Amy Boone-McCreesh, www.amyboonemccreesh.com, is a mixed media artist and current adjunct faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Boone-McCreesh creates work using found objects, drawing, sewing, and digital processes to express her ideas on how decorations and embellishments can indicate cultural status in society. An interest in Design and maximal aesthetics has informed recent exhibitions that fuse her mixed media works into site-specific installations.
Recent exhibitions include: 2015 Tint and Repeat, Goodyear Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; The Artificial Order of Things, Window Installation, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, New York; 2015 Impossible Instructions Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA; Untitled number 5, Randall Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD; and Locally Sourced, presented by Transformer Gallery at American University, Washington DC. She has served on professional committees, including recently as a Guest Juror- annual open call for solo exhibitions, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. In addition, her work is permanently installed at the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.
She was born in Maine and raised in Southern Pennsylvania. After receiving her BFA from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, she moved to Baltimore, where she still resides. In 2010 she completed the MFA program at Towson University in Maryland, with a focus in Studio Arts.
“I remember taking a studio elective with Professor Moss on Wednesday mornings that was kind of a struggle at the time because it was very free and open and required direction and discipline on the student’s part. Looking back it was really indicative of what you have to deal with as an artist once the school directed assignments end. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I think it really helped with the self-motivation that is required to continue your own studio practice.”