Visiting Artist Talk : Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 4:30pm via Zoom.
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For nearly twenty-five years, Amy Cutler has produced enigmatic, narrative works of art in which internalized emotions, societal observations, and complex ideas are transformed into visual metaphors. Best known for her exquisitely detailed drawings and paintings on paper depicting anthropomorphized objects, animals, and female characters engaged in impossible tasks and unlikely situations, Cutler also uses a diverse range of mediums. Her first major sculptural work, Alterations, was commissioned, exhibited, and acquired by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid in 2007. In 2014, she was commissioned by SITE Santa Fe to create Fossa, a multimedia installation, exhibited there in 2015 and the following year at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects.
Cutler’s first one-person museum show took place in 2002 at the ICA, Philadelphia, followed by a two-person show at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and solo exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; SITE Santa Fe; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara; the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Center for the Arts, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, and most recently, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI.
She has participated in numerous group shows and international surveys at institutions worldwide including the Albertina, Vienna; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Brooklyn Museum; MoMA PS1; the Baltimore Museum of Art; Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense; Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; the Toledo Art Museum; UC Berkeley Art Museum, and many others.
Works by Amy Cutler have recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, The Menil Collection, Houston and the Toledo Museum of Art. Her works are also in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C.; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many other important institutions.
Cutler received her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1997. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from 1994 to 1995.
Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Fine Arts.