Bio

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A native of Washington, D.C., award-winning artist Amy Heller has been coming to Provincetown every summer since she was a child, walking and combing the beaches with her mother. Amy earned her BA in fine art at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and her MFA in photography at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has been an exhibit specialist for the Smithsonian Museums and the National Gallery of Art, and a photo editor/researcher/curator for U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, Microsoft, and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. She lives year-round on Cape Cod with her husband. 

 

Drawn to the natural world, she finds beauty and grace in the simplest discoveries: intertwining seaweeds, dancing skate egg cases, sand patterns, lyrical forms of sand and sea. Recently she has been making LED mixed-media cyanotype photographs on fabric, inspired by the blue sky, using figures resembling skate egg cases and, in some artworks, using the actual egg cases. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in collections both here and abroad. This includes: the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, the Dimock Gallery at The George Washington University, and many private collections. 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014: "Form: Still + Motion" Cape Cod Museum of Art (MA)

2012: Cultural Center of Cape Cod (MA)

2010, 2012 & 2014: Schoolhouse Gallery (MA)

2008: Esmond-Wright Gallery “Brown + Black + Blue” (MA)

2000 - 2001: Passions Gallery (MA)

1997: Kathleen Dwyer Gallery (MA)

1996: Hampshire College (MA)

1993: Mansion Art Gallery (MD)

1993: Wohlfarth Galleries (DC)

1992: 1521 Gallery (PA)

1991 - 1992: Rising Sun (MA)

1989 - 2006: Provincetown (MA)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022: "Out of the Blue" Provincetown Art Association and Museum (MA)

2022: "Motion" Art Fluent (MA)

2021: "Lost and Found: Time, Tide, and Treasures" Cape Cod Museum of Art (MA)

2019: "Bon Appetit" Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2018: "Botanicals Reinterpreted" South Shore Arts Center (MA)

2018: "Sensory Overload" Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2017: "31 Bodhisattvas" Miller White Fine Arts (MA)

2017: "Conversations of Beauty" Highfield Hall (MA)

2017: "Personal Space" Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2017: “Into the Fire” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2017: “Personal Space” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2016: "Saving Gaia" Miller White Fine Arts (MA)

2016: Printmakers of Cape Cod, Brewster Ladies' Library (MA)

2016: Printmakers of Cape Cod, Creative Arts Center, Chatham (MA)

2016: "Balancing Act" Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2016: "Holiday Invitational" Miller-White Fine Arts (MA)

2016: "Chairs, Windows, and Doors” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2015: “Exposure: Beneath the Layers” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2015: “Piece by Piece II” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2015: “Opposites Attract” Cotuit Center for the Arts (MA)

2015: Cultural Center of Cape Cod (MA)

2014: “Deck the Walls: Provincetown Currents” Snow Library (MA)

2014: Miller-White Fine Arts (MA)

2014: Tao Water Gallery (MA)

2014: Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College (MA)

2014: "Heavenly Bodies" Cultural Center of Cape Cod (MA)

2014: Cape Cod Museum of Art (MA)

2009 - 2014: The Schoolhouse Gallery (MA)        

2008: "Studio Show" Provincetown Art Association and Museum (MA)

2008: Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (MA)

2007 - 2009: Esmond-Wright Gallery (MA)

2006: South Shore Art Center (MA)

2005 - 2006: Gail Browne Gallery, Provincetown (MA)

2004 - 2011: Schoolhouse Gallery, Spring Competition (MA)

2004: Clem & Ursie’s (MA)

1994: The New Pictorialists (DC)

1992: Society for Photographic Education (PA)

1992: The Atheneum (VA)

1992: Focal Point Gallery (NY)

1992: Dockside Art Review of Tidewater (VA)

1992: Lafayette Art Association (LA)

1992: Lake Worth Art League, Inc. (FL)

1992: Museum Without Walls International (NY)

1992: Photowork '92 (FL)

1992: Photo National 1 (MI)

1992: Women's Diverse Reflections Emporia State University (KS)

1991: The Light Factory (NC)

