Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Amy E. Redmond (Seattle) began using letterpress printing as an artistic medium in 1998 when her book design work became a quest to learn fine typography. Her apprenticeship with Stern & Faye, Letterpress Printers cultivated a high bar of craftsmanship and appreciation for traditional and experimental methods.

Exploring the duality of letterforms as language and image, she composes editioned work using metal and wood typefaces, at times incorporating linoleum carving, pressure printing, and collographs. Precision requires planning, but migration is allowed once ink hits paper: color organically shifts; misfeeds inspire future compositions. Committing an idea to paper leaves a tangible impression, simultaneously inviting resolution and opportunity.

Amy holds a BFA from James Madison University in Virginia and shows her work nationally in group and solo shows. She prints in her private studio Amada Press, teaches letterpress at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Design at Pacific Lutheran University.

Amy received 2018 GAP Award funding to add safe, energy-efficient heating to her printmaking studio in order to protect her irreplaceable letterpress equipment from the damaging effects of cold marine air. Self-employed, this grant alleviates some financial burden, affording her the mental and physical capacity to pursue printmaking year-round.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

As I nervously eye the drop in temperature, I am warmed by being awarded this grant — the possibility of my printmaking studio becoming a hospitable environment is now reality. Reassurance that my artistic practice is worthy of community and financial support rekindles my energy to continually prioritize it.

Amy E. Redmond