Amy Furman

I am primarily a painter, but I have always worked as a printmaker making monotypes. I enjoy drawing and painting on a plexiglas plate which I then print using an etching press. After that, my work goes through many stages of transformation: In some of the work you see here, I have used pieces of the print to create a collage on paper or canvas and often I apply watercolor to the final collage. In other work, I have sewn the printed pieces together using a sewing machine, cut them up and then glued them down on canvas.

I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting. During the summer between sophomore and junior year I studied in Vermont with James Gahagan, a student of Hans Hoffman. That summer was critical for my becoming a painter. Later I attended Lesley College and earned an M.Ed in Art and Expressive Therapies. I worked as an art/recreational therapist in a community mental health center, taught in public and private schools and taught an art education course at Wheelock College. I currently work full time as an artist at Full Tilt Print Studio, an artist’s cooperative in Boston and in my painting studio at nearby Motherbrook Art Center. My work is in many private collections, businesses and hospitals.

Slash Dash, 4×8, monoprint collage

Untitled, 7×15, collage monotype

Untitled, 20×25, collage monotype

Untitled, 20×25, collage monotype

Untitled, 20×18, collage monotype

Untitled, 20×30, monotype and button collage