"In the art that I view and in the art that I make, I value a clear and honest voice, I value beauty. When I am working well. I have the feeling of quiet clarity--a stillness that allows the work to flow through me. This stillness feels magical to me. Everything external falls away and what is left is my connection to the clay. I hope to convey that stillness in both my bas-relief work and in my torso work."
Amy Kann lives and works in Philadelphia. Her sculpture is part of the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Museum, The British Museum, The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, The McNay Museum, The National Sculpture Society and The American Numismatic Society. She has most recently been elected as Vice President of the National Sculpture Society, and won the Gold Medal at the National Sculpture Society's 81st Annual Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawley Island SC. Her work has been exhibited in the Pennsylvania Academy of Art Museum, the State of Pennsylvania Museum, the Woodmere Museum and the Brookgreen Gardens Museum. In 2012, she was the Artist in Residence at the Brookgreen Gardens Museum. Her numerous private and public commissions include those from The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, The American Numismatic Society, The Beckman Institute, The Green Wood Cemetery, Seigel and Gale, Jane Bryant Quinn, David Landsberg and Ted Tally. She is the recipient of the Alex J Ettl Grant for Sculpture from the National Sculpture Society. Articles about her work have been written in American Art Collector, Sculpture Review, International Artist and ANS the American Numismatic Society. Numerous additional awards have come from The Pennsylvania State Museum, the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, The Audubon Society, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Society.
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