Amy Lincoln is an artist living and working in Queens, NY. She will have her UK solo debut with Taymour Grahne Projects in May 2022.
Amy has had solo shows at Sperone Westwater (NYC), Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC) and Monya Rowe Gallery (Saint Augustine, FL). She has also participated in group shows at New York galleries including Sargent's Daughters, Regina Rex, Norte Maar, and Thierry Goldberg, as well as Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA among many others.
She has been awarded residencies such as the Wave Hill Winter Workspace program, the Inside Out Art Museum Residency in Beijing, and a Swing Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Amy received an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. Her work is included in the Beth Rudin DeWoody collection.
Amy Lincoln makes imaginative, intensely hued paintings of the natural world. After painting plants for many years, she chooses to simplify her imagery such as with air, water, light and clouds, none of which has a local color or concrete form. Every bit of matter in this world can reflect or refract light and appear in any possible color. While Amy's paintings feel spacious, they have intricately considered every inch of the surface.
''I am inspired by folk art and naive painting such as works by Henri Rousseau or Ivan Rabuzin. Sometimes the idea for a painting is inspired by the weather, such as lightning, a rainbow, an overcast sky. The starting point might also be a color I see on an interior design blog, or from something I see on a TV show about physics and the universe.
The clouds and moon in the paintings are often modeled and sculptural, but other things like stars are flat and painted like a symbol. I paint the waves of the ocean in distinct rows, as you might see in a stage set. The sun is an opportunity for an abstract pattern radiating out from a circle.
I like systematically transitioning from one color to another in bands across the surface of the painting, to create an illusion of space and also to discover unexpected colors along the way.''