Amy Wilson was born in 1973 in New York City, NY. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Yale University. Her solo show “The Global Appeal of Liberty” at the Bellwether Gallery in NY was received with much critical attention, including articles in the NY Times, Art in America, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, Wesleyan University, and Exit Art.
In the piece “Fair Trade,” an accordion-folded book that opens up to 199 inches, she translates her delicate watercolor and pencil drawings of little girls and skeletons conversing about the apocalypse into a digital print with hand-embellishing. Incorporating text from “Anarchy in Action” by Colin Ward and the artist’s own journal entries (among others), the book discusses the artist’s shifting views of politics and her world over the last ten years.