Amy Yoes has been interested in ornament and architectural space for many years. Her recent projects have become more three dimensional and have involved animation and light. Her work has been exhibited in L.I.C., NYC, Socrates Sculpture Park; 50,000 Beds, a project by Chris Doyle on view at Artspace, New Haven, CT; the Islip Museum’s Carriage House, Islip, NY; and Michael Steinberg Gallery, New York, NY.

She created a wall drawing, Sightseers Folklore, for Wave Hill’s exhibition Out of Bounds in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfiled Hills, MI; Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; and The Peppermil Fireside Lounge, Las Vegas, NV. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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