Amy Misurelli Sorensen

2018 RAM Artist Fellowship Recipient

"Women. Feminism. Equality. I’ve learned, and I believe, that the personal is political, and this learned belief is what informs my work....I go to bed thinking about current events, the media, and being active in my community. I am curious and sensitive to everything." — Amy Misurelli Sorensen

Artist Statement

As an artist, I specialize in the area of drawing with concentrations in printmaking, painting, and performance. Research engages a conceptual framework to inform media choices and processes but it always begins with drawing and drawing is often the end result. My research is influenced by feminist theory, queer theory, and everyday life.

As a contemporary artist, my work is concerned with distorted images of beauty, identity, and sexuality imposed by societal ideals. My images of women are both provocative and shocking and act as commentary on how women are viewed in contemporary culture.

My 2017 portrait series explores themes of restraint and resistance, female empowerment and Women’s Suffrage. It is inspired by current themes in the media.
 

Artist Interview with RAM's Curator of Exhibitions Lena Vigna.

Visit amymisurellisorensen.com for more information about this artist.

Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2017
Woodcut
35 x 39 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody
Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2017
Woodcut
45 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody
Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled,, 2017
Relief
36 x 39 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody
Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2018
Relief
36 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody
Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2018
Relief print
36 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody
Amy Misurelli Sorensen
Untitled, 2018
Relief print
18 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
Photography: Valerie Moody