Amy Greenan studied painting and drawing at the State University of New York, Purchase and earned an MFA from the University at Buffalo. She currently resides in Niagara Falls, New York, where she maintains an active studio. As an unwavering advocate of the Do-It-Yourself movement, Greenan has been making zines, self-published, photocopied magazines, as an alternate art form for over a decade. She is a member of the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative and has participated in the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair and Canzine in Toronto, Canada. Greenan has exhibited her paintings, drawings, prints, books, and zines locally and nationally. Her work is included in private collections in the United States and Canada.
For this exhibition, Greenan delved into her studio archives to reconfigure pieces that were previously abandoned or set aside. “Through this work, I am reconstructing my past and those events that occurred within it–real or imagined, dreamt of or heard about.” Greenan adds, “Using words and images from a variety of sources, these works are often injected with the absurd and surreal, heavily influenced by graphic design work I do by day and comic books I have read voraciously throughout the years.”
The artist presented a workshop, Invisible Voices: Zines as Art at the Castellani Art Museum on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This exhibition was a part of the TopSpin series, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets.
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