Amy Rice is a founding member of Ministry
of Art, an Elliot Park based arts collective formed
with a mission to "organize and work together to
promote each other's creative endeavors and improve
our community through the collective process."
(2002) She is also a member of Rosalux Gallery, an artist
collective located in Minneapolis' Riverfront District.
Its mission is to provide a commercial exhibition space
for its member artists. (2004)
Amy's work has appeared in "Screaming in Tongues",
Loft Literary Center, 2004, Poetry Chap Book. She was
a featured artist in "Fly East She Said",
Plum Ruby Review Vol. 1 Issue 5 November, 2004 and was
the LP cover artist for"Murzic", Murzic Music,
Released November 2004.
Most of my work is created using large plastic stencils
that I design and cut myself. Often 3-4 different layers
(each layer representing a different color) are needed
to complete an image. I will sometimes cut a stencil
of just an outline of an image and use watercolors,
acrylics or house paint to color it in. Although this
medium is basically a form of printmaking, I have the
freedom to experiment with color, surface texture, and
grouping of objects and thus mood and tone, making each
piece unique. As an art instructor/advocate for adults
with severe and persistent mental illness, I am a true
believer in the powerful healing tool that art can be.
I am inspired in my life and in my art by the struggles
and successes of my clients. I am additionally inspired
by the urban community in which I live, childhood toys,
vintage botanical prints, my dog Ella, bicycles, street
art, and random found objects, collective endeavors
that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion, downright
silliness and things with wings.
Ride a bike.
Love an animal.
Learn something new.
Find your wings.
Make art of it all.