Amy Rice

Studio Number: 602
Primary Medium: Mixed Media
Secondary Medium: Letterpress

For the past ten years I have used nontraditional print-making methods--including hand cut stencils and a Japanese screen printing toy called a Gocco printer--as a starting point for original mixed media pieces. I use spray paint, acrylics, gouache, and inks, and print on antique papers (preferring handwritten love letters, envelopes, journal pages, sheet music and maps). I am inspired by bicycles, street art, gardening, random found objects, collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright silliness, and things with wings.

Second Saturdays: usually
Open for Art-A-Whirl: yes

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 Amy Rice has built a whimsical and sometimes deeply nostalgic body of work. Her arsenal features an exhaustive use of materials such as acrylics, spray paints, Japanese Gocco prints and found objects ranging from time-worn love letters, barn wood, to 100 year old cedar shingles. Rice is driven toward creating grounded connections between her materials and her final pieces, forging an unmistakable milieu of history and future hope.

Amy Rice