Amy E Witte was born in April of 1970.  She grew up in the small farming community of Petersburg, Iowa.  She has degrees in Printmaking, Photography, and Bookmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and Arizona State University.  Amy received a 3rd place award at the DUMA 2017 Biennial and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art recently purchased '7 Deadly Twins' for their permanent collection.

Her books, prints and paintings, have been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions.  

Statement:  I use abandoned photographs to distort history.  The real history of my photographs, has been discarded by their previous owner for whatever reason.  What was once a document of time or a cherished memory now becomes a whole new twisted story. 

Encaustic paint, collage and assemblage suit me best.  The idea of nature versus nurture and the absurdity of human nature have always peaked my interest.  Using motifs inherent to biology and psychology and a heavy use of ephemera, I create a dialog about the mundane, to that of the arousing.  The ensuing images end up being humorous and sardonic.  Each, with a title that adds context and reflects my personality and perversity.

Amy E Witte

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