1991: Montana Institute of The Arts (MT)

1991: The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts (PA)

1991: Tartt Gallery (DC)

1991: Celebrate the Arts '91, Gaithersburg (MD)

1991: M.F.A. Thesis Show, Dimock Gallery, The George Washington University (DC)

1991: The Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis (MD)

1991 - 1992: James Madison University, New Image Gallery (VA)

1991 - 1992: Rockville Arts Place (MD)

1990 - 1992: Perkins Center for the Arts (NJ)

1990 - 1991: Northern Virginia Photography Exhibition (VA)

1990 - 1991: Hill Country Art Federation '90 (TX)

1990: Hampshire College 20th Anniversary Exhibition (MA)

1990: National Exposures '90 (NC) 

1990: Artscape '90 Baltimore (MD)

1990: Viridian Gallery (NYC)

1990: Abington Arts Center (PA)

1989 - 1994: Washington Center for Photography (DC)

1989 - 1991: Blatent Image, Silver Eye (PA)

1989 - 1990: Illuminance, Lubbock Fine Arts Center (TX)

1989 - l992: Montgomery College Annual Faculty Exhibition (MD)

1988 - 1992: Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival (PA)

1988 - 1989: LaGrange College, LaMar Dodd Arts Center (GA)

1988 &1990: Three Rivers Art Festival (PA)

1988: Kathleen Ewing Gallery (DC)

1986 - 2014: Provincetown Art Association and Museum (MA)

1986 - 1990: The George Washington University Annual Show, Dimock Gallery (DC)

1985 - 1993: Strathmore Hall (MD)

 

PUBLICATIONS 

2014: “Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places” by Deborah Forman

2014: Provincetown Banner newspaper interview

2008: Provincetown Arts Magazine Article on Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Studio Show” (MA)

2008: The Cape Cod View Magazine Article on Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Studio Show” (MA)

2008: Boston Globe Article on Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Studio Show” (MA)

2007: Peter Donnelly CD “Road With No End”

2007: Provincetown Stars CD

2007 - 2010: Provincetown Music Festival Logo (MA)

2005 - 2022: Provincetown Jazz Festival Logo (MA)

2005: Bart Weisman Group Jazz CD 

2005: Town of Provincetown Annual Report, cover photo (MA)

2005: “Incredible Eyes” by Café Andre publications (CA)

2004: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater 20th Anniversary Program (MA)

2004: Hewlett-Packard Photo Online Competition

1997: ZAVTONE Magazine (Japan)

1993: Book of Days, Calendar (TX)

1992: Viewfinder, Focal Point Press (NY)

1990: Photographer's Forum Magazine May & September Issues

1989: The Photo Review

1988 - 1990: Photographer's Forum Magazine "The Best of College Photography”

1988: Artists' Liaison

 

OTHER

2010 - 2015: Cape Cod Museum of Art Auction (MA)

2010: Provincetown Art Association and Museum Gala Centerpiece (MA)

1994: Washington Center for Photography, Fine Print Program (DC)

 

COLLECTIONS

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Provincetown Art Association and Museum 

Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

The George Washington University

Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

 

AWARDS

1992: Award of Excellence Dockside Art Review of Tidewater (VA)

1992: The Daniel Smith Award Lafayette Art Association (LA)

1990: Maine Photographic Workshop Print Competition

1990: "The Best of College Photography Annual" Photographer's Forum

1989 - 1990: University Fellow, The George Washington University (DC)

1988 - 1992: Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival (PA) & Westmoreland Art Nationals in Photography (PA)

1987 - 1988 & 1990: The David Lloyd Kreeger Award for Photography, The George Washington University (DC)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Picture Professionals

Orleans Cultural Council

Orleans Community Partnership

Snow Library, Craine Gallery Exhibition Committee

Art Synergies

 

EXHIBITION JUROR

2016: Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) “Balancing Act” (MA)

2015: Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) “Opposites Attract” (MA)

2008: C-scape Dune Shack (Provincetown, MA)

TEACHING

The George Washington University (DC)

Montgomery College (MD)

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (MA)