ARTISTS > Amy Silberkleit

Mother (Dream Time series)
Lithograph, edition of 10 impressions
18" x 18"
March Snow
Two color stone lithograph w/ chine colle
13"h x 15"w
Kaaterskill Clove, Winter
Stone lithograph
22"h x 26"w
Spring Snow
Stone lithograph
20"h x 24"w
Durham Road, January
Stone lithograph
13"h x 15"w
South Mountain Pines
22"h x 28"w
Graphite, colored pencil
25"h x 30"w
Fabric collage
20"h x 24"w

Amy makes detailed renderings of natural objects and landscapes. Her medium is stone lithography, which allows a wide range of tones, the ability to make duplicates without resorting to electronics and the use of other techniques (Chine colle, additional colored inks, e.g.). The stone is an excellent ground for drawing with its fine uniform grain.
Beauty is an important element of Amy's art, but the power and meaning of her pieces rest on their composition. In her landscapes, she selects and frames scenes that leave space for the viewer. The depth and complexity of the rendering draws the viewer in, hoping to see beyond the image. Her still life work finds personality in natural objects, and places them in conversation with each other.

Amy received a B.A. from Stony Brook University where she focused on printmaking, and a Certificate in Natural Science Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens .She was the artistic director of The Rod and the Rose Puppet Theatre and sold puppets and fabric collages in juried craft festivals and to private collectors.

Her lithographs and drawings have been in juried shows at the Spencertown Art Academy, Greene County Council of the Arts, The Art Students League Outreach Program, The NYNJ Trail Conference, The Hudson Valley Art Association, Cooperstown Art Association, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Manhattan Graphic Center, Blue Mountain Gallery, Upstream Gallery as well as The Stagecoach Run Art Show and the Twilight Park Art Exhibition.
Amy is a member of The Society of American Graphic Artists.