Amy Sands has exhibited her work in solo and group shows both nationally and
internationally, including: Prints Tokyo 2012, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum;
8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal, 2016; the 2003 Madrid International Print Fair, Madrid, Spain (Estampa) and the 2016 Delta National Small Prints exhibition at the Bradbury Museum in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She has received a first place award for her work at the 57th Midwestern Invitational at the Rourke Art Museum in 2016, and a juror’s award at the 2013 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH. Sands’ work belongs in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, Montefiore Hospital, Pratt Institute, Manhattan Graphics Center, Metropolitan State University, Buena Vista University, Central Lakes College as well as many private parties. Sands is Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Metropolitan State University and is represented by Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York City.
These works of art embody sourced imagery and textures from traditional craft, translated into contemporary abstractions. Utilizing found patterns from family heritage and day to day surroundings, I work intuitively - selecting a combination of processes to carry across a specific effect. Recently, I have been working with translucent kozo paper and building depth in the print through layering. The pieces hang loosely, creating an open space for the print to exist. Light, shadow and air become components of the overall composition and interact with the intricate patterns and color. The work is both complex and serene, creating an arena for reflection.
-Amy Sands 2015
Photo Credit: Gretchen Mathiason/@bygretchen