Amy Königbauer is an artist and teacher, born and raised near Detroit, Michigan. There is very little separation between the work she creates in the studio and her practice in the classroom. Amy holds an MFA in the Creative Practice from Transart Institute, a certificate in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and a BFA in Photography from The University of Michigan. She currently resides in Montpelier, Vermont where advises a personalized learning program called The Pilot, in which public school students design their own curriculum and are given more autonomy in their learning.
Amy’s artwork pursues various ways to facilitate exchange and create space for contemplation with, and through, the audience. Relying on vulnerability to allow for deeper connection, her work often offers an experience rather than a tangible object. In these ephemeral moments connections are revealed, illuminating how people relate to one another, as well as how they relate to themselves. Participation in her work brings forth a sense of humanity and is intended to heal or address the cultural wounds that run deep within us, allowing us to slow down and appreciate the delicacy of human experience.
See more of Amy’s work at www.amyek.com.