Amy Ritter, based in Philadelphia, PA, received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and an MFA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She has exhibited in numerous venues around the east coast and Midwest regions. Ritter most recently received a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center 2015-2016 and will be attending Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture this summer, 2016. She has upcoming solo exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial as a Wind Challenge recipient in Philadelphia, PA and the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH.
View more of Amy's work at: www.amybritter.com
My work is an exploration of my relationship to my physical self vis-à-vis mobile homes and their interior landscapes. It stages my memories of my experience of growing up in a mobile home community—a place I’ve left but still feel rooted to. The photographic cutouts are sculptural canvases onto which my memories of mobile home life are projected. They turn three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional images, rendering what was once soft rigid, changing the function and reality of these objects. The figures becomes a new entity to explore the female body in visual culture and explore my anxieties towards the phrase “white trash” and play with its preconceptions.