Amy Clay

Art and travel are in my bones. It’s a compulsive need to always be exploring new territory. I’m endlessly curious about all the ways life and art show up.

From suburban Boston, to designing in the corporate fashion world in New York and London, then leaving that life to travel the world by bicycle and grow myself as an artist. All of these lives are present in the work that I do. Living close to nature in the Rocky Mountains adds further layers, and I look to integrate it all through imagery, texture, color and text. Each painting is a map to some strange and sacred place that does and doesn’t exist.


I live in longing,
born of adventures explored and missed.
places that half exist –
familiar and foreign, not quite known
call to me.
There are worlds that reside in-between
deep in the collective imagination
and I push off from the shore in search of them.

My work reflects the desire to know and not know –
to bushwhack through some distant land and
bring back secrets and mysteries.
My physical travels have incited in me this
lust for the exotic, a quest for the unseen,
and when i am anchored, I move freely to
places of the imagination in a continual state
of openness and discovery.
My studio becomes my ship on open water.

Selected Exhibitions:

ART Gallery   March 2018   Boulder, CO
Group exhibit - opening of new gallery space.

ART Gallery   October 2017   Boulder, CO
“ICON show: An intimate look at the luminaries,entrepreneurs, and
innovators  who have shaped the  Boulder community.” 
I’m honored to be included in this extraordinary show of 75 portraits
by the exceptional National Geographic photographer Cory Richards.

Open Studios Tour  - Oct 2017
Juried studio tour in Boulder, CO

Rembrandt Yard Gallery – Sept-Nov 2016
Group exhibit for History of Visual Arts Boulder
Boulder, CO

Art and Soul Gallery, Solo Exhibition April/May 2016
“Bear Me Across The Sky”
Boulder, CO

Art Print Residence Al Mon     Jan/Feb 2016
Group Exhibition, Fundacion Iluro, Mataro, Spain

Boulder Public Library   Jan-April 2016
“Tree of Life”  Group exhibition, Boulder CO

Art and Soul Gallery,   Solo Exhibition  Oct/Nov 2014
“Raising Waves on a Windless Sea”  Boulder, CO

Hampstead Museum    solo exhibition Jan/Feb 2013
“Imaginary Rendezvous” London England 

Ondarte Artist Residency – Akumal, Mexico  Jan/Feb 2012
Group exhibition of resident artists, 

Dairy Center for the Arts – “The Far Shores of Being”
Solo exhibition, Boulder, CO July 2011

TAKT Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
Open Studios of Artists in Residence, May 2010

Sanskriti Kendra Residency, New Delhi, India
3 person Exhibition – April 2010

“Climate Change and the Environment”
Artnauts group touring show Feb 2010
Zayen University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

“5, Five, Cinco, Cinc” El Bruc, Spain
Group Show | October 2009

“Climate Change and the Environment”
Artnauts group touring show
University of Colorado 2009-2010

Palazzo Rinaldi “The Hero’s Journey”
Solo Show | Noepoli, Italy | July 2009

“Signs of Globalization” Artnauts group touring show
Universidad of San Carlos, Guatemala | May 2009

“Mixta” Artnauts group touring show | Spring 2009
University of the Amazon States, Brazil
National University of Peru
National University of Columbia

“Post Tractatus” Artnauts group touring show, Fall 2008
University of Amazon States, Brazil

Blink Gallery – “a narrow road to a far province”
Solo Show | Boulder, CO | May 2008

Marshall Arts Gallery – “Voyager”
Solo show | Scottsdale, AZ | January 2008

Marshall Arts Gallery – “Dig”
Solo show | Scottsdale, AZ | February 2007

Mary Martin Gallery “Between Order and Chaos”
Solo show | Charleston, SC | May 2005

Firehouse Art Center – “Fringed” Group show
Longmont, CO | September 2004

Marshall Arts Gallery 3 person show
Scottsdale, AZ | April 2004

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery – “Triplicity” 3 person show
Boulder, CO | September 2003

Walker Fine Art – Natural Influences” 3 Person Show
Denver, CO | March 2003

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery “The Best of the Best” Group show
Boulder, CO and Broomfield, CO | November 2002

