My work is process-driven, exploring a variety of materials to create color, form, and textures. I work with a number of mediums such as paint, plaster, metal mesh, silk, collage, and styrofoam, developing layered surfaces. Working within a specific format, I use these elements with an interplay of structure and spontaneous gesture.
I’m inspired by things like trash on the street, peeling paint on a wall, pieces of wire, accidental markings and more. The random array of debris I see are waiting to be salvaged and used as images in my paintings, sculptures and drawings. With one mark informing the next, they become something new and yet allow for the original content to endure.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Wickersham was born in Chicago. She got her BFA from Denver University and studied painting and drawing at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy. She moved to New York City in 1990, then full time to Sag Harbor in 2010.
Wickersham has had solo shows at: Clic Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Fox and Fowle Gallery, New York, NY; and Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO . Group exhibitions include: The Watermill Art Center (with folioeast), Watermill, NY; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; Historical Society, Rye NY; The Nelson Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Washington Square Park Gallery, NYC; Nix Gallery, NYC; Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont NY; and The Spannocchia Foundation, Rosia, Italy.
Wickersham has been reviewed in various publications, including The New York Times, The Kansas City Star, and The New Art Examiner. She was recently awarded “Best Mixed Media” by Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY.