Born in New York and based in Stockholm and New York, Amy Simon’s works are evocative meditations on the nature of recollection, identity, and the significance of place. Simon’s diverse works encompass photography, drawing, sculpture, documentary film, and large wallpapers. Drawing often from personal experience, Simon uses images to cull memories and to strengthen and relive experience. A largely conceptual artist working in a range of scale, her work invites viewers to explore questions about their own history and examine themes of memory, belonging, dislocation and impermanence.
Born in New York City in 1957, Simon received art degrees from the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, and New York University. Simon has exhibited extensively in Sweden as well as in Paris and New York and her institutional and gallery exhibitions have generated a great deal of press. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and “A different STATE of mind” was made into an illustrated book.