Why are houseplants such a big part of millennial culture? Perhaps because there is such a satisfying simplicity to how they can grow infinite colors and shapes from just dirt, light, and water. Amy's paintings are odes to these plants, featuring them as the protagonist of a fantastical landscape. Sometimes flower sit right in the center like in a Renaissance portrait, while others lean sideways as if desiring to arrive at the sun that appears in many of Amy's paintings. They make you think about the way we animate non-human things to create little magical narratives in our lives..
Amy Lincoln is a New York-based artist who makes carefully observed and imaginatively colored paintings of plants and the natural world. She has shown her work throughout the United States in cities such as New York, Boston, Salt Lake City, and Portland, as well as internationally in Tokyo, Paris, and Beijing. She received an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. Lincoln moved to New York in 2006 upon receiving a Swing Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has also participated in residencies at the Inside Out Art Museum in Beijing as well as Wave Hill in the Bronx. Lincoln grew up in the quiet, tree-lined suburbs Portland, Oregon. Today she lives in Glendale, Queens with her husband, artist Kevin Curran, and their daughter Fiona.