Amy Kann

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"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."

Artist Bio

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.

Education

  • Amy Kann recieved her B.F.A in 1979 from Philidelphia College of Art
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 1997-1999.

Solo and Juried Exhibitions

2015

  • The Power of Three, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC

2014

  • Art of State, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
  • National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens Museum SC
  • Hudson Valley Art Association 82cnd Annual, New York, NY
  • Art Renewal Center Finalist

2013

  • Principle Gallery, “Beyond the Surface, Conceptual Realism,” Alexandria, VA
  • Principle Gallery, “Grand Opening Exhibition.” Charleston, SC
  • Scottsdale Exhibition Gallery, “Small Sculpture Invitational”  Scottsdale, AZ
  • “The Rainey Master Sculptor Exhibition,” Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island, SC
  • Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC
  • Allied Artists of America 100th Annual Exhibition 2013, New York, NY
  • The Straz Center Performing Arts Center and The National Sculptor Society Exhibition, Tampa, FL
  • American Medallic Sculpture Association Exhibit at The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC

2012

  • State Board of Ethics, “Likeness” Exhibition Philadelphia PA
  • Evoke Gallery, “Re-representing the Nude” Sante Fe NM
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual , 116th Exhibition, New York, NY
  • The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, The National Sculpture Society 79th Annual Exhibition, Pawleys Island, SC
  • The Salmagundi Club Annual Non Member Exhibition, New York, NY

2011

  • Portrait Society of America International Competition, Washington, DC
  • The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, The National Sculpture Society 78th Annual Exhibition, Pawleys Island, SC
  • The Salmagundi Club Annual Non Member Exhibition, New York, N.Y
  • The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island SC.: The Art of Medal: Past and Present Allied Artists of America New York, NY: 2011 Annual Exhibition
  • National Sculpture Society “Love” Exhibition

2010

  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia PA.: The Anatomy Now Exhibition
  • GRAHAM Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  • Portrait Society of America 5th Annual Members Competition, Tallahassee FL.: Second Place Award
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum: Artists Portraits and Self Portraits,
  • Narcissus in the Studio Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.Guest lecturer, The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island, S.C
  • Nominated for The Anonymous Was a Woman Award
  • The National Sculpture Society 77th Annual Exhibition, The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  • Allied Artists of America 2010 Annual Exhibition. New York, N.Y.
  • National Sculpture Society Recent Works Exhibition

2009

  • Portrait Society of America International Competition
  • The National Sculpture Society, 76th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y. and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, S.C.
  • Woodmere Museum Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Salmagundi Club Non Member Juried Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y.
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual 113th Exhibition, New York, N.Y.
  • Allied Artists of America Annual 96th Exhibition, New York, N.Y.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Art Fellowship Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.

2008

  • The Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. Group Show
  • The National Sculpture Society 75th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y. and The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, S.C
  • Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition
  • National Association of Women Artists, Small Works exhibit, New York, N.Y.
  • Red River Valley Museum National Juried show
  • The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of State exhibit
  • The Salmagundi Club Non Member Show New York, N.Y
  • The Audubon Society 66th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y.
  • Allied Artists of America 95th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y.

2006

  • Morris Whiteside Gallery, Hilton Head, S.C. Group Show
  • James Graham and Sons, New York, N.Y. Group Show
  • The National Sculpture Society, 73rd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC
  • Stephen Score Inc., Beacon Hill, MA: Solo Show
  • Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Group Show

2005

  • James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
  • The National Sculpture Society, 72nd Annual Exhibition, New York. NY and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC:
  • The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA : Group Show
  • Gallery C, Philadelphia, PA : Group Show

2004

  • QBIX Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Group Show
  • Sculpture New Hope 2004, New Hope, PA: Group Show

2003

  • Artists House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Group Show
  • Sculpture New Hope 2003, New Hope, PA: Group Show
  • The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Group Show

2002

  • National Sculpture Society, 69th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC
  • The Nexus Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Group Show

2001

  • The Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Group Show
  • The National Sculpture Society, 68th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC

1989

  • The Museum of Shermbeck, Germany: Group Show
  • Pen and Brush Society, New York, NY: Group Show

1988

  • Pen and Brush Society, New York, NY: Group Show
  • The National Sculpture Society Competiton, New York, NY

