出生於美國麻州、定居於芝加哥,屬自學藝術家,自小便開始藝術創作,媒材包
含炭筆、壓克力顏料、帆布及古書籍。創作理念受到大師 Gerhard Richter、Mark
Rothko 及 Cy Twombly 啟發,以帶律動的線條及隱約結構的抽象畫著稱。在
美展覽豐富,曾於 Freeport Art Museum 展出,獲眾多私人及包括荷蘭銀行在
內等大型企業收藏。

Amy Van Winkle 擅長使用油彩及蠟彩(Encaustic)創作。油畫作畫過程中利
用磨擦、刮除顏料等手法,表現時間性和不同層次間的對話,在不同技法、厚塗
的肌理效果中,呈現細膩變化的細節。「蠟彩」技法源自於三千年前古希臘,主
要使用在壁畫及架上繪畫。創作過程需將蜜蠟、松香脂、白蠟,融合松節油及樹
酯熱處理後,直接在基底材表面上作畫。蠟彩畫有冷卻後定型的特性,耐久度極
高,並能創造出如同油畫般的立體感、及水彩的輕透。

2019 於 Bluerider ART‘Daily Sentiments 凝結日常’群展,將展出其 Oil on
Paper 油彩紙上、Oil on panel 油彩木板上創作,保留油畫厚塗的肌理,凸顯
油彩顏料於不同介質上的豐富層次和透明感。Winkle 將個人經歷、以獨特技法
編織敘事,引領觀者投入其看似簡單、卻情感深厚的作品中。

Born in Norwood, currently lives and works in Chicago, Amy Van Winkle is a self-
taught artist. 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. Her influences include Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and Cy Twombly. Along
with these artist's influences, there's always a hint of structure and control to her
abstract paintings. Amy Van Winkle has participated in multiple shows in the U.S.A.
including Freeport Art Museum, and her works are included in the collection of
various noted enterprises including Bank of Holland.


Amy works mainly in the medium of Encaustic and oil paint. During the creative
process of her oil paintings, she usually scrapes the surface on which it adds texture
and creates a dialog between the fused layer. Encaustic, with over 3000 years of
history, is a wax based medium applied on mural paintings in ancient Greece. As the
oldest known pigment binder, encaustic combines molten beeswax with dry pigment
and tree resin which makes it impervious to moisture and can last long. In Amy Van
Winkle’s encaustic works, she keeps the transparency of watercolors and the volume
of oil paint.


In the 2019 ‘Daily Sentiments’ group show at Bluerider ART, her works of oil on
paper and oil on panel will be exhibited. These oil paintings show volume and a
sense of multi-layering on different mediums. Winkle provides a unique structure for
her visual voice and she invites viewers to indulge in these simple-looking yet
profound works.

Museum Shows

2017Building Layers: Modern EncausticFreeport Art MuseumFreeport, IL

 

Solo & Group Shows

2019Daily SentimentsBluerider ART Gallery Taipei, Taiwan
2018Abstracta Roan & Black GallerySaugatuck, MI
2018Abstract InvitationalKeep ContemporarySanta Fe, NM
2018 Artist TourARTBoulder, CO
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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