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Amie R Gillingham

Artist's Profile

about my art

If you were to have asked me in high school and early college, I would have told you I was going to become an abstract artist. Instead, I've gone the way of my predominantly-figurative muses, including a passion for u-kiyoe prints, the impressionists, Alice Neel, Frida Kahlo, Kiki Smith, Gustav Klimt, Carravaggio, & Duane Michals. My background in art history informs much of my work.

My current focus is botanical photography, with most of my subjects inhabiting my garden, another passion of mine. Through it all, I hope to derive something that is uniquely my own.

about me

Amie got involved with EBSQ very early in its inception, when her husband Bill, in his infinite wisdom, suggested she try selling some of her artwork on eBay. She served on EBSQ's first board of directors and helped reshape the look and feel of the site while keeping the community true to its mission to provide services and opportunities for artists who wished to present their own work to the public. Amie and Bill later bought the rights to found a company around the community from EBSQ innovator John Seed and their lives have never been the same since!

Amie's background includes studies in Art, Art History, and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as past experience working with and for various Pittsburgh galleries and interior designers. She also greatly enjoys talking about herself in the third person.

selected exhibitions:

Contributor, Knit the Bridge (part of the Fiberart International 2013), Andy Warhol Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA ~ Sit On It group artist chair exhibit, Westmoreland Museum of American Art 2012 ~ unblurred, Penn Avenue Arts Initiative 2002 ~ Pittsburgh Society of Artists Annual Members Exhibition, Foreland Studios 2001 ~ Art for AIDS/Art for Change charity auction benefiting PERSAD, Carnegie Museum of Art 1999 ~ Food for Thought juried exhibition, GalleriE CHIZ 1999 (honorable mention) ~ HOT SEATS charity auction benefiting the Three Rivers Community Fund, Stevenson Theatre Gallery 1999 ~ portrait w/ unfinished poem (solo exhibition), Stevenson Theatre Gallery 1999 ~ Urban Garden Party (performance), The Mattress Factory 1998 ~ The Painted Phrase (performance) Viaduct Studio 1998

professional affiliations

EBSQ Self-Representing Artists (co-founder)

Committee member, Art + Tech Patronage of the Arts Group, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Pittsburgh PA (Vice President, Board of Directors 2001-2002)

Suncrumbs, Pittsburgh PA

Allied Arts, Richland WA (1992-1995)

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