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Amy Pryor
updated: 02/08/2014
website: www.amypryor.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Sweet Nothings
World's Best
Mega Mega
Candid Sampler
And Much, Much More!
Detail, And Much, Much More!
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Astral View)
installation view: They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Aerial View)
Aerial View With Product Boxes
Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings
Detail, Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings
The Known Universe
post view 2005
detail, Post View
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, conceptual, consumer culture, landscape, language, mapping, abstract, text, information, social criticism
 
 
Sweet Nothings by Amy Pryor
Sweet Nothings
adjectives and acrylic on panel
2014
38" x  49" 
World's Best by Amy Pryor
World's Best
adjectives, acrylic on paper
2008
55" x  72" 
Mega Mega by Amy Pryor
Mega Mega
adjectives, starburst advertisements, magazine paper, acrylic on canvas
2012
36" x  48" 
Candid Sampler by Amy Pryor
Candid Sampler
bulleted ad text, offset, acrylic and latex on panel
2013
24" x  24" 
And Much, Much More! by Amy Pryor
And Much, Much More!
barcodes, historical data, bulleted ads, ink and paper on 31 aluminum panels
2011
80" x  248" 
Detail, And Much, Much More! by Amy Pryor
Detail, And Much, Much More!
barcodes, historical data, bulleted ads, ink and paper on 31 aluminum panels
2011
80" x  248" 
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Astral View) by Amy Pryor
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Astral View)
magazine paper, starburst advertisements, adjectives, museum board and acrylic on acrylic panel
2012
48" x  48" 
installation view: They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood by Amy Pryor
installation view: They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood
collage on panel
2012
0" x  0" 
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Aerial View) by Amy Pryor
They Change Positions Frequently And Their Cause Is Not Completely Understood (Aerial View)
Product boxes, ink, acrylic and watercolor on three birch panels (
2012
40" x  156" 
Aerial View With Product Boxes by Amy Pryor
Aerial View With Product Boxes
product boxes on birch panel
2010
36" x  50" 
Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings by Amy Pryor
Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings
wall collage, magazine pages, adjectives, starburst advertisements
2009
120" x  216" 
Detail, Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings by Amy Pryor
Detail, Dark Words, Red Dwarves, Yellow Giants, Blue Kings
magazines, adjectives, starburst advertisements
2009
120 " x  216 " 
The Known Universe by Amy Pryor
The Known Universe
starburst advertisements, ink and acrylic on junk mail
2008
47" x  58" 
post view 2005 by Amy Pryor
post view 2005
window envelopes
2005
Dimensions variable
detail, Post View by Amy Pryor
detail, Post View
windowed security envelopes
2005
0 " x  0 " 

Artist Statement


 

My artistic practice draws directly from the ordinary material objects that fill my surroundings. I regularly sift through, dissect, and organize the printed matter that arrives in my mailbox and turns up on my doorstep. Packaging, junk mail, ad circulars, and other detritus of our material culture provide the found objects that I incorporate into mixed media works: installations, collages and paintings.  The resulting visual-verbal work reflects on an increasingly complex and ad-saturated global culture.

 Some of my work is seemingly abstract in nature, but the imagery that I create draws from such sources as aerial photographs, satellite imaging, maps, and other visual data that is designed to convey information about the modern world. Other pieces make direct reference to the earth and sky, as images of constellations, geological cross-sections and the uncanny perspective of the aerial view. All of my work is nevertheless engaged by the question of how we perceive, record, and organize our world, both as landscape and as abstraction.  The work is an investigation into the nature of consumption and exchange- a meditation on various aspects of contemporary life. It is tinged with melancholy, anxiety, humor and a sense of absurdity. It also serves as a metaphor for my desire for a sense of place and meaning.

 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

Yale University, MFA Painting/Printmaking, 2001, New Haven, CT

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2000, Skowhegan, ME

Ohio University, BFA Sculpture and Art History, Biology minor, with Departmental Honors in Art

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 Upcoming, Solo Exhibition, Maria Casita Center for the Arts and Education, Bronx, NY 

2014 I Want Love, Rox Gallery, New York, NY

2013  Mixtape, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

Mapnificent: Artists Use Maps, curated by Yulia Tikhonova, AIGA Space, Phiadelphia, PA and Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx NY

Show # 17, Top Ten Runners Up, online exhibiti curated by Benjamin Sutton, Field Projects, NY,NY

2012  Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, curated by Carrie Springer, 92Y TriBeCa, NY, NY

Ask and I Will Tell, Amethyst Women’s Project, Brooklyn, NY

Bronx Masquerade, Bronx Library Center, Bronx, NY

Mapnificent: Artists Use Maps, curated by Yulia Tikhovona, Mulberry Street Library, NY, NY

2011   Declarative Materials: M.Ho, Amy Pryor, Margaret Roleke, Rita Valley, Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Collection 2010, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

Taking AIM, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

Secret Message, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

2009   X, Mixed Greens, New York,New York

Living and Dreaming, AIM 29, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx,NY

2005   The Space Between: Rachel Beach, Rob Carter, Amy Pryor, Anne Polashenski, William Wegman, Mixed Greens, NY,NY

2002   Snapshot, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,CT and the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, 2000

2001   MFA Thesis Show, Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Economy of Means, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Amy Pryor, Thad Simmerly, Artspace/untitled(space), New Haven, CT

2000   Laundromat Show: Karl Haendel, Rodney McMillian, Amy Pryor, Skowhegan, ME

1999  Conversation Exhibition: Guy Goodwin and Amy Pryor, Art Resources Transfer, NY, NY

DISTINCTIONS

2013  BRIO Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts

2010   Artist-in-Residence, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

2008-2009  AIM Participant, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2001  Helen Winternitz Award, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT