Amy Kaufman, a noted New England artist, is particularly acclaimed for her monotypes. Under Kaufman's skillful eye and hand, the color and grid patterns of everyday life become abstract oil-based, one-of-a-kind impressions. With each unique print you encounter elements that are bold in some places and elusive in others. Upon intense viewing of each piece, you become more aware of the layers of paint and the exuberant, gestural brushstrokes. The color depth and interplay make a glowing surface, with complex edges and powerful focal points. The richness of the paint applied directly to each piece contrast with the impressions created when the paper goes through the press.
A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Kaufman received her BA from Brandeis University where she studied printmaking with Michael Mazur, and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She continued her studies at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Kaufman has participated in workshops with Eric Fischl, Wolf Kahn, Larry Rivers, and Lois Tarlow. She is a member of the Medici Society at the SMFA, Boston and the Women's Caucus for Art, as well as a Corporate Lending Artist for deCordova's Corporate Program. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art New England magazine. Kaufman's art is in many collections nationwide. She has received awards and has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries throughout New England, Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and New York.