Amy Bauer

Gallery

48” h x 15” w x 15” d

Full Circle: re-birth of a tree

Paper, wood, cement

48” h x 15” w x 15” d

51” h x 60” w x 24 1/2” d

Piano Project

Paper and paint on piano

51” h x 60” w x 24 1/2” d

3” h x 3” w x 1/2” d

Balloon

Acrylic and fabric on canvas

3” h x 3” w x 1/2” d

3” h x 3” w x 1/2” d

Uplift

Acrylic and fabric on canvas

3” h x 3” w x 1/2” d

Education

2012-13 Studies Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2011 MA New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
2007 BA Bloomfield College, NJ
2002 AA County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ

Artist Statement

My work is a representation of my eclectic style and urban surroundings. A love of pattern, texture and color are reasons for my use of fabric, handmade paper and paint. With my work I explore folk art sensibilities and include an environmental twist. My art is meant to biodegrade and always involves re-use. My major series involve studies of a variety of glues and discarded papers or fabrics.

Bio

Amy Bauer is an accomplished artist, designer, papermaker and seamstress. Originally from New Jersey, she made her way west via New York City. She holds degrees in design, fine arts and educational technology. Incorporating all of her various skills she has collaborated with others in curating art shows, visual merchandising and jewelry making. She and Richard Hecht are currently collaborating on a book of alliterations, which Bauer is illustrating.

Bauer has been exhibiting her work throughout the US, Canada and England since 2001. Her first gallery show was a benefit for 9/11. Much of her mixed media work has been done for a variety of charities. In 2013 she was chosen as one of 88 artists to artistically refurbish a working piano for Sing for Hope in New York City. Bauer’s piano was featured in various locations throughout that metropolitan area in photos and videos before being donated to Visions in Chelsea.

Her work has been displayed in magazines, newspapers, both private and public collections and websites. Since 2011 she has been an assistant organizer for the collective US Artists. She is also a featured artist in the book The Canvas Project V2: Encyclopedia, published by Art House Co-op in 2009. In 2008 Bauer received The Promise Award from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. She has been a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art since 2013 and switched from the New York chapter to the Southern California chapter in 2014.