Amy Lincoln makes imaginative, intensely hued paintings of the natural world. After painting plants for many years, she chooses to simplify her imagery in this new body of works depicting air, water, light and clouds, none of which has a local color or concrete form. Every bit of matter in this world can reflect or refract light and appear in any possible color. While Amy's paintings feel spacious, they have intricately considered every inch of the surface.
I am inspired by folk art and naïve painting such as works
by Henri Rousseau or Ivan Rabuzin. Sometimes the idea
for a painting is inspired by the weather, such as
lightning, a rainbow, an overcast sky. The starting point
might also be a color I see on an interior design blog, or
from something I see on a TV show about physics and
The clouds and moon in the paintings are often modeled
and sculptural, but other things like stars are flat and
painted like a symbol. I paint the waves of the ocean in
distinct rows, as you might see in a stage set. The sun is
an opportunity for an abstract pattern radiating out from
I like systematically transitioning from one color to
another in bands across the surface of the painting, to
create an illusion of space and also to discover
unexpected colors along the way.
- Amy Lincoln
Amy Lincoln is a New York-based artist. Amy will have her UK solo debut with Taymour Grahne Projects in Summer 2022. She has had solo shows at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York and Monya Rowe Gallery in Saint Augustine, FL. She has also participated in group shows at New York galleries including Sargent’s Daughters, Regina Rex, Norte Maar, and Thierry Goldberg, as well as Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA among many others. Amy has been awarded residencies such as the Wave Hill Winter Workspace program, the Inside Out Art Museum Residency in Beijing, and 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. Her work is included in the Beth Rudin DeWoody collection. Amy lives and works in Glendale, Queens.