b. 1978, Augusta, GA
Amy Sacksteder is an artist and curator whose work explores personal and collective relationships to Landscape and artifact. She works across media, most commonly in painting, collage, drawing, cut paper, and installation. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo and three person exhibitions include Divisible Projects (Dayton, OH), University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, SC), Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL), The Detroit Center for Design and Technology (Detroit, MI) and Alma College (Alma, MI). Recent group exhibitions include Dutoit Gallery (Dayton, OH), Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI), Lump (Raleigh, NC), Art Metropole (Toronto, ON), and The Front (New Orleans, LA). Her work will be featured in an October 2021 three-person exhibition at Buckham Gallery in Flint, MI.
Sacksteder has completed artist residencies at SÍM (Reykjavík, Iceland), Takt (Berlin, Germany), The Hungarian Multicultural Center (Budapest, Hungry) and the Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), among others. In 2012 she was awarded a Gallery-as-Studio Residency and solo exhibition at the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2016 she completed a Residency in Motherhood via Lenka Clayton. Her work has been featured and reviewed in journals such as New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune and is included in the curated online registries of The Drawing Center and White Columns. Amy Sacksteder has curated and co-curated the national and international exhibitions Island: 22 Artists on Iceland in 2011 (co- hosted at 'CAVE Gallery, Detroit, MI); Atmosphere: Artists' Responses to Space(s) in 2015; and Vitrine in 2018, all at Eastern Michigan University.
In 2019, Sacksteder returned to oil painting after a hiatus while pregnant and for general health reasons. She has since adopted safe oil painting practices and implements them when teaching painting. Sacksteder and her family live in Ypsilanti, Michigan, outside of Detroit. Sacksteder works from her studio in Ypsilanti, and is a professor in the School of Art + Design at Eastern Michigan University.
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