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Amy Cohen Banker

Using a visually striking color palette in all of her work, Amy describes her process as intuitive rather than conscious. “Some of the colors I use in my paintings are artificial, but even if the work isn’t meant to be directly realistic, it’s still about the way I see the world,” she clarifies. “I suppose I’m just replicating what I perceive the world’s colors
to be.”

Cohen Banker blends many of the mediums she works in and infuses each piece with a very personal touch. “My work is integrated with my writing, psychology, and my early childhood and life experiences. I tend to reinvent the same themes, working from a structure and then proceeding by distressing, demolishing, recreating and conserving,” she concludes. “My major themes are inner restoration and survival, and I’m always challenging reality versus myth.”