Amy Cohen Banker
“Process, time, lyrical movements, sumi-e, and palimpsests are all revealed and articulated.”
Amy Cohen Banker has a “painterly,” colorful/colorless style that carves out shapes and forms (synthetic realism). Life is reconstructed as reality and imagination is processed to become a portrait and landscape as layers upon layers of meaning are revealed or concealed as the viewer sees new objects take shape on the oil/acrylic/crayons on canvas. Process, time, lyrical movements, sumi-e, and palimpsests are all revealed and articulated, inspired by moments from nature, music and, poetry. She is always thinking of “metaphor.”
A native New Yorker, Amy resides in New York City and Massachusetts. She collaborates and exhibits in multimedia and fine art projects, local and worldwide, including the Smithsonian, MOMA, Whitney, Hermitage and the Chelsea Art Museum. A Cornell University graduate, she studied design, art and business. Banker was an art instructor at the MOMA.