Amy Blakemore

Artadia Awardee
Amy Blakemore (b. 1958, Tulsa, OK) lives and works in Houston, TX. She received a BS in Psychology and a B.A. in Art from Drury College (now Drury University), Springfield, MO, and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.

From 1985-86 she was an artist-in-residence at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Blakemore has exhibited her photographs throughout Texas and internationally for the last thirty years, including participating in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Day for Night, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and solo presentations at James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA (2010) and the 2005 Pingyao International Festival for Photography in Pingyao, P.R. China. A twenty-year retrospective of her work, Amy Blakemore Photographs 1988-2008, was organized by Alison de Lima Greene at the MFAH (2009), and traveled to the Seattle Art Museum (2010) and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (2011). Blakemore is head of the Photography department at the Glassell School, MFAH where she has taught for the past 26 years.