Amie LeGette

Amie LeGette

Born: 1985, Lindsay, CA

Biography and Information

Biography
Amie LeGette (b.1985) creates atmospheric silk paintings and works on paper through assemblage. She physically pulls apart swaths of material to layer and reassemble the pieces resulting in collaged paper and draped or stretched fabric. Through the methodological act of layering translucent materials, LeGette creates abstract landscapes reminiscent of the transient temperament of nature. Her works challenge vision and perception as they play with depth of field.

Amie LeGette has shown nationally at Michael Strogoff in Marfa, Tx, Littman in Portland, OR, and Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM, among others. Her work had been reviewed in Southwest Contemporary, Pasatiempo in the Santa Fe New Mexican, and Travel Portland. LeGette received her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2021 and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

My intention is for the physical space created in the layering to evoke ephemerality and play with the depth of field and the viewer’s perception of solidity. Folding space with material, these layers meld as they bleed into one another with their translucent passages, mimicking the glazing techniques used with oil and acrylic paint. – Amie LeGette

Education
2021
MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2010
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2021
Cusp, Masley Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2018
Nascent Atmospheres, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Accumbent Arrays, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2017
Slow Grow, Littman, Portland, OR

2016
David Corbett & Amie LeGette, Carl & Sloan, Portland, OR

2014
Aeriform Vat, Stumptown, Portland, OR

2013
Piny Showers, Michael Strogoff, Marfa, TX
Aesthetic Properties of Ascetic Lifestyles, Stumptown, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions
2021
In Tandem, Masley Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2019
The Modifiers, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
The Rain, AIRY, Kofu, Japan
Top Guns, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018
In the Ruins of Anthropocene, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
At First Sight, CFA Downtown Studio, Albuquerque, NM

2017
The Community, Stumptown, Portland, OR

2011
Liminal Space, 65 Eddy st, Providence, RI

2010
A Night to Remember, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
Senior Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Hybridism: We Got the Remix, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2009
Dreamscapes, List Art Center, Providence, RI
Junior Show, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

2008
Painting Triathlon, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Sophomore and Junior Show, Memorial Hall, Providence, RI

2007
Juried Exhibition, Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA

Collections
Please contact the gallery for this information.

Awards
2021
New American Paintings, #156 West
Artforum MFA Spotlight

2020
Nathanial Moore Memorial Endowed Scholarship

2019
AIRY Japan Finalist

2016
Signal Fire Finalist

2007-2010
RISD Scholarship

2008
John a Chironna Memorial Grant
Sonya Sklaroff ’92 Grant

Press
2019
Shane Tolbert, Review: In the Ruins of Anthropocene, The Magazine, January 30

2018
Michael Abatemarco, Fragility and Natural Reflection: “Nascent Atmospheres”, Pasatiempo in the Santa Fe New Mexican, August 31
Jordan Eddy, Review: Nascent Atmospheres, The Magazine, August 28
Michael Abatemarco, Exhibitionism: Ellsworth Gallery, Pasatiempo in the Santa Fe New Mexican, June 22

2016
Amie LeGette & David Corbett, Arts Watch Orego, Travel Portland

Press Release
2022 Another World at Richard Levy Gallery