Amy Cutler

b. 1974

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York; lives in Brooklyn, New York.

The exquisite detail of Amy Cutler's fantasy worlds belies their mysterious circumstances. Her portrayal of women engaged in strange tasks--climbing mountains with goats on their backs, sewing stripes on tigers, carrying stacks of objects on their heads--are often suggested by events in her own life, or something she reads in the newspaper or a magazine. With a fairy-tale like quality, she creates a cryptic narrative that stimulates the imagination. In a departure from her groups of women, Amy's lithograph, Hannah, looks more closely, but with a perhaps surprising lack of detail, at the individual. Individual portraits like that of Hannah were featured in an exhibition at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011.