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Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Lemaire works with glass, photography and digital fabrication to create an array of tools, images, objects and situations that consider the role of technology as an accelerant in a multiplicity of narratives that weave together virtual and physical worlds. Her current body of work suggests a post-anthropocenic view of nature through handmade distortion lenses and transparent sculptural works that embrace a slippage of perception in search of spiritual balance in a shifting landscape.
Lemaire studied at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at institutions nationally, including the Penland School of Crafts (NC), Pilchuck Glass School(WA), & UrbanGlass (NY) and worked with over a dozen Universities including Alfred (NY), RIT (NY), NYU (NY), University of Montana-Dillon, College for Creative Studies (MI), Bowling Green State University (OH) & Tyler University (PA) as a visiting artist, lecturer or critic. She currently teaches at Salem Community College (NJ) in the Scientific Glass Technology program. Lemaire is a collaborator and a co-facilitator of the Flame Affinity Group, through the Glass Education Exchange (GEEX.glass).
Residencies include University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art, UrbanGlass and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She was the recipient of a Visionary Scholarship from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass in support of her 2015 fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts (NJ). Her essay, "Flame Grows Up" was published in Glass Quarterly magazine in the Summer 2018 issue. She delivered a commissioned lecture, "Flameworking in the Context of Contemporary Art" at the 2018 International Flameworking Conference at Salem Community College, and was the Keynote speaker at the 2022 International Society of Glass Bedmakers conference.
"Second Nature", an exhibition of collaborative works by Amy Lemaire and Nicolas Touron was shown at SARAHCROWN in New York City in 2023. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Delaware Contemporary (DE), Heller Gallery (NY), Traver Gallery (WA), and Helena Anrather (NY) . Her work "Pollen Flow" won the Acquisition Prize at Mad About Jewelry 2021 and is now included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design in NYC.
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