Amy Ordoveza paints small, precise still-lifes in gouache, gradually building up the paint in translucent layers to achieve rich colors and refined edges. Through her paintings, she has explored the significance that can become attached to ordinary objects.
After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in painting, Amy went on to earn an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and an MAT in art education from George Mason University. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings throughout the United States and internationally, and taught art for Fairfax County Public Schools and Arlington Adult Education. Amy lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
"My recent still-life paintings are inspired by places that have been important to me. I present delicate paper-cut objects and tableaus that evoke significant details from my memories. As I slowly build up the paint in layers, I preserve fleeting daylight, a fragile object, and fading memory in a frozen moment. I am interested in exploring themes of home, migration, and impermanence." Amy Ordoveza, Artist Statement, 2019
Amy Ordoveza attending the opening of her first solo exhibition "Recollected in Tranquility" at Argyle Fine Art, April 20th, 2019.
Amy Ordoveza's "Recollected in Tranquility" continues to May 8th.
Click here to view the exhibition online.