Maryland based artist, Amy Fix, is passionate about capturing her subject beyond physical likeness. Each portrait is driven by the subject’s personality, energy, and individuality. Her current body of work layers charcoal pencil with powdered, compressed, and vine charcoal to create tonal exploration and subtle mark-making.
Her favorite subjects range from farm animals and children to symbolic and literal portraits of story-filled houses. Her current series, “Portraits of Home,” portrays meaningful floral arrangements that represent the places the artist has called home.
With a Master’s Degree in Fine Art, Amy has received several awards and scholarships, including the College of Graduate Studies Research and Travel Award and the Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship. She has been featured in the “Exploring the Arts” magazine at Georgia Southern University. Amy exhibits nationally and has art in LaGrange Art Museum’s permanent collection. She presently resides in Harford County with her husband and three-year old son. Her art can be viewed at The Nest on Main and at the Harford Artist’s Gallery in Bel Air, MD.
Awards & Scholarships
February 2016 – LaGrange Juried Regional Exhibition Purchase Award, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.
April 2012 – College of Graduate Studies Research and Travel Award awarded for Gender Representation in Art in New York, New York. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
August 2011 – Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship awarded for fiber studies. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
April 2011 – Graduate Women and Gender Studies Research/Project Award for thesis research on gender and body image. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
Collections, Exhibitions, & Residencies
2020 – Residency, Annmarie Sculpture Gardens & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
2020 – 31st National Drawing and Print on Paper Competitive Exhibition, Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD.
2020 – She: An Expression of Womanhood Juried Exhibition, AnneMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.
2016 – LaGrange Regional Juried Art Exhibition, LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA.
2016 – “Stephen,” LaGrange Art Museum Private Collection.
2013: “Zero,” and “Untitled,” Statesboro Plastic Surgery Private Collection.
2012: Faculty Exhibition. Georgia Southern University’s CAT, Statesboro, GA.
2012: First Annual Breast Cancer Foundation Art Exhibit, Group Exhibition for Statesboro Bulloch County BreastCancer Foundation. 28 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA.
2012: The Naked Truth, Online Juried Exhibition, Linus Galleries. [http://linusgallery.com/juried-exhibitions/the-naked-truth-artist-amy-fix-black-lets-play-the-game/]
2012: Skin Deep: The Elusive Aphrodite, MFA Thesis Exhibition. Georgia Southern University’s CAT, Statesboro, GA.
2011: Tipping the Scale: Size in Art. Two Person Show. Averitt Center of the Arts, Legends Gallery. Statesboro, GA.
2010: Women MFA Candidates. Group Exhibition. Averitt Center for the Arts Legends Gallery. Statesboro, GA.
May 2010: Portraiture 2010, Juried Exhibition. Averitt Center for the Arts Main Gallery. Statesboro, GA.
January 2010: Figure Co-op Exhibition. Averitt Center for the Arts, Legends Gallery, Statesboro, GA.
Fall 2009: Faces 2009. Georgia Southern University’s CAT, Statesboro, GA.
May 2009 – BFA Senior Exhibition. Georgia Southern University’s CAT, Statesboro, GA.
May 2009 – Juried Undergraduate Studio Art Student Exhibition 2009. Georgia Southern University’s CAT, Statesboro, GA.
Fall 2012 – Volunteer Artist for Casting Out Cancer for Statesboro Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation.Spring 2012 – Spring 2003 – Volunteer at Georgia Southern University’s AnnualArtsFest.Spring 2011 – President and founding member of the Figure Drawing Club., Fall 2010 – Co-coordinator forFigure Drawing Co-op, and Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 – Figure Drawing Co-opFall 2009 – Spring 2010 – Graduate Representative of Student Art League.Spring 2009 -Vice President of Print and Paper Society.
Conference & Symposia
November 12, 2011 – Skin Deep: The Elusive Aphrodite presented at “Texture” Juried Graduate Poster Presentation, South Eastern College Art Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
April 12, 2011 – Skin Deep presented at the Women and Gender Studies ResearchShowcase. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
March 31, 2011 – The Elusive Aphrodite presented at the Graduate ResearchSymposium. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
March 5, 2011 – How Art and Feminist Readings Inform a Figurative Study of Self- Reflection presented as part of the panel, “Feminist Theory, Reflective Writing, and Art.” At the Women’s Studies Symposium “Finding Our (Grass) Roots: Activism, Theory, and the Future of Feminism.” Augusta State University, Augusta, GA.