b. 1978, Augusta, GA, USA
Amy Sacksteder's work explores personal and collective relationships to landscape and artifact. She works across media, most commonly in painting, collage, drawing, cut paper, installation, and ceramics. She has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo and two-person venues include University of Michigan Institute for Humanities (Ann Arbor, MI) and Divisible Projects (Dayton, OH). Recent group venues include Tiger Strikes Asteroid--Greenville (SC); Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY); BasBlue via Belle Isle Viewing Room (Detroit, MI); River House Arts in Toledo, OH; and Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI). She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Bedford Gallery at Longwood University in Virginia (February 2024).
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. Her work has been featured and reviewed in journals such as The Offing, Flint Magazine, New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune and was included in the Flat File 2022 Program at Ortega y Gasset Projects, where she was also highlighted as a 2022 Artist to Watch. In 2021, Sacksteder was invited to join the Long Island City Studios in New York, where she maintains a selected inventory of artwork. Her work can also be viewed at Belle Isle Viewing Room in Detroit. She is represented by IBIS Contemporary in New Orleans.
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. Sacksteder and her family live in Ypsilanti, Michigan, outside of Detroit. Sacksteder works from her studios in Ypsilanti and Long Island City, and is a professor in the School of Art + Design at Eastern Michigan University.
For inquiries and to view work contact:
Belle Isle Viewing Room, Detroit
IBIS Contemporary Art Gallery, New Orleans
Interviews and podcasts:
Studio Break Podcast interview, January 2023
I Like Your Work Podcast interview, April 2022
Artist / Mother Podcast interview, January 2021
To view work in the studios outside of Detroit or in Long Island City, NY, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment
Photo credit: Abby Rosenbaum, Ann Arbor, MI