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Intaglio, Book Arts, Pyrography, Sculpture

Amy Kitchin

Before moving to the DC area, I lived in Boston, MA, where I completed my MA degree in Arts Management. I also worked for performing arts organizations, such as the Boston Lyric Opera, and other non-profits like the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. I taught evening classes in collage and design at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

After moving to Arlington, VA, I resolved to redirect my creative skills toward visual art, and became a member of Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria, VA. I served on their board between 2019-2021 as director of volunteers. I currently work full-time as an operations manager at Art Enables, an artist studio and gallery in Washington, DC that supports adult artists with disabilities.

A printmaker at heart, I also enjoy working in a variety of art and craft mediums like pyrography, paper maché sculpture, bookbinding, and scratch art. Much of my subject matter centers on nature’s flora and fauna, in very fine and stylized detail, and in perspectives that are familiar and unfamiliar.

I’m drawn to the beautiful color and detail of botanical engraved prints and studies of human and animal anatomy. I’m also inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and adore the black-and-white illustrations by Rockwell Kent.

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