Amy Yoes was born in 1959 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She has lived in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and, since 2018, in Narrowsburg, NY.
She works in a multi-faceted way, alternately employing installation, photography, video, painting, and sculpture. An interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have reverberated through time, informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.
Her videos have been seen in many venues, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.; MassMoca, North Adams, MA; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. She has held residences at the Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France; AIR, Krems, Austria; McDowell, Peterborough, NH; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; and The British School at Rome, Italy. She has been a visiting artist at many institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Siena Art Institute. Recent projects include a site specific animation installation at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a new animation for a screening at the National Gallery of Art, and a one-person show at the Museum of Sculpture of Santo Tirso, in Portugal.