Amy Ernst

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Moon Over Monserrat, 2005 Oil/ Collage/Canvas 38" x 48"
An Apparition, 2007 Oil/Collage/Canvas 18"x24"
Constructed Book, 1993 Collage 12" x l0"x4"
Postmans' Last Chance, 1991 Collage 12" x 4" x 4"
The Calm, 2008 Handmade Paper/Collage 18" x 22"
Artist's Statement

My works are an extension of my hands emerging from subjective dream into reality; that reality always seems to be a mystery. "Without mystery there is nothing" Rene Magritte


Amy Ernst is a forth generation artist. Her grandfather was Max Ernst and Jimmy Ernst was her father.
Growing up in Connecticut surrounded by architects like Marcel Breuer, Elliot Noyes, listening to big band jazz and submerged into the history of the artworld; it is no wonder she calls herself "Painterly Collegist".
l977 she received a B.A. in Theater; l984 an M.A. in Arts Administration, Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington. Afterwards returning to NYC she studied at The Arts Studens League, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, DieuDonne Papermill and Center For Book Arts she has incorporated her set designs into these collaged forms. Since l988 she has exhibited Nationally and Internationally. l991 post-graduate with Pratt in Venice and 2004 Can Serrat Barcelona, Spain She uses all her travel and writings to bring her art to life. (website)