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Amy Greenan

Amy Greenan

(b. 1970)
Born: Buffalo, New York, United States

Amy Greenan has exhibited her paintings, drawings, prints, books, and zines internationally. Her work is included in the collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Roland Gibson Art Gallery at SUNY Potsdam, and the Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence, KS, as well as in private collections in the US, the United Kingdom, and Canada. She is a recipient of the John Hartigan Memorial Painting Scholarship for the Ox-Bow artist residency, Saugatuck, MI (2011) as well as several NYFA SOS grants (2008–2011).

In addition to her studio work in painting, Amy has also been making zines (self-published, photocopied magazines) and books as an alternate art form for over a decade. She received the Nell Meldahl Scholarship to attend the 2011 Paper & Book Intensive, a two-week long series of workshops focusing on book arts.

Greenan studied at SUNY Purchase (BFA), and the University at Buffalo (MFA). She currently works and lives in Niagara Falls, NY.

"I experiment with bright colors and comic book-inspired directness, with an infusion of nostalgia, confusion, and longing—recalling who I once was, places I've been to (or not), stories I've heard. I investigate little, sort of personal mysteries: those of distant family members, my own self in past incarnations, the dissolution of family and the abandonment of houses.

Woven into deceptively simple narratives, my work is sometimes injected with the absurd and surreal. I direct paint drips, write and then obscure notations. These figurative viscera, detritus, and muted voices inform my way of storytelling that may not always result in the truth or real history." -Amy Greenan

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