Statement & Resume



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Amy Casey, "Critical Mass" solo show at Zg Gallery, Chicago


After any pendulum swing of chaos grinds to a slow halt, there will come a time when you will have to decide if you are going to wallow in the rubble or take what remains and create a new empire.

Building upon recent work, I have been in search of a solid ground. A bit less kinetic than past work, I have been trying to take what was left of the world in my paintings and create a stability of sorts, thinking about community ties and the security (or illusion of security) needed to nurture growth.  Cities are fascinating creatures that I am just beginning to scratch the surface of. The work and organization that goes into a city’s creation and evolution, the constant shifting and adaptations and the sometimes hidden history of these changes, and a city’s dependence on civilian cooperation are things I like to think about. Reflecting this interest, burgeoning cities have begun to fill in the voids in my paintings. As in life, with a sort of trial and error, some efforts work better in making the whole precarious heap hum. I am consistently fascinated by the resilience of life and our ability to keep going in the face of sometimes horrendous or ridiculous circumstances. My paintings celebrate this fascination and my love of the urban landscape.



B.F.A., Painting major, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1998 Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT (summer)
1992 Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, Erie, PA (summer)
1991-94 School of the Performing and Visual Arts, Erie, PA
Awards & Residencies:
2021 TaipeiXCle Residency, Bamboo Curtain Studio, 2 month Artist Residency, Taipai, Taiwan (Fall 2021)
2020 The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, 3 month Artist Residency Program,  Taos, NM
2019 Vermont Studio Center for Painting, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
2018 Vermont Studio Center for Painting, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
2017 Arteles Creative 1 month Residency Program, Arteles Center, Haukijärvi, Finland
2015 Artist in Resident, Rasmuson Foundation, 2 month Residency, Bunnell S. Arts Center, Homer, AK
2011 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2010 Artist in Resident, F.A. Work Center. 3 month Summer Resident, Provincetown, MA, OH Arts Council
2009 Recipient: Emerging Artist of the Year, Cleveland Arts Prize, Cleveland, OH
Recipient: Creative Workforce Fellowship,
Community Partnership for Arts & Culture, Cleveland, OH
2007 Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Award Grant, Columbus, OH
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Biennial 24, 1st Place, Juror’s Award, South Bend, IN
2006 Artist in Resident, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
National Arts Program Exhibition, Kelly Randall Gallery, 1st Place Award, Best of Show, Cleveland, OH
2005 National Arts Program Exhibition, Kelly Randall Gallery, 1st Place Award, Best of Show, Cleveland, OH

The Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Award, Johnson, VT
Erie Art Museum, 80th Annual Spring Show, Juror’s Award, juror: James Yood, Erie, PA

2002 Visiting Artist, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Kroger Award of Excellence, Art on View, Juror’s Award, juror: Petra Fallaux
2001 Erie Art Museum, 78th Annual Spring Show, Juror’s Award, juror: Fred Wilson, Erie, PA
2000 Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation Award for New Work, Drawn Together

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship- Yale Summer School of Art and Music
John Paul Wrobbel Painting Prize
Myrtle Waintrup Givelber Prize

1997 Selma A. Walzer Painting Scholarship
Solo Exhibitions:
2021 Amy Casey, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
2019 Amy Casey, Lost at the Bottom of the World, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Amy Casey, A Forest of Uncertain Things, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Amy Casey, Critical Mass, New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artists and Architecture: Projection/Convergence/Intersection, Moss Art Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2016 Amy Casey, Hold On, New Paintings, Foley Gallery, NY, NY
2015 Amy Casey, Expansion, New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Amy Casey, Balancing New Growth, New Paintings, Foley Gallery, NY, NY
Amy Casey, Putting Down Roots, New Paintings, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


Amy Casey, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Amy Casey, Building Towards a Solid Ground, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 "Boomtown," Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL  read reviews
2010 "Amy Casey," Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center,  Provincetown, MA
2009 "Amy Casey," Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Uncertain Times," Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL  read reviews
2008 "Amy Casey, New  Paintings," POV Evolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 "Things Fall Apart," Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL  read reviews
"Amy Casey & Breehan James," Parish Hall, Cleveland, OH
2006 Strange Days, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Zygote Press, Cleveland OH
2005 life as we know it, Studio Warszawa Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2004 Creeping Through, Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, OH
2002 Amy Casey, New Paintings, Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, OH
Group Shows:

Zg Upcoming, Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
The New (ab)Normal, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
State of the Art 2020, group show, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
4 Women, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


Zg Summer Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Work@Play, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small Works, group show, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
Nature vs. Everything, group show, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN


Paper or Plastic, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
A House is Not a Home, group show, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, OH
Urban Legends, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
CAN Triennial 2018, 78th Street tudios, Cleveland, OH
Zg Summer Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


