I am working exclusively with landscape imagery in my paintings and drawings. I seek out natural subjects that emanate a strong unique feeling. I discover these moments in forests as I’m walking or on the side of the road as I’m driving. It could be an unusual color or shape, a personified form, or a space that takes on an unexpected symmetry. I like the experience of having images rear up in my peripheral vision and demand making.
Amy Talluto was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995 and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2001.
She has shown her paintings across the country, especially in New York and Chicago. She has recently had solo shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson), Roos Arts (Rosendale), Black & White Gallery (Brooklyn) and Packer Schopf Gallery (Chicago). Previous shows include a two-person exhibition at PS 122 Gallery in New York, and several group shows, including exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz, NY, Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA, Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx; Field Projects and the Abrons Art Center in New York; and Kentler International Drawing Center in Brooklyn. She has been a resident artist at the Provincetown Dune Shacks, Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY, and the Vermont Studio Center.
She lives and works in Hurley, NY and Brooklyn, NY.