Overview

"Creating abstract simplicity without forsaking structure, my work strives to evoke a sense of place and order, as if derived from an imprint of shapes and patterns that are implanted in the depths of our memory. Our daily lives are filled with infinite impressions from our exterior world, forms which fit into a narrative we build about where we are and what its means. My work is informed by these impressions, but is also an exploration of creating a sense of balance in the moment of observation. I would hope it honors the gift of conscious attention we understandably take for granted. In the studio, while crafting these architectonic mandalas I speculate on that unremitting project of the self, which so sincerely goes about deciphering the present moment.

It is a question that compels me to detach from the natural but often compulsive narrativizing of the world I experience outside the studio in the cultural landscape. Instead, I intensely engage in configuring rectilinear masses and voids, exploring tensions between symmetry and asymmetry, brilliant light and recessed shadow, repetition and randomness, ascension and descent as the eye, and my inner eye, travel the surfaces around the forms." - Amanda Ramsay

Works
Biography

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Forum  The Art Base Basalt CO  Feb 2019

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Light Gallery440 New York City  NY  2019  juried

Return to Simplicity∫Bauhaus Inspired Art and Design Colorado Mountain College Aspen CO

2019 Pink Highlights Sky Gallery Aspen  CO  2018  juried

Ether The Bird’s Nest Gallery Aspen CO  2018

Art Affair The Art Base Basalt CO  2017

Contemporary Visionaries Colorado Mountain College Aspen CO  2017

En Hiver Red Brick Center for the Arts Aspen CO  2016

INFORMAL EXHIBITIONS

FM Architects Snowmass Village CO  current

CCY Architects Basalt CO  2017

AWARDS GRANTS

Presidential Scholarship Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass Village CO  2019

Allegheny Meadows Fellowship Grant  2018

ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner  2017

Presidential Scholarship Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass Village CO  2017

ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner  2016

PRESS

Featured Artist Aspen Public Radio  Feb 3  2016

Bibliography

Creating abstract simplicity without forsaking structure, my work strives to evoke a sense of place and order, as if derived from an imprint of shapes and patterns that are implanted in the depths of our memory. Our daily lives are filled with infinite impressions from our exterior world, forms which fit into a narrative we build about where we are and what its means. My work is informed by these impressions, but is also an exploration of creating a sense of balance in the moment of observation. I would hope it honors the gift of conscious attention we understandably take for granted. In the studio, while crafting these architectonic mandalas I speculate on that unremitting project of the self, which so sincerely goes about deciphering the present moment.

It is a question that compels me to detach from the natural but often compulsive narrativising of the world I experience outside the studio in the cultural landscape. Instead, I intensely engage in configuring rectilinear masses and voids, exploring tensions between symmetry and asymmetry, brilliant light and recessed shadow, repetition and randomness, ascension and descent as the eye, and my inner eye, travel the surfaces around the forms