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), Penland School and Crafts (NC) and UrbanGlass (NY), where she taught for the past decade, and for six years served as the Director of the Bead Project, a creative entrepeneurship program for women in New York City. She currently teaches at Salem Community College in the Scientific Glass Technology program.
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.
Lemaire's "Pollen Flow" was acquired for the permanent collection at the Museum of Art and Design and won the Mad About Jewelry Acquisition Prize in 2021. 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 Traver Gallery (WA).