Amy Jorgensen

BIOGRAPHY

 

Amy Jorgensen is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice involves creating conceptual, immersive works that blend photography, performance and video. In the realization of her work, she mines historical and contemporary perspectives to explore alternate and intersecting narratives of the body, desire, violence and power. Born in Milan, Italy, she received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, and an MFA from the University of California San Diego. With recent solo exhibitions at LA><Art in Los Angeles, Elizabeth Houston Gallery in NYC, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and Nox Contemporary, Jorgensen’s selected exhibitions include FAIR the first all-women art fair during Miami Art Week, GuatePhoto Festival in Guatemala City, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Oceanside Museum of Art, AIPAD in NYC, Museum of Art at BYU, The Situation Room in Los Angeles, Center for Fine Art Photography, Filter Space in Chicago, CUAC, and Video Space.  Jorgensen was recently honored as one of Utah’s Most Influential Artists, she is a recipient of multiple fellowships and grants including a GSA grant and an Individual Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council, and her work is included in public and private collections. She and her work have been featured in Artnet News, HyperAllergic, Huffington Post, New York Arts Magazine, Don’t Take Pictures, Katalog, At Length Magazine, Strange Fire Collective, Dialogue, Lenscratch and others. She recently organized and co-curated the publishing and exhibition of DE|MARCATION, the first comprehensive look at the state of contemporary photography in Utah. Dedicated to the arts as a maker, facilitator and educator, she is currently the Executive Director and Chief Curator at Granary Arts, an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Snow College where she is head of photography, a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Arts Council, and a member of the Acquisition Committee for the State of Utah Fine Art Collection. Jorgensen lives and works remotely in the high plains desert of Utah.