Zg Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Paper Please, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Para-Natural World, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 Contemporary Art Hatching, Traveling group show curated by C. Bluestone, Southern Ohio Museum & Cultural Center, Portsmouth, OH, Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH and Massillon Museum, OH
2015 New American Paintings, Midwest Edition, juried by Staci Boris, curator, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Zg Winter Group Show,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Rarely Home: Cathie Bleck & Amy Casey,"  Marie Bell Art Projects, Cleveland, OH
Zg Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Space//Squared group show curated by Sven Davis, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Obsessive Intricacies, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
Norwood & Underline Present, Underline Gallery, New York, NY

Zg Spring Group Show, Chicago, IL


Tale of Two Cities, Reinberger Galleries, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Architectural Deinforcement: Constructing Disaster and Decay, Cerritos College, Norfolk, CA
Norwood Club, New York, NY
Space/Form, group show, curated by Sven Davis, Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR
Zg Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Erie Art Museum, 89th Annual Spring Show, Juror’s Award, juror: Emily Hubley, Erie, PA
Zg 10th Anniversary, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Curator: Rob Wilson


April Sky, Vaudeville Park, New York, NY
In the Trees: “TWIN PEAKS” 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition,
Clifton’s Brookdale, Los Angeles, CA
Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Spacelift, group show,  Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH


State of the City, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
House WARNING, Hopkins Hall Gallery, University of Ohio, Columbus OH
Community and Loneliness, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

MMX  group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL


There Goes the Neighborhood,  Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Halpert Biennial 09,
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Big Three,
Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Movers and Shakers, POV Evolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The American Scene,
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE


Infrastructure, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Aqua Art Fair
, Miami, FL
Painting Pink Pajamas,
curated by Heather Brammier, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, IL
Amy Casey/Amy Kligman / Minerva Ortiz
, Project Space, Kansas City, MO
URBANIC: Sightlines and Microcosm
, Moxie Dada, Pittsburgh, PA
Zg Summer Show,
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Living in Your Imagination: SPACES 30th Anniversary
, SPACES gallery, Cleveland, OH
21st Annual McNeese
National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Alex Lukas, Chris Pew, Amy Casey, White Walls, San Francisco, CA

2007 Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
24th Biennial, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, IN
2006 Leave 'Em Wanting More #4, 1300, Cleveland, OH
48 Hours of Art, BK Smith Gallery, Painesville, OH
3 Artists: Amathin, Amy Casey, Liz Maugans, E Gordon Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2005 NEO+1, invitational, Murray Hill Galleries, Cleveland, OH
Amy Casey and Vesna Jovanovic, Roygbiv Gallery, Columbus, OH
Amy Casey and Lavely Miller, Miller + Weitzel Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2004 8-Hour Drawings, VII, Bowman and Penelec Galleries, Meadville, PA
2003 Selections III,  group show, SPACES gallery, Cleveland, OH
80th Annual Spring Show, regional juried show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
3 Artists, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Art on View, The Dairy Barn Cultural Center, Athens, OH

Solo Exhibition, Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, OH
79th Annual Spring Show, regional juried show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Art on View, juried show, The Dairy Barn Cultural Center, Athens, OH
Things That Do Not Move, invitational group show, Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, OH


1st Cleveland Biennial Exhibition, regional juried show, CSU Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH
78th Annual Spring Show, regional juried show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Twenty-something,national juried show, Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI
Galex 35, national juried show, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL


PDA, national juried show, Eye Five Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Chroma, juried show, Marilyn Philby Gallery, Evanston, IL
Drawn Together, juried show, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1999 Art for the New Millennium, group show, Grinning Byrd Gallery, Cleveland Hts., OH
1998 Fellows Midterm, group show, Yale Summer School Gallery, Norfolk, CT
1997 Wet Paint, group show, McCullough Center Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1996 Mutations, invitational group show, The Arcade, Providence, RI

Imaginary Builds, creatures populate "Paper Please" show at Zg Gallery, by Louise Burton, Chicago Tribune, 4/13/17
Makers: Amy Casey, by
Brittany M. Hudak, CAN Journal: Collective Arts Network | Cleveland, April 2017


Pick of the Week: Amy Casey "Expansion"  Chicago Tribune, Sept. 10, 2017
Cities in the Sky: Amy Casey's Art Lifts Cleveland to a Higher Plane, by Carlo Wolff, Canvas Magazine, Oct. 3, 1015


New American Paintings, No#113, 2014 Midwest Ed. juried by Staci Boris, Curator, Elmhurst Art Museum, IL
Interior Design Magazine, January 2014 issue, p.187

2013, "Putting Down Roots: New Paintings of Urban Growth and Turmoil", "Interview with Amy Casey" by Elizabeth Coleman 2/12/13
Manufacturing Uncertainty, Marlia Banning. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc, 2013, cover
Urban Affairs Review, vol 49, number 1-3,  2013, cover

2012, Amy Casey, “Building Toward a Solid Ground”, 2/29/12
Pasajes Arquitectura y Critica, No122, April 2012, cover, feature
San Francisco Chronicle, Visual Arts, “Amy Casey”
preview by Stephanie Wright Hession
Nutshell:Art, Poetry and Short Fiction, #3, Cover
Harpers Magazine, Jan 2012, Images accompanying article “Stop Payment!” by Christopher Ketcham
Making A Case, 306090 Books, Volume 14 “boom town” p48-55 feature


