Artist Biography: Amy Freeman is a studio artist working in Gainesville, Florida. She maintains two bodies of work; each explore concepts related to the narrative and the culture of domesticity. The first involves a daily painting practice of mindfully observing and recording everyday objects that yearn to tell a story. These small daily paintings become isolated microcosms, poetically reflecting on life. They fuel Amy’s love of storytelling and often ignite the narrative content of her other work. Her second body of mixed media work combines her love of painting and drawing with her family history of sewing and quilting. Inspired by the history of feminism and current political culture, Amy creates paper quilts or collages where the subject/s conveys the intricacies and stresses of the everyday. Traditionally a figurative painter, Amy has earned an MFA and a BA in the studio arts. Amy’s artwork has been exhibited widely and is in a number of private and public collections around the world. She has taught art for twenty years at a number of colleges and universities, including more recently, the University of Florida. She currently teaches privately in her studio. Originally from Maine, Amy has now lived in Gainesville longer than any other place and officially considers it home.