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Balancing Motherhood, Teaching and Art with Amy Sacksteder

Amy Sacksteder is an artist and curator whose work explores personal and collective relationships to landscape and artifact. She works across media, most commonly in painting, collage, drawing, cut paper, installation, and ceramics. She has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo venues include Divisible Projects (Dayton, OH) and Alma College (Alma, MI). Recent group venues include Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY); BasBlue via Belle Isle Viewing Room (Detroit, MI); Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI); Contemporary Art Matters Gallery (on Artsy and in NY); Scene Metrospace (Lansing, MI); and Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL).

Sacksteder has completed artist residencies at SÍM (Reykjavík, Iceland); Takt (Berlin, Germany); The Hungarian Multicultural Center (Budapest, Hungry); and the Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL); among others. In 2012 she was awarded a Gallery-as-Studio Residency and solo exhibition at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has been featured and reviewed in journals such as The Offing, Flint Magazine, New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune and is included in the curated online registries of The Drawing Center and White Columns and in the Flat File 2022 Program at Ortega y Gasset Projects. In 2021, Sacksteder was invited to join the Long Island City Studio Collective in New York, where she maintains a selected inventory of artwork. Her work can also be viewed at Belle Isle Viewing Room in Detroit and on ArtFare. She is now represented by IBIS Contemporary Art Gallery in New Orleans.

Amy Sacksteder has curated and co-curated the national and international exhibitions Island: 22 Artists on Iceland in 2011 (co- hosted at 'CAVE Gallery, Detroit, MI); Atmosphere: Artists' Responses to Space(s) in 2015; and Vitrine in 2018, all at Eastern Michigan University. Sacksteder and her family live in Ypsilanti, Michigan, outside of Detroit. Sacksteder works from her studios in Ypsilanti and Long Island City, and is a professor in the School of Art + Design at Eastern Michigan University.

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