Amy Lincoln is a New York-based painter. Her work often depicts plants, indoor and outdoor spaces, and people. She has shown throughout the United States in cities such as New York; Boston; and Portland, Oregon, as well as internationally in Tokyo, Paris, and Beijing. Lincoln moved to New York in 2006 upon receiving a Swing Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She received an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. She has participated in the Inside Out Art Museum artist residency as well as the Wave Hill Winter Workspace. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Kevin Curran, and their daughter Fiona.
“MY WORK PRIMARILY focuses on landscapes and still lifes filled with specific plant species. Plants are my favorite subject matter in part because I live in Brooklyn, and miss spending time in natural environments.”
“I GATHER SOURCE MATERIAL for my work with photography, drawings, and Google searches. This process, along with the process of creating the paintings, allows me to surround myself with plants.”
“I OFTEN BASE PAINTINGS on trips I take to places outside the city with interesting flora, such as the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, or the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, where I grew up.”
“WHEN I CAN'T LEAVE the city, I go for a walk, drawing inspiration from flowers and trees growing in cemeteries, parks, and my neighbors’ gardens.”