Chicago Tribune, "Apocalyptic Ends, Intriguing Starts" review by Lori Waxman, illustrated, July 28, 2011, pg. 62
Little Thing Magazine, “Amy Casey” April 2011,
illustrated, China
Maisonneuve Magazine, “Amy Casey” March 2011,
illustrated Quebec, Canada
WHOA Magazine, “Amy Casey”  March 2011,
Free Hugs Magazine, “Amy Casey” February 2011,
cover & illustrated, Russia
Juxtapoz, “Amy Casey” Jan. 2011,
Konstructive: The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends Magazine, The Hague,  2011


Elephant Magazine, "Post Real" Summer 2010
Orion Magazine, May/June 2010 issue, pg. 16, illustrated

Aorta Radical Art Magazine, Issue #3, May 2010, illustrated
Vain Magazine, Spring 2010 issue, Cover by Amy Casey
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty, Tony Hoagland, Graywolf Press, Feb. 2010, Cover


New American Paintings, #83, 2009 juror: Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Cover
Out Chicago Magazine, “Amy Casey,”by Lauren Weinberg, October 1-7, 2009, issue 240, pg. 47
Middle Cyclone, Music CD by Neko Case, images in CD & Album Art
CAN Art Life Design Magazine, September 2009, pgs. 2, 8, 108 – 113,  illustrated
The Plain Dealer, MOCA
Cleveland's summer show's poetic, provocative works echo the plight of cities
Steven Litt,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Anniversary Show,” review by Victoria Donohoe, p.W27, July 10, 2009
A Journal of New Writing, vol.29.1, The University of Central Missouri, 2009, cover

Then We Saw the Flames, Daniel Hoyt, The University of Massachusetts Press, May 2009, cover
Map of the Folded World, John Gallaher, The University of Akron Press, April 2009, cover


Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing Vol 28. 2 2008,The University of Central Missouri, cover
The Plain Dealer, “Spaces’ 30th Anniversary Show…” by Steve Litt, May 9, 2008
Cleveland Free Times, “Finding the Future, Spaces hits the big 30,” by D.M. Utter, p.24, 4/23-29/08, illustrated
New York Times, Illustrated in the Op-Ed Section, April14, 2008, pg. A27
Living in Your Imagination, Spaces 30th Anniversary Exhibition Catalog, Illustrated, April-July, 2008
Muse: A Quarterly Journal of The Lit, Amy Casey, Featured Artists, Illustrated. Spring 2008


Portfolio, angle magazine, #30 Jan/Feb 2007
New American Paintings, Issue 71, pgs. 28 - 31, Sept. 2007

Cleveland Free Times, “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Douglas Max Utter, Vol. 15, Issue 5, June 6, 2007
Cleveland Free Times, “Suspended Degradation” by Anastasia Pantsios, Vol.15, Issue 4, May 30, 2007
South Bend Tribune, “
Outward orientation local museum's exhibition looks to the environment, culture, technology”
Review by Evan Gillespie, March 25, 2007

Angle Magazine, “Portfolio,”#30 Jan/Feb 2007


Douglas Max Utter, New Edition, Cleveland Free Times, Sept 13-19, 2006
Dan Tranberg, Painter sees messages in shacks..The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 2006


Douglas Max Utter, The World As We Know It, Artefakt, Oct/Nov 2005
Lyz Bly, Creature Discomforts, Cleveland Free Times, March 2005
Douglas Max Utter, Amy Casey at Dead Horse Gallery, Art Papers, January 2005


Amy Bracken Sparks, Selections III @ SPACES, Angle Magazine, September 2003
Dan  Tranberg, Playful show remains provocative, The Plain Dealer, July 30, 2003
Lyz Bly, Fractured Fairy Tales, The Cleveland Free Times, July 2, 2003
Karen Rene Merkle, Keeping the Faith, Erie Daily Times Showcase, May 22, 2003


Amy Sparks, And A Pig Shall Lead Them, Scene, Nov. 13, 2002
Dan Tranberg, Painter finds Meaning in the Minutiae of Everyday Life, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11/18/'02
Amy Bracken Sparks, The Stuff of Life, The Cleveland Free Times, January 2002


Annie Rooney, From RISD to Rome, The College Hill Independent, December 1996
Public Collections:

- ASI, St. Petersburg, FL
- BMO/Harris Bank Art Collection, Chicago, IL
- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
- The Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH
- The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
- The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
- Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH
- The County of Cuyahoga, Cleveland, OH
- Eaton Corporation, OH

- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, OH
- Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
- Land O'Frost, Inc., Lansing, IL
- MTA,
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
- Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH
- Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, IL
- The Standard Building, Cleveland, OH
- Weston Inc.,  Cleveland, OH

- Zygote Press, Cleveland OH

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