I weave abstract mental and physical landscapes onto aging fiber artifacts—leather and rope fly nets for horses and cotton fishing nets. The structure of these nets acts as warp, the ragged imperfections woven into the new. This transformation becomes part of their continued narrative, informed by familial moments and unexpected associations that their previous lives evoke. By giving these once-functional nets new volume,

I honor the revolving intersections of past and present.

Read more:

https://www.artemorbida.com/intervista-con-amy-usdin/

www.warpandweftmag.com/field-notes/amy-usdin    


www.art-fluent.com/amy-usdin



 

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions          
2023   title tbd, Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, MN

2022   title tbd, Artreach St.Croix, MN
           Remnants (solo show), Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN
2021  Places We Might Have Been (solo show), The Phipps Center for the Arts, WI
           Woven, Artistry, MN

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022  Materials: Hard+Soft, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, TX

           Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, KY

           Stories I Tell Myself, Visionary Art Collective, virtual platform

           Expo 41, b.j. spoke gallery (virtual exhibition), NY
           Manufactured Narratives, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI
2021  Intimate Spectres, Young Space Views, virtual platform
           Earth Matters, Surface Design Association, Watermark Art Center, MN
           Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, MN
           North x Northwest: Out of Isolation, Yellowstone Art Museum, MT
           Crafted and Curated, Through Objects, virtual platform
           Observing Motherhood, ARC Gallery, IL
           Yarn, Rope, String, Appalachian Center for Craft, TN
           The Valdosta National, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (virtual exhibition), GA
2020  Open Door, Rosalux Gallery (virtual exhibition with print publication), MN
           No Longer and Not Yet, Goethe Institute Pop-Up, Das Schaufenster Gallery, WA
           23rd International Open, Woman Made Gallery, IL  
           ARCHIVE, Surface Design Association (virtual exhibition)
           Constructed Visions III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, MO
           North of the 45th, DeVos Art Museum (virtual exhibition), MI
           33rd September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art (virtual exhibition), LA
           H2O, Sebastopol Center for the Arts (online exhibition), CA
           Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival, Dalton Gallery (virtual exhibition), GA
           Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, KY
           Materials: Hard+Soft, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, TX
2019  Focus Fiber, Kent State University Museum, OH    
2018  Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, MN

Residencies
2021 Dome House Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency (Miller Art Museum), WI

Recognition
2022 Next Step Fund, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

          Creative Support for Individuals Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2021 Textile Center Award for Excellence and Innovation, MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
2020 Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
          Second place, Fine Arts Exhibition, Decatur Arts Alliance
2019 Surface Design Award, “Soft Borders: SDA International Exhibition in Print,” 2018    
          First Place, Textiles/Fibers, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Education
BFA, Graphic Communications, Washington University, St. Louis, MO