Art Toronto Edition Featured Artist: Amy Bouse

Amy Bouse, crown, 2012, acrylic, ink, graphite and pastel on paper, 60 x 35 in.


Amy Bouse

Amy Bouse was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Texas, Ohio and California. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Bouse studied at the Studio School in Santa Monica, CA, and received her BFA from the University of Washington Seattle, after obtaining a Masters degree in Literature. Amy Bouse has been selected for a number of artist residencies, most recently at the Kansas City Art Institute, and her work has been the subject of articles and reviews in the Art Review and other publications. She has exhibited her paintings nationally, and her work can be found in collections worldwide.

Her latest series, eagle rock home, is based on the abandoned photographs of two sisters, which document a few years of their childhood, recording trips, special events and parties. Photographs, as additions and replacements of memory, seem to document a specific time, but our memories are fragile and transmutable. With this work Amy Bouse asks, how does one distinguish between “real” and misremembered stories?

For more information please visit the artist's website here.

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