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Amy Sacksteder
updated: 08/11/2012
website: amysacksteder.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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you do not me
Landblindness
Net 1
Net 2
Last Map drawing installation (26)
Last Map: Token
Last Map: Home
Last Map: Esja
Last Map: Dive
Last Map: Beacon
Last Map: Vermillion Border
Out of the Blue and into the Black 2
Out of the Blue and into the Black 6
Out of the Blue and into the Black 5 and 9
Out of the Blue and into the Black 1
 
Portfolio Keywords:  mapping, diagrammatic, landscape, process, nature, collage, historical, narrative, organic, memory
 
 
you do not me by Amy Sacksteder
you do not me
ink, gouache and correction tape on collaged paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Landblindness by Amy Sacksteder
Landblindness
ink, gouache, salt, gold leaf and correction tape on paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Net 1 by Amy Sacksteder
Net 1
ink, gouache, blue tape and collage on paper
2011
18 " x  24 " 
Net 2 by Amy Sacksteder
Net 2
ink, gouache, collage and grass stain on paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Last Map drawing installation (26) by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map drawing installation (26)
all drawings gouache, ink and mixed media on paper
2009 - 2010
Dimensions variable
Last Map: Token by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Token
gouache, ink, and volcanic ash on paper
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Last Map: Home by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Home
gouache and ink on paper
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Last Map: Esja by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Esja
gouache and ink on paper with vellum and graphite collag
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Last Map: Dive by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Dive
gouache and ink on paper
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Last Map: Beacon by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Beacon
gouache and ink on paper
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Last Map: Vermillion Border by Amy Sacksteder
Last Map: Vermillion Border
gouache and ink on paper
2010
11.5" x  8.25" 
Out of the Blue and into the Black 2 by Amy Sacksteder
Out of the Blue and into the Black 2
liquid gold leaf and ink on digital photographic print
2010
15 " x  20 " 
Out of the Blue and into the Black 6 by Amy Sacksteder
Out of the Blue and into the Black 6
ink on digital photographic print
2010
15" x  20" 
Out of the Blue and into the Black 5 and 9 by Amy Sacksteder
Out of the Blue and into the Black 5 and 9
ink on digital photographic prints; diptych
2010
20" x  36" 
Out of the Blue and into the Black 1 by Amy Sacksteder
Out of the Blue and into the Black 1
ink on digital photographic print
2010
15" x  20" 

Artist Statement

To quote Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, “we try as best we can to do justice to the tremendousness of our improbable existence.” I thus distill momentous experiences (the loss of Amelia Earhart, the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, volcanic eruptions in Iceland, the work and death of Robert Smithson) into and through my artwork—paintings, drawings, and photographs, often with accompanying objects or incorporated into installations.

I am attempting to reconcile vitality and mortality (and their accompanying celebrations and mournings). I am interested in records and relics: of past events, of lived histories, of significant sites. Drawing from maps, artifacts, biographies, the landscape and natural imagery, I chart my connection to those who have gone before and to resonant places in my life. Using this visual language, I become personally connected with the histories of observational and landscape painting and field illustration, re-inventing the mapping and charting process to best relay my empathies and experiences.

Artist Bio / CV

selected exhibitions (solo*)

Lost and Found: Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures, Detroit MONA and Starkweather Gallery, Detroit and Romeo Michigan, forthcoming 2012

Other Possible Titles, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Non-Native, four-person exhibition, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, Michigan, 2011

The Supreme Council of Higher Beings presents..., SÍM House, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2010

We are running…, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, 2010 *

with/drawn, the drawing room, Budapest, Hungary, 2010

Sub Terrain, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010

Interrupted Landscapes, Champion Artwork, Austin, Texas, 2010

 

Our Improbable Existence, Pterodactyl, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 *

 

Fekete Leves (Where the Sky Used to Be), two-person exhibition, Chinese Characters Contemporary Art Space, Budapest, Hungary, 2010


selected publications and reviews

 

Í máli og myndum, (Icelandic for “In words and images”), artwork published in English version of Norwegian publication, 2011

Best art of 2010 found in unlikely places, by Lauren Viera for the Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2010

Amy Sacksteder at Northeastern Illinois University, by Lauren Viera for The Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2010

New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #77, 2008

selected curation

Island: 22 Artists on Iceland, international exhibition of artists' responses to Iceland, hosted jointly by 'CAVE, Detroit and University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2011

selected artist residencies

Takt / Tapir Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany, forthcoming May and June 2012

SÍM residency, Reykjavík, Iceland, November, 2010

 

Philadelphia Art Hotel residency, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2010

 

SÍM residency, Reykjavík, Iceland, June, 2010

 

The Drawing Room, visiting artist, Budapest, Hungary, March, 2010

 

education

 

MFA, Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 2004

Chautauqua School of Fine and Performing Arts, Chautauqua, New York, 2002

BA, English, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio; Art Minor, French Minor, 2001