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Amy Yoes cuts, weaves, overlays, folds, records, and splices imagery in her paintings, photographs, sculptures, performances, and animations. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have repeated and reverberated through time, tapping into a shared visual and cultural memory. A lifelong interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work.
Amy Yoes’s ongoing research of craft, architecture, and decorative art has been furthered by travel and research opportunities that include residencies at the Maison Dora Marr / Brown Fellowship Award Residency (Menérbes, France), the AIR Krems Residency (Krems, Austria), the The British School at Rome Abbey Award Residency (Rome, Italy), and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Artist in Residence Program. She is currently preparing a solo exhibition called Hot Corners for Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Amy Yoes has shared her work as a visiting artist at over fifty institutions nationally and abroad. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the departments of Fiber and Material Studies, Sculpture, Photography, and Contemporary Practices. Since 2014, she has co-taught a study trip to Siena, Italy, focusing on the relationships between the geology, local materials, and historical cultural production of the city.
[Image description: Promotional poster with yellow and green text on a green background, features an image of a dark grey, angular sculpture with many protruding arms ending in transparent colored circles in several colors.]