Amy Cutler

b. 1974, 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 arduous, curious tasks—climbing mountains while carrying goats on their backs, sewing stripes on tigers, balancing stacks of objects on their heads—are often suggested by events in her own life, or something she gleans from magazines and newspapers. In her Tamarind editions, Cutler continued to develop her cryptic narrative, stimulating the imagination with Widow’s Peak and Kayayo (girl-carrier), complimented by Hannah, an up-close yet emotionally distant portrait.

Cutler received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1997 and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Works by the artist are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, N.Y.; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and those of many other distinguished institutions and private individuals.


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Coyote in Quarantine, 2020


Judy Chicago, In Praise of Prarie Dogs, 2019


Hayal Pozanti, 8 (million tons of plastic that go into the sea each year), 2018, 2018


Tara Donovan, Untitled (2016).


Charles Arnoldi, Breaking, 2013


Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Optimists, 2014


Nick Cave, Amalgam (brown), 2015


James Siena, Sagging Infected Triangular Grid, 2012


Kiki Smith, Untitled, 2009