1987

  • Roger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Awards and Honors

  • Elected as Vice President of The National Sculpture Society 2014
  • PA State Museum, Art of State, Harrisburg PA. Second Place Award
  • National Sculpture Society 81st Annual. Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawley Island SC. Gold Medal Award
  • ARC Finalist
  • The Salmagundi Club Annual Exhibition
  • Juror of awards for the CLAC Annual Exhibition
  • Juror of the National Sculpture Society 79th Annual Exhibition
  • Allied Artists of America 100th Annual Exhibition: The Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Award 2013
  • Juror of the 2013 Alex J Ettl Grant
  • Elected into The National Sculpture Society as a Fellow 2012
  • Elected as a board member of the National Sculpture Society 2012
  • The Rainey Master Sculptor Residency 2012, The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island, SC.
  • Portrait Society of America International Competition 2011, Atlanta GA.: Award of Exceptional Merit
  • State of Pennsylvania Museum Second Place Award “Art of State”
  • The American Numismatic Society, New York, NY: The ANS Medal Commission 2011
  • The National Sculpture Society 78th Annual Exhibition: The Tallix Polich Prize 2011
  • The Salmagundi Club Non Member Show 2011, New York, N.Y.: Second Place Award for Sculpture, The Olivia Olsson Memorial Award
  • The Brookgreen Garden Museum 2010 Medal Commission, The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Pawleys Island, SC.
  • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual 113th Exhibition 2010, New York, N.Y.: Lilia Gardin Sawyer Award
  • The Portrait Society of America Members-Only Competition: Second Place Award 2010
  • Elected member of Allied Artists of America, New York, NY 2010
  • Juror for The National Sculpture Society Scholarships 2010
  • Allied Artists of America 97th Annual exhibition, New York, N.Y.: The Eliot Liskin Award
  • Juror of the Stimson Award 2010 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition 2009, Philadelphia, PA.: First Place Award
  • Allied Artists of America 95th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y.: Raymond H. Brumer Memorial Award 2008
  • Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition 2008, Washington, D.C.: Best in Show Award
  • The National Sculpture Society 75th Annual Exhibition, New York NY and The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC.: Bronze Medal Award 2008
  • The National Sculpture Society 75th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y. and Brookgreen Gardens Museum, S.C.: Bronze Medal Award 2008
  • The Salmagundi Club Non Member Show, New York, N.Y.: First Place Award for Sculpture, The Joseph Hartley Memorial Award 2008
  • Red River Valley Museum National Juried show, Vernon, Texas.: Certificate of Merit Award 2008
  • The Audubon Society 66th Annual Exhibition, New York, N.Y.: The Richard L. Marini Award 2008
  • Elected into The National Sculpture Society as an Elected Member 2006
  • The National Sculpture Society, New York, N.Y.: The Alex J. Ettl Grant 2006
  • The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC: The Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award 2005
  • The National Sculpture Society, 72nd Annual Exhibition, New York. NY
  • The Nexus Gallery, New York, N.Y.: Best in Show 2002
  • The National Sculpture Society, 68th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY and The Brookgreen Gardens Museum, SC: The Eliot Gantz Award 2001
  • The National Sculpture Society, New York, N.Y.: First Prize, The Portrait Award 2001
  • Juror for National Figure Modeling Competition, NSS and New York Academy of Art

Selected Collections

  • The Smithsonian Museum: Permanent Collection, Washington, DC
  • The British Museum: Permanent Collection, London England
  • The Brookgreen Gardens Museum: Permanent Collection, Pawley Island, SC
  • The McNay Museum: Permanent Collection, Sam Antonio, TX
  • The National Sculpture Society: Permanent Collection, New York, NY
  • The Museum of Shermbeck Germany: Permanent Collection, New York, NY
  • The American Numismatic Society: Permanent Collection, New York, NY
  • Collection of Cameron Shay, Director of Sculpture, James Graham and Sons
  • Collection of Ted Tally, Screenwriter: Silence of the Lambs
  • Collection David Landsberg, Executive Producer/Writer
  • Portrait Bust of Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek Columnist
  • Portrait Bust Joel Koppelman, President/CEO of Primavera Software
  • Collection of Jim Dicke
  • Collection Steven Schklair, Founder & CEO, 3ality Digital
  • Brett Bothwell; BB Architectural Design Studio, New York, NY
  • Collection of Mish Tworkowski, Owner of Mish New York Jewelry
  • Collection of Pat and Lynda Dunnigan
  • Collection of Helene Berger, Vice President of JESNA