I prefer to work unconsciously, letting the image emerge through process. Finding an image is different from deliberately setting out to create an image, and in this sense my work is complete exploration. Engagement with materials, human gesture, chance and intention, and the interaction of self and non-self in the creative process through time, all interest me and inform my practice. When confronted with something meaningful or poetic while working, it is the unconscious responding to imagery. By means of the imagination, an aspect of our experience is translated into poetic imagery and then recognized by the senses, which in turn affects our consciousness. If the painting is successful, it becomes a world in and of itself that has the power to alter how we think and feel by way of sensation. It becomes an other for us to encounter.
Amy C. Storey has exhibited in the United States and Canada, as well as internationally. Exhibitions include the 2005 Florence Biennale in Italy; Verfuhrende Warheit: Wissenschaft zwischen Begierde und Bedeutung,
in Magdeburg and Bielefeld, Germany; and the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, B.C., Canada.
Recent solo exhibitions include Paintings From The Ghost Flowers, presented by the Durst Organization and Kathleen Cullen Gallery
in the Conde Nast Building, Times Square, New York, and Site(s) Unseen, at LeClerc Contemporary Gallery, in Norwalk, CT. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, PA; commissions include Anne Taylor, Inc., New York. She has received grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Kentucky Foundation for Women and Monsanto Corporation. Amy lives and works in New York City.