Amy Sacksteder’s artwork is rooted in painting and drawing, but also delves into installation and time-based media. Her work, which engages transience—often using landscape and natural imagery—has been sited on contemporary art websites and highlighted in journals such as New American Paintings (Volume 77) and the Chicago Tribune. Sacksteder's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally at many university galleries, and at venues such as 2739 Edwin (now 9338 Campau) (Hamtramck, MI); Threewalls (Chicago); The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids); Champion Contemporary (Austin); the Drawing Room (Budapest); SÍM Gallery (Reykjavík); and KunstraumTapir (Berlin). She has attended artist residencies in Illinois, Newfoundland, Southern France, Philadelphia, Budapest, Reno, Reykjavík and Berlin. Her recent drawings are featured in the Drawing Center's online Artist Registry and Viewing Program.
In 2011 Amy Sacksteder curated the international exhibition Island: 22 Artists on Iceland at Eastern Michigan University and 'CAVE Gallery in Detroit, and in 2015 she co-curated, with Jason DeMarte, Atmosphere: Artists' Responses to Space(s), again at EMU. She received her BA in English from the University of Dayton in 2001 and her MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University in 2004. Sacksteder lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she teaches drawing and painting in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.