About Amy Marks

Artist Statement for Amy Marks

Texture is the key element of my work.  I am fascinated by textures and patterns and how the arrangement of seemingly unrelated materials of varying color, size, shape and feel can come together to form a cohesive whole. 

When I create mosaics, it’s a meditative experience much like being in nature. Just as nature paints a picture with a mix of shapes, forms, hues and patterns in plants, flowers, trees, and animals, I bring a mix of materials together, each bringing its own texture and fabric to the whole.

I create multi-textured, one-of-a-kind decorative mosaics that incorporate not only glass tile, but also jewelry, stained glass, pottery, beads, millefiori and stones to create variations in height, shape and finish that draw the eye and encourage touch.

I use multiple variations of each color to create a rich color palette. The tight proximity of tiles and objects keeps the viewer’s interest on the mosaic rather than the grout.  The final pieces, made of disparate materials, come together to create an artistic statement that is both visually attractive and tactile. 

Exhibitions

2015 - Mosaics at the Mill II, Arlington, MA (Co-curator)

2013 – Mosaics at the Mill, Arlington, MA

2011 – Member Show, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

2010 – Solo Show at Amazing Things, Framingham, MA

2010 – Off the Wall & Community of Artists Annual Juried Exhibitions, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2009 – The Art of Mosaic, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

Teaching

2016 - Mixed Media Mosaics Workshop at Mosaic Oasis Studio & Falmouth Art Guild

2015 - Mosaic Taster Class, Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply, Arlington, MA

Juried Craft Shows

2015 - Worcester Center for Crafts Annual Festival of Crafts, Worcester, MA

2014 & 15 - Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA

2009 – The Art of Mosaic, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2009 – Art in the Park, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

2011 & 2012 - Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Lincoln, MA

Memberships:
Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA)

New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) - Current President of NEMS

Galleries that have shown my work: 

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Danforth Museum of Art Gift Shop, Framingham, MA

Artitudes, West Newton, MA

The Clever Hand Gallery, Wellesley, MA

NOA Gallery, W. Concord & Boston, MA

Education: 

Mosaics workshops with mosaic artists including: Carol Shelkin, Sonia King, Laurie Mika, Pam Stratton, Lynn Chinn, Cynthia Fisher, Emma Biggs, Kelly Nickerbocker, Sharra Frank, Lisa Houck, Ariel Shoemaker

MS Degree in Marketing and Communications from Boston University, Boston, MA
BS Degree in Foods & Nutrition from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Contact Information

Amy Marks
Contemporary Mixed Media Mosaics
www.amymarksmosaics.com
amyloumarks@gmail.com 
781-899-8041 or 781-635-8770