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Artist Amy Wilkinson


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AMY WILKINSON- Biography
 
Amy was raised on the rocky shores and blueberry-barrens of New England where she developed a true love of nature that continues to inspire her art. Her formal training was in theatrical design and painting, earning a BFA from SUNY at Purchase. She then began working in NYC and DC and for years conjured scenery for Theater, Opera and Ballet. She was then drawn to Florida, adding feature length films and television to her credits. In 1997 she founded an artistically driven company and performed a wide array of projects including stage design, large scale bronze sculpture and murals for major theme parks, public spaces and corporations. Amy and her husband moved to Michigan in 2012 to live a more thoughtful life, closer to the land.
 
Blending her environmental and political passions, her sculptures and two dimensional art are frequently composed of worn, discarded and gleaned materials. There is a playful frugality referencing back to working in a dark theater where a willful suspension of disbelief is the artist’s friend. Her human and animal characters inhabit an alternate world, one of surreal simplicity often presented as if on a stage.
 
Her art consistently shows up at the many juried regional exhibitions, and has been the recipient of several awards including Lakeland Artist’s “Best of Show” Spring 2016, Board of Director’s choice MI Arts 2015, and LaFontsee “Excellence in Sculpture” award at UICA in 2015.  Ms. Wilkinson’s sculptural commission “Musicon” is on permanent display at the headquarters of the West Michigan Symphony.
 
Amy and her husband reside in Western Michigan along with their cats, dogs, and a charismatic horse.

 
 
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