Warrior Art Camp, Gage Academy of Art, and the Seattle Artist League.
I draw inspiration for my compositions through a process of searching junk shops, the personal belongings of loved ones, and my own domestic surroundings. The sentimental or symbolic attachment I have toward these objects is merely a jumping-off point for deeper perceptual digestion. The interplay between looking, recording, and composing through mark and shape is the core of my process. The experience of making is both exploring and surrendering what is "precious" - a journey toward discovering something more sublime.
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