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Amy Stacey Curtis

Biography

Amy Stacey Curtis is the Maine Arts Commission’s 2005 Individual Artist Fellow for Visual Art and the recipient of 5 Maine Art Commission Good Idea Grants. In 1998, Curtis began an 18-year commitment to art-making, a project which would culminate through 9 solo-biennial exhibits from the year 2000 to the year 2016. In the end, Curtis will have installed 81 large-in-scope interactive installation and new-media works in the vast mills of 8 or 9 Maine, USA towns. Each solo-biennial exhibit is a 22-month process, each exhibit exploring a different theme while inviting audiences to perpetuate its multiple installations. In 2018, a publication will document the in-depth autobiographical context of Curtis’s long-term process, and will include essays contributed by Maine’s art community, historical information about the mills used for these ambitious exhibits, plus full-color plates representative of the biennials’ 81 works. Curtis also generates drawings which support her biennial themes. This work is in many collections including Bates College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, and Portland Museum of Art. 


Education
MA Art and Psychology, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont, 2000
BA Studio Art (Phi Beta Kappa, highest distinction), University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 1993

Grants, Awards, and Honors
2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
2012 Artist’s Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community

Selected Collections
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Paper New England, Hartford, Connecticut
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine