Amy Jorgensen is a visual artist who toggles between the mediums of photography, performance, and video in her explorations of perception and representation. Although the themes she addresses in her work are often varied, the artist’s approach to her practice; as a problem solver, remains the same throughout.
Using a variety of traditional, alternative, and experimental processes her recent work explores ideas of historical and contemporary femininity and the confluence of gazes that inform it’s perception in society. In her most recent series, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, she was inspired by the lasting influence of the women involved in the 20th-century suffragette movement. Using photographs taken from surveillance of suffragettes released by the national archive of London, the artist rendered cyanotype prints of the images on to handkerchiefs of personal and historical significance. By re-contextualizing the images and infusing symbolism, the artist examines the construction of feminine identity both historically and in contemporary culture.
Amy Jorgensen was born in Milan, Italy and spent most of her formative years living in Europe. She received her MFA from the University of California San Diego and holds BFAs from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Recent solo exhibitions include LA>
Jorgensen currently lives and