Bio

Amy LeFever is ceramic artist from Central Pennsylvania and is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in New York and completed post-baccalaureate studies at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania and George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.


Statement

There is a simple relationship between my work and my life experience. I believe my making process is in response to the structural clashes I have experienced within my conservative Mennonite upbringing, family tragedies, beliefs, and surroundings.  I am invested in the formal properties of visual language, using them as a framework from which to explore form. My interests in Russian Constructivism, Deconstructivism, and musical structure play a large role in how I choose to compose separate parts to find a whole that is more complex, complete, and exposed than the original form with which I begin. By heightening the complexity of the interaction between object and surrounding space, my work speaks towards finding wholeness through relationship.