MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Artist StatementThrough the depiction and creation of objects, I push against cross-cultural ideas associated with luxury and beauty. The work evokes ornamentation and formatting of textiles, functional objects, and domestic design. A maximal and decorative aesthetic is partnered with hand-made processes often associated with craft. The utilization of technology and digital components are combined with the processes by hand, creating a direct shift in value and labor. These decisions aim to mimic the lines that are drawn to signify cultural markers of luxury, mass production, and visual taste.
Amy Boone-McCreesh is a Baltimore-based artist. Amy completed a two-year fellowship for
emerging artists with Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. (2014), where she exhibited
and was included in Scope, Miami and (e)merge DC art fairs (2012/13). Her work has also
been included in exhibitions across the country including Mixed Greens (NY, New York,
2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC
(2015). Recent collections include the Department of State, U.S. Consulate in Monterrey,
Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013), Facebook, and Capital One (2018). Recent publications and
features include BmoreArt, New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade
Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016). Amy is currently Visiting Assistant Professor
of Art at Franklin and Marshall College.