Guided by instinct, the soul of my studio practice is echo, anchor, reflection, and release. The intent is to create a visual uncertainty with relatable moments of representation. Childlike imagination sparks when we negotiate the flux between the dreamlike unconscious and conscious. Keeping that sense of wonder, where the imagination is trying to make sense of the creative space in between what is real and what could be, is what drives me.
Archiving and collecting images are crucial for my current studio practice. Resource material is gathered from childhood books, famous paintings, nature, and inspiration from memory or what dreams inspire. Elements of the subject matter provide mood and temperament that form visual triggers of form, line, color variation, tonal shades, temperature saturation, focus, speed, depth, tension, space, tempo, and fluidity. These environments introduce the viewer to a realm where adult human instinct collides into pure childlike adventure.
Amy Lynne Hofstetter
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Amy Lynne Hofstetter (b. 1986) was born in Oklahoma City, OK and moved to a suburb of Chicago, IL when she was a child. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in studio art with concentrations in painting, printmaking, and drawing in 2008 from Millikin University. She moved back to Oklahoma in 2013. Hofstetter’s work was predominantly figure painting and drawing influenced by Egon Schiele’s expressive line but quickly began to incorporate elements of nature after moving to a rural environment and running a small scale organic farm. She was awarded best in show at the juried Midsummer Night Festival in 2014 through the Firehouse Art Center in Norman, OK and first place at the juried Rock Island Arts Festival in 2014 through the Chickasha Arts Council in Chickasha, OK. In 2015, she moved to Memphis, TN to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing at Memphis College of Art that she obtained in May of 2017. She moved to Tyronza, AR and lived on a certified naturally grown farm where she was titled the resident artist. During her time in Arkansas and the greater Memphis area, she was involved in several artistic endeavors including assisting in a tape mural installation that scaled the entire front end of the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, worked on a film crew for a movie and a few commercials, worked as a finish painter and contract artist for several interior designers, and helped with the opening and developmental build out of an artist residency shared art making center called Crosstown Arts. At Crosstown Arts she had several rolls such as: furniture production technician, wood shop assistant manager/technician and safety trainer, art preparator for art shows in the connected galleries and more. Presently, she is residing in Madison, AL where she is excited to be teaching studio classes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and continuing her studio practice at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment studio #2033.