艾美·凡·溫克(Amy Van Winkle) 生於美國麻州的諾伍德,爾後定居於芝加哥。凡溫克自小便從事藝術創作,媒材包含炭筆、壓克力顏料、帆布及古書籍。近期作品則使用蠟彩 (Encaustic)創作,此種技法源自於三千年前古希臘,主要使用在壁畫及架上繪畫,是一種非常古老的繪畫技術。創作過程需進行”熱處理”將蜜蠟、松香脂及白蠟融合松節油及樹酯直接在基底材表面上作畫。蠟彩畫因其’蠟’冷卻後定型的特性,因此耐久度極高,經年累月也不會影響畫作品質。

蠟彩能創造出如同油畫般的立體感及水彩的透明感,透過不同技法可以呈現厚塗的肌理效果但色彩卻仍能表現出獨特豐富層次的透明感及高飽和度。創作理念受到大師作品如李希特(Gerhard Richter),馬克·羅斯科 (Mark Rothko)及賽‧湯布利(Cy Twombly)啟發,以帶有隨興律動的線條及隱隱約約顯露完整結構的抽象畫著稱。

Amy was born in Norwood, MA. After a few moves, her family settled outside of Chicago. Her early artistic pursuits involved a #2 pencil and a sketchpad. From there she began creating mixed media work on canvas with old textbooks and acrylic. In 2000,Amy moved to Hong Kong and began traveling around Southeast Asia. She opened a home décor shop in September of 2001 and represented artists from her travels in Vietnam, Thailand and Laos as well as local Chicago artists. She also began showing and selling her work and building a following. 

Amy now works mainly in the medium of Encaustic, a wax based medium. Her influences include Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and Cy Twombly. Along with other artist’s influences, she acknowledges the role of personal experiences in shaping her work. Although she creates quite spontaneously, there’s always a hint of structure and control to her paintings. The theme of ‘transition’ is common throughout her work. 

Museum Shows

2017Building Layers: Modern EncausticFreeport Art MuseumFreeport, IL

 

Solo & Group Shows

2017Diffused SurfaceGallery 201, Argonne National LaboratoryLemont, IL
2017Beyond the VeilKeep ContemporarySanta Fe, NM
2017Building Layers: Modern EncausticFreeport Art MuseumFreeport, IL
2016Building Layers: Modern EncausticFreeport Art MuseumFreeport, IL
2016The Dot ShowChicago Arts DistrictChicago, IL
2016Improvised RealityGallery 201, Argonne National LaboratoryLemont, IL
2016Parts and PiecesRoan & Black GallerySaugatuck, MI
2015Context Art MiamiBluerider ART GalleryMiami FL
2015Mixed MediaRoan & Black GallerySaugatuck, MI
2015ART TaipeiBluerider ART GalleryTaipei, Taiwan
2015Transition15th & West GalleryChicago, IL, Curated by Mario Gonzales
2015Centerline ExhibitionZhou B Art CenterChicago, IL, Curated by Sergio Gomez
2015Bound To The LightGallerie 520Santa Fe, NM
2015Chicago InvasionBluerider ART GalleryTaipei, Taiwan
2015unchARTedMotor Row GalleryChicago, IL
2015Textual EncountersARC GalleryChicago, IL
2015Snap Shot Pop-up show by Roan & Black GalleryChicago, IL
2014Centerline ExhibitionZhou B Art CenterChicago, IL, Curated by Sergio Gomez
2014UnboundedMorpho GalleryChicago, IL, Juried by Kathleen Waterloo & Kathy Roman
2014AbstractionsRoan & Black GallerySaugatuck, MI
2013Guest ArtistCornelia Arts BuildingChicago, IL, Juried by Jason Messinger
2013Winner's Exhibition/8th Annual Emerging ArtistMorpho Gallery Chicago, IL
2013Home GrownRoan & Black GallerySaugatuck, MI
2013Celebrate ChicagoRobin B GalleryChicago, IL
2013Energy Training Center ExhibitionChicago, IL
2013Black and WhiteWoodstock School of ArtWoodstock, NY, Juried by Peik Larsen
20138th Annual Emerging ArtistMorpho GalleryChicago, IL, Curated by Nikki Yagoda
2010Art For Human Rights Select PreviewGallery 180/Illinois Institute of ArtChicago, IL
2008Mixed MediaFluevogChicago, IL
2007Art Against AIDS Select PreviewGallery 180/Illinois Institute of ArtChicago, IL

 

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