Amy Mintonye is a mixed media artist who combines found imagery with painterly illustration. Amy composes her realistic yet surreal compositions from collage clippings, found objects and marks from her own hand. Simultaneously cheeky and sincere, Amy’s work seeks to provoke a better understanding of human condition in the audience. Investigating age-old power dynamics between victim and aggressor, man and nature, rich and poor, and men and women, Amy plays with scale, connotation, irony and juxtaposition to dramatize the relationships between those parties. Her found imagery is harvested from her vast collection of vintage print matter, helping her images and themes feel timeless and archetypal.
ANATOMY OF A WORK
For a window into the artist’s process, see a dissection of the mixed media collage “Fowl Play” below.
EXHIBITIONS (* = solo exhibition)
2017 “Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets” (Seven playwrights and seven poets write to prompts provided by seven different visual artists). Seattle Theatre Works. Seattle, WA
2016 Oceans Exhibit. OMSI Turbine Hall Mezzanine Gallery. Portland, OR
2016 “35 Live: CoCA Members’ Show 2016.” Center on Contemporary Art. Seattle, WA
2015 * “The Rising Tide” Lane Community College Art Gallery. Eugene, OR
2015 * “The Rising Tide.” Multnomah Art Center Gallery. Portland, OR
2014 “Oil and Water.” Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, Il
2014 * “Hosed.” Mt. Hood Community College Diversity Resource Center. Gresham, OR
2014 * “Underneath It All.” Walters Cultural Art Center. Hillsboro, OR
2014 First Friday Art Walk group exhibition. Vancouver Public Library. Vancouver, WA
2014 “Myths and Legends.” Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Solomons, MD
2012 “GPL Staff Showcase.” Gowanus Print Lab. Brooklyn, NY
2011 “Studio as Petri Dish.” Gowanus Print Lab. Brooklyn, NY
2010 Corn Hill Arts Festival. Rochester, NY
2010 * “Sing to Them, U Broken Ox: Anagrams of Illustrations of the Home Nursing Textbook.” Main Street Bistro. New Paltz, NY
2009 BFA Thesis Exhibition “Collectively Unconscious; A Cultural Geography.” Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY
2009 “Food.” Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery. State University of New York Ulster Community College. Stone Ridge, NY.
2008 2nd Celebration of the Arts. The Arts Community. New Paltz, NY
2008 “Dreamtime.” Unframed Artists Gallery. New Paltz, NY
2007 “Paintings, Photography and Drawing.” Student Art Gallery. State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY
2007 * “Place.” Main St. Bistro. New Paltz, NY
2007 * “Pigmented, Composed, Interpreted.” Honors Center, State University of New York at New Paltz. New Paltz, NY
Portland Community College, Portland OR
2012 “SUNCHOKE.” Summer 2012. http://www.sunchoke.tumblr.com 2012 “Ice Cream Kingdoms.” http://icecreamkingdoms.tumblr.com
2012 “SUNCHOKE.” Fall 2012. http://www.sunchoke.tumblr.com
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting. State University of New York at New Paltz. Graduated summa cum laude. Named an Outstanding Graduate by Art Department.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2009 Outstanding Graduate, State University of New York at New Paltz.
2006 Best of Show, Foundations Art Show, State University of New York at New Paltz.