Professor of Art (Painting and Drawing)
M.F.A. University of Wisconsin
Fine Arts Building, Rm. 252
Margery Amdur combines painting and sculpture to create hybrid works. Her materials and fabrication process are as much a part of the work as the finished pieces. She currently works with mass produced cosmetic sponges to produce wall constructions that have a kinship with both overgrown nature and topographical maps. Often these pieces are built in collaboration with students, further emphasizing the communal process.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Margery has had over 60 solo and two-person exhibitions. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and England. Margery is the recipient of more than a dozen awards and grants.
She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Fiber Arts, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, and in two of the Manifest International Publications. Her work will be featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Art Voices. In April, 2012, Margery completed her first major permanent Public Art Commission where she created and installed 4000 square feet of permanent art work on vestibule platforms in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden underground transit station.
Between 2012 and 2014 she was an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox Bow artist residency, Saugatuck, Michigan, Nef a Moulin residency in Auvillar France, and Gulkistan Residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. In 2014 and 2015 she will have solo exhibits at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington Delaware, McAllen, Texas, The Philadelphia International Airport, and The Gulkistan Gallery in Iceland.