Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. An explorer at heart, her work reveals an interest in currency systems, material language poetics and the production of histories.
Lemaire studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Salem Community College (NJ), Penland School and Crafts (NC) and UrbanGlass (NY), where she has taught for the past decade, and for the past six years has served as the Director of the Bead Project, a creative entrepeneurship program for women in New York City..
She was a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY) as a part of the Artists’ Studios Program, the recipient of a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship at Wheaton Arts (NJ) and received a Visionary Scholarship from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. In 2018, Lemaire was a Studio Resident at UrbanGlass and Visiting Artist the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She is currently Artist in Residence in Flameworking at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
Her essay "Flame Grows Up" was published in Glass Quarterly Magazine in 2018. Lemaire was a lector/presenter at the 2019 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College (NJ). She is an active member of the Artists' Studio Residency Alumni Council at the Museum of Art and Design, and an artistic member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Association. Her work has been recently included in exhibitions at Heller Gallery (NY) and UrbanGlass..
Pratt Institute (MFA)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA)
Awards, Fellowships, Residencies
Artist in Residence, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
UrbanGlass Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Artist Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Studio Residency Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
AACG Visionary Scholarship, American Alliance of Glass Collectors
An Alternative History: The Other Glass, curated by John Drury, Heller Gallery, NYC
Working Rhythms, Yardwork Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Apparatus: the Art of Scientific Glassblowing, curated by Glenn Adamson with Dennis Briening, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY
Solid States/Fluid Language, Bucks County Community College, PA
Expression: Creative Glass Center Invitational, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ
An Exhuberance of Color in Studio Jewelry, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Assemble: A Collection of Contemporary Jewelry, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Flame Grows Up by Amy Lemaire, Glass Quarterly Summer 2018