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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 in her personal work.

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 has utilized 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.  

In 2018/19, she participated in the CORE art residency at the Chicago Art Department under the premise to learn to make multiples of sculptures to financially support herself as a full time artist. This led her to rediscover the joys of slip-cast mold making after rejecting ceramics in art school because she lacked the patience to work with clay as a material at the time. Since then, she has been fully immersed in learning various plaster mold-making and ceramic production techniques.

Amie is based in Chicago, 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.

Art residencies she has participated in 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 (2018/2019)

 

April 2021 in-depth look at my portfolio shared via Zoom in with AnySquared in partnership with the Hairpin Arts Center

 

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