© 2015 by Amy Sands - Artwork and Site Design

Photo credits: Rik Sferra and Petronella Ytsma

Education

1995           M.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Major: Printmaking Minor: Drawing and Painting
1993           B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.  Majors: Art, Communications


Solo, Two & Three Persons Exhibitions

2018           The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, Portal, Moorhead, MN. (solo)
2017           The Phipps Center for the Arts, Kaleidoscope, Hudson, WI. (solo)

                    Inver Hills Art Gallery, The Gathering Series, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Hills, MN. (solo)
2013/14     Gallery One at TractorWorks, Crossing Boundaries, Minneapolis, MN. (solo)
2011           BVU Art Gallery, Transfigurations and Meditations, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA. (solo)
2009           Central Lakes College Gallery, New Work, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN. (solo)
2007           Concordia Gallery, Hellenic Visions, Concordia University, St.Paul, MN.
2005           Christos Restaurant, Visions of Greece, Minneapolis, MN. (solo)
2004           Faribault Art Center, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Faribault, MN.
2003           By Many Hands, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Crystal, MN.
1999           Jackson Artworks, Threads, Omaha, NE.
1996           Evelyn Matthies Studio and Gallery, Land As Body, Brainerd, MN. (solo)
1995           Pratt Institute, Voices - M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY. (solo)
                    New Gallery, untitled, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.


Group Exhibitions

2018

Douro regional museums, 9th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal. 

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Stand Out Prints, Minneapolis, MN.

Art Center Faro Cabo Mayor, Impact 10: Miniprint Biennial - The Sea and Lighthouses, Santander, Spain.

Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Womens' Work (2018 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium exhibition), Concordia College,

     Moorhead, MN.

The Galleries at Georgetown College, Me, You, and a Few of our Friends, Georgetown, KY.

Federation Gallery, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE), Vancouver, CA. 

The Gordon Parks Gallery of Metropolitan State University, Faculty Exhibition, Saint Paul, MN.

MCAD Gallery, The Auction at MCAD, Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis 2018 Parade of Homes "Dream Home" exhibition (architectural tour with Fuse), Linden Hills, Minneapolis, MN. 

Minnesota State Fair, 2018 Fine Arts exhibition, Saint Paul, MN. (C. Crist Delmonico Memorial Award)

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Hot off the Press, Minneapolis, MN.

2017

Hall of Awa Japanese Paper Museum, Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Tokushima Prefecture,

     Japan. (Juror’s Choice award)

Paramount Center for the Arts, Through My Eyes, St Cloud, MN. (juried, 3rd place award)

Manhattan Graphics Center, Members Only: Exhibition and Auction, NY, NY.

The Print Center, The 91st Annual International Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA. 

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Norwalk, CT. (juror's purchase     

     award and three honorable mentions)

Bendheim Gallery, 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Greenwich, CT.

Cultural Center in Cologne-Mülheim, Enter into Art, Cologne, Germany. 

Günter Leifheit Cultural Center, Enter into Art, Nassau, Germany. 

House Eberhard, Enter into Art, Diez, Germany. 

Utah State University, Rest in Prince, Logan, UT. 

Art Gym Gallery, imPressed - Destructive Beauty, Denver, CO. 

The Rourke Museum,  58th Midwestern Invitational: Revolution, Moorhead, MN.

Minot State University, Flat Tail Press: Forestate portfolio exhibition, Minot, ND.

Barnes and Thornburg LLP, MCAD at B & T, Minneapolis, MN.

2016 
Muriel Guépin Gallery, Round it Up!, Lower East Side, NY, NY.

Arkansas Art Center, 48th Collectors Show and Sale, Little Rock, AR. 

Manhattan Graphics Center, 2nd New York International Mini Print Exhibition, NY, NY.

The Rourke Museum, 57th Midwestern Invitational: Home, Moorhead, MN. (1st place prize/95 artists)

Douro regional museums, 8th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal. 
Virtual gallery, 1st Virtual Biennial, Douro, Portugal. 

Enter into Art, Bonn-Königswinter, Germany.

Bradbury Art Museum, 2016 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AK.

Mayo Clinic Square, MN Made Here: Reflection, ​Minneapolis, MN.

Gamut Gallery, The Second Sex, Minneapolis, MN.

Morgan Conservatory, Confluence: Twelve Collaborations, (collaboration with papermaker Bridget O'Malley), Cleveland, OH.

MCAD Gallery, 2016 MCAD Faculty Biennial, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.

Barnes and Thornburg LLP, MCAD at B & T, Minneapolis, MN.

The Southern, 99 Problems But a Print Ain't One, Charleston, SC.


2015
Douro Regional Museums, 2nd Global Print 2015, Douro, Portugal. 

Mayo Clinic Square, MN Made Here: Reflection, ​Minneapolis, MN.
Winona Art Center, POI26, Winona, MN.
McNally Smith College of Music, 2015 Art-Inspired Music Project, St Paul, MN.
Northrup King Building, Make it Move: Body and Machine, Minneapolis, MN.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Hot off the Press, Minneapolis, MN.

2014
The Gordon Parks Gallery, Mixed Media: The Faculty Show, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, POI26, Minneapolis, MN. 
Barnes and Thornburg LLP, MCAD at B & T, Minneapolis, MN.


2013
McDonough Museum of Art, 2013 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. (juror's award)
MCAD Gallery, Just Curious: MCAD Faculty Exhibit, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN. 
Barnes and Thornburg LLP, MCAD at B & T, Minneapolis, MN.

