HMA to host Sarah Amos as Walter Gropius Master Artist

Pictured is Sarah Amos' "The Narrows," 2016. The piece is a collagraph and mixed media on felt; 64 by 78 inches. The image is courtesy of the artist.

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art will welcome Sarah Amos as a Walter Gropius Master Artist in May. Amos will speak about her work during a free public presentation at HMA at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

An exhibit of work by Amos continues on view through June 30.

Amos will facilitate a three-day workshop at HMA titled "Image Weaving with the Multi-Plate Collagraph Technique" from Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For workshop fee information, visit or call 304-529-2701.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Amos studied at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne and earned her MFA from the Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State College.

She is a Ta ma rind Institute-trained Master Printer, and is represented in corporate, public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Time Warner Collection, New York; the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Permanent Collection, New Hampshire; and La Trobe University Museum, Melbourne.

In addition to her active artistic practice, Amos teaches at Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Amos describes herself as a "visual archaeologist."

She creates dynamic, multilayered prints, drawings and textile works that combine impressions of the external world with the personal experience of memory.

These abstracted explorations of form and pattern call to mind the textiles found in indigenous and ancient cultures.

Amos is inspired by the psychological power inherent in ritual and ceremonial masks from Africa, Asia and, particularly, the American Mardi Gras Indians who wear f lamboyant, hand-crafted full-body costumes.

She is fascinated by the concept of embellishment as both physical and emotional camouflage.

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