Artist Statement / Bio
As a sculptor, Amie Sell creates objects and installations that challenge us to reconcile the interconnections of our physical and internal worlds.
She uses art to reveal the relationships and interconnections between urban society, natural environments, cultural constructs, manufactured consumerism, and our evolving human condition.
As a craftsperson, she utilizes patience gained from working on tedious, temporary art into to a newly evolving love for ceramics. She hand builds sculptures that incorporate human, flora, and fauna forms out of clay, while growing a deep technical love for plaster mold-making and slip casting ceramic objects. Most notably she has created a neti pot design prototype that will be brought to market under a new small, craft and wellness focused business in 2022.
Amie is based in Chicago (the traditional unceded homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations), a member of AnySquared Projects and fires her ceramics at Lill Street Art Center. She is a graduate of the University of WI-Green Bay in 2002 with a degree in Art & Museum/Gallery Studies and minor in Business.
Artist residencies include: Chicago Art Department (2010-12), Grace Church Logan Square, Chicago (2014), The Ketchikan Arts & Humanities Council, Alaska (2018), and the CORE Program at Chicago Art Department (2018-19)