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery “Women, Art, Fashion” Group show
Broomfield, CO | September 2002

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery “Artist as Philosopher” 2 person show
Boulder, CO and Broomfield, CO | May 2002

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center “Word, Text and Story” group show
Pueblo, CO | January – May 2002

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery – “Interiors” Group show
Boulder, CO and Broomfield, CO | January 2002

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery – “Best of Colorado” Group Show
Boulder, CO and Broomfield, CO August 2001

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery “Making Marks” 3 Person show
Boulder, CO and Broomfield, CO | March 2001

Open Studios Tour 1999 – 2008, 2016-2017
A juried tour of Boulder Artists studios Boulder, CO

Maclaren Markowitz Gallery 4 Person Show
Boulder, CO | February 2000

Women’s Art Center Group Show, “Heartthrob”
Denver, CO | February 2000

Lincoln Center Solo Show
Fort Collins, CO | February 2000

Colorado 2000 Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition
Colorado Springs, CO | Feb. – March 2000

Colorado Dept of Transportation Solo Show
Denver, CO April 2000

8th National Juried Art Exhibition
Fort Collins, CO | April – May 1999

National Center For Atmospheric Research Solo Show
Boulder, CO | December 1998 – January 1999


Sharon High School Sharon, MA
Art Achievement Award for Graduating Class 1978

Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1978-1982
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, cum laude

University of East London, London, England 1980-1981
Textile/Arts Major


Brush Creek Ranch - artist residency |  April 2018
London Print Studio – Printmaking residency |  May 2017
Art Print Residence, Printmaking Residency, Spain | Oct 2015
Cill Rialaig Artist Village, Ballinskelligs, Ireland | Oct 2015
London Print Studio, Printmaking Residency | Oct/Nov 2014
Gullkistan Residency, Laugavatn, Iceland | Aug 2012
Ondarte International Artist Residency, Akumal, Mexico | Jan/Feb 2012
Cill Rialaig Artist Village, Ballinskelligs, Ireland | May 2011
Obras Foundation Residency, Portugal | March/April 2011
Takt Kunstprokektraum, East Berlin, Germany | May 2010
Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India | March/April 2010
New Pacific Studio, Masterton, New Zealand | Jan/Feb 2010
Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain | Full Grant | November 2009
Can Serrat, Spain | October 2009
Babayan Culture House, Kayseri, Turkey | Sept 2009
Les Atelier 4 Winds Residency, Provence, France | August 2009
Palazzo Rinaldi Residency, Noepoli, Italy | July 2009
Obras Residency, Portugal | June 2009
Liquitex Excellence in Art Award March 2004
Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Guest speaker/artist November 2002
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Artist in Residence
Boulder, CO | October 2001

Collection Highlights:

Liquitex Corporate Collection, New Jersey
Sterling-Rice, Boulder, CO
Softbank, Louisville, CO
1st National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Boulder Community Hospital Boulder, CO
Amy Batchelor and Brad Feld, Boulder, CO
Vail Steadman Surgery Center, Vail, CO

Press Highlights:

ICON book - "luminaries, entrepreneurs, and innovators who
          have shaped the Boulder community" - January 2018
History of Visual Arts Boulder – Book, October 2016
The Far Shores of Being – book, July 2011
The Daily Camera – feature article on solo exhibition | July 2011
Catalogue: Mixta Artnauts exhibit
Catalogue: Photografia Artnauts exhibit
Art 4 Corners Magazine - feature | April 2008
Southwest Art Magazine | April 2008
Carolina Arts | May 2005
Colorado Modern Magazine | November 2004
Art In America/Liquitex feature | August 2004
American Art Collector | September 2004
Rocky Mountain Arts | March 2003
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles | March 2003
Amaranth Newsletter | March 2003
Daily Camera | March 2001
Boulder Weekly | March 2001
Women’s Magazine | March 2001
Daily Camera | February 2000
Boulder Weekly | February 2000
Women’s Magazine | February 2000
Daily Camera | December 2000

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