Northern Prints Gallery, Un-Miniature Show, Duluth, MN.

2012
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Prints Tokyo 2012: International Print Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.
Barnes and Thornburg LLP, MCAD at B & T, Minneapolis, MN.
Northern Prints Gallery, Northern Memories, Duluth, MN.

2011
Northfield Arts Guild, New Impressions – Print Invitational, Northfield, MN.
MCAD Gallery, Present Tense: MCAD Faculty Exhibit, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN. 
Gordon Parks Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN. 
Northern Printmakers Gallery, All Things New, Duluth, MN. 
Northern Printmakers Gallery, Gardens of Eden, Duluth, MN. 
The Crossing Arts Alliance, BHS Alumni Art Exhibition, Brainerd, MN. 
Homewood Studios, The Northside Today: Memory, Place, Home, Community, Minneapolis, MN.

2010
MCAD Corridor Gallery, Water Rights, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.
College of Visual Arts Gallery, Holiday Art Sale, College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN.
Northern Prints Gallery, Northern Summer, Duluth, MN.
Northern Prints Gallery, IMPRINTS 2010 Earthday Exhibit, Duluth, MN.
St Benedictʼs College Art Gallery, Northern Prints Gallery Exhibit, St Benedictʼs College, St Cloud, MN.

2009
MCAD Gallery, Process/Practice/Action: MCAD Faculty Responds, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mpls, MN.
Bloomington Art Center, Fresh Air, NPA Exhibit, Bloomington, MN.
The Crossing Gallery, BHS Alumni Artes Exhibition, Brainerd, MN.
NPA gallery, Paradise Lost and Regained, Northern Printmakers Alliance, Duluth, MN.
NPA gallery, Ten, Northern Printmakers Alliance, Duluth, MN.
CVA Gallery, Practice-Profess, Annual Faculty Exhibition, College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN.

2008
Flaten Museum, Prints in Time, St, Olaf College, Northfield, MN. (curated 5-person)
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Hot Off the Press, Minneapolis, MN.

2007
Tweed Museum, Minnesota National Print Biennial, Duluth, MN.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Gallery, Macalester Faculty Exhibition, St. Paul, MN.
The Crossing Arts Alliance, BHS Alumni Art Exhibition, Brainerd, MN.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Prints on Ice, Minneapolis, MN.
Northern Prints Gallery, The Best of the NPA Show, Duluth, MN
Arts off Raymond, Open Studios, St Paul, MN.

2006
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minnesota National Print Biennial, Minneapolis, MN.
Cyrus M Running Gallery, Soul Searching, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MCAD Faculty Exhibition, Minnetonka, MN.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Everything Under the Sun, Minneapolis, MN.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Hot off the Press, Minneapolis, MN.
The Lincoln Gallery, Group Show, St Paul, MN.
Arts off Raymond, Open Studio Event, St Paul, MN.
Anderson Center, Group Exhibition, Red Wing MN.

2005
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Art Here - 1st Friday exhibition, St Paul, MN.
Perpich Center for the Arts, Open Show and Sale, Minneapolis, MN.
Como Zoo, New Beginnings, St Paul, MN.

2004
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Those Who Can, Minneapolis, MN.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Midsummer Prints, Minneapolis, MN.
Minnesota State Fair, Juried Exhibition, St. Paul, MN.
Laura H. Miles Gallery, Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN.
The Gallery of the Icelandic Printmakersʼ Association, Flying Carpet, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Vasingtono Aikstes Gallery, Flying Carpet, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Alytus City Museum, Flying Carpet, Alytus, Lithuania.
Baroti Gallery, Flying Carpet, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
The Gallery of the Icelandic Printmakersʼ Association, Flying Carpet, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Frans Masereel Centrum, Flying Carpet, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Musee des Beaux- Arts, Flying Carpet, Le Locle, Switzerland.
Galerie Union-Vie du Centre Cultural de Drummonville, Flying Carpet, Quebec, Canada.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Flying Carpet, Minneapolis, MN.

2003
Foundation Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Flying Carpet, Espana, Spain.
M. Zilinskas Gallery, Flying Carpet, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Estampa, Madrid International Print FairFlying Carpet, Madrid, Spain.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Three , Minneapolis, MN.
By Many Hands, Peace Exhibition, Crystal, MN.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Highpoint for the Holidays, Minneapolis, MN.

2002
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, False Words, Minneapolis, MN.
Jackson Artworks, Summer Group Show, Omaha, NE.
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Art Faculty Exhibition, Omaha, NE.

1998
Jackson Artworks, Holiday Group Show, Omaha, NE.

1997
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Art Faculty Exhibition, Omaha, NE.

1995
Puck Building, M.F.A. Thesis Show - Selected Exhibition, NY, NY.
Pratt Institute Library, Artist's Books, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Pratt Institute Library, Ink, Pratt portfolio group, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

1995
450 Broadway Gallery, Small Works, NY, NY.

1994
Chemistry Building, 20th Annual Christmas Art and Exhibition Sale, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Manhattan Graphics Center, Ink, NY, NY.
New Gallery, Ink, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Cyrus M. Running Gallery, The Hartz Collection, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.
 


Collections

Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN.

Renaissance Graphic Arts, Ivyland, PA.

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.
Montefiore Hospital, New York, NY.

Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN.
Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN.
The New York Public Library, New York, NY.
Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
Several private collections