Amy Chaiklin

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Studio Location
Mermaid's Tears, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2009
Cherry Rose, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches, 2009
Superwoman, oil on canvas, 52 x 40 inches, 2008
Techno Fairy on her Laptop, oil on canvas, 40 x 58 inches, 2008
Athena, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches, 2008
Artist's Statement

Painting is my passion and feminism informs my multilayered imagery.

Inspired by Kiki Smith, I explore female mythology combining sex appeal and innocence.

Referencing Botticelli, I imbue my Goddesses with sensuality and strength.

As the symbolist Odilon Redon, I connect the earthly delights of flowers, butterflies, and
stars with the angels and fairies that I see beyond the visible.

Ever acknowledging the darkness of life, I choose to express the light,
as did Sonia Delaunay, with colors that are pure and bright.


Upcoming solo exhibition:
“Womanista”, Wandergalerie, Barcelona, Spain, opening May 6, 2010

Current group exhibition:
“Urban Archives”, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY
“Downtown Pix”, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, NY

Grants & Awards:
Women’s Studio Workshop.

International Artist in Residencies :
Cité Internationale des Art, Paris, France
Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany

Franklin Furnace Artist’s Book Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NY
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Fashion Moda Archives, NYU Fales/Special Collection, NY
The Lower East Side Printshop, NY
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
Cleveland Institute of Art, Artist Book Collection, Cleveland, Ohio

College of Art, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., BFA
New York Studio School, NY