Amy Sillman

Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow - Class of Spring 2009


Current Location: New York


Amy Sillman is a painter who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The curator Claudia Schmuckli has written of her work: “Painting for Amy Sillman is more than just a medium; it is a condition. Marked by doubt and skepticism, Sillman belongs to a generation of painters who came of age during the medium's greatest moment of anxiety and who have reclaimed the medium for themselves.” Sillman's paintings are rich with contradiction, negotiating a complex terrain between opposing forces such as portraiture and abstraction, sloppiness and slowness, the psychological and the aesthetic. In her current work, Sillman is also preoccupied with the issue of color.

Sillman attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts