ABOUT ME

Amy Coon is an artist who enjoys working in a variety of media, ranging from ceramics to painting, video to animation, and the occasional installation. Her work focuses on gender issues, identity, and humanity. 

Amy attended Houghton College and in 2014, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art and Communications with a concentration in Media Studies.

For more information on Amy's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to send her an email at amycoon@icloud.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Leo Tolstoy once wrote that an artist attempts to, “hand onto others feelings he has lived through, and that other people are infected by these feelings and also experience them.” My work is a visual form of storytelling that attempts to do just that; express my personal experiences, feelings, and thoughts that give a glimpse of a larger universal narrative that helps explore the complexity of the human condition.

In my practice, I work toward a goal of expressing the conversation I want to have through my visual art to those seeing it. The stories expressed through art have the ability to connect, empower, and even heal. It is for these reasons that I make art and hope others connect, relate, or learn from my art.

I work in whichever medium best expresses each concept, idea, or narrative. Often, my work embraces the medium in which it is presented, allowing canvas to show in paintings, unglazed clay in ceramics, and even stitches to show in sewn projects. This is a reflection of my love for as well as a justification for the use of that particular medium and, ultimately, art itself.

Although my practice ranges from many different media, including both digital and traditional, my work is tied together by a sophisticated aesthetic, love of material, and exploration of the universal narrative.

 

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