Susan Amons develops her large-scale monotypes by creating a group of mylar shapes, which she then inks, prints, and re-inks, building up color layers and altering spatial relationships. A series of related works evolve from the printed collection of cutout shapes. “What I enjoy most about this process,” she says, “is that I am able to pursue multiple variations of my original idea.” Her work has been influenced by artists such as Nancy Spero, Mary Frank, Milton Avery, and the painters of ancient pottery and prehistoric caves.
Amons received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Over the course of the last twenty-five years, her work has been exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows throughout New England. It can be found in the collections of the Olin Art Museum at Bates College and in the Boston Public Library’s Prints & Drawings Collection.
Ms. Amons is the recipient of multiple fellowships from the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York, and from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. She has been awarded several grants from the Maine Arts Commission and has been commissioned by the Maine Percent for Art Commission for numerous projects.
Amons’ work is represented by the Cheryl Pelavin Gallery and the National Association of Women Artists Gallery in New York, as well as by galleries in Kennebunkport and Portland, Maine. She lives and works in Biddeford, Maine.
Babbidge Library, Stevens Gallery
Curator: Dennis Thornton