|Artwork created prior to residency|
Residency: June-July 2016
Sculptor, Amy Hauft, grew up Southern California. Between undergraduate school at the University of California Santa Cruz and graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Hauft spent the next 2 decades in New York City, the following 8 years in Richmond, Virginia, and the last 4 in Austin Texas.
She has exhibited her large-scale architectural installations in museums and galleries world-wide including the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), the New Museum (NYC), the International Artists Museum (Poland), The American Academy in Rome (Italy) and PS1 Museum (NYC) among many others.
She has been the recipient of numerous significant grants including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, PEW Foundation Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, the Howard Foundation Fellowship and a Public Art Fund Grant, among others. She has been awarded residencies to work in different parts of the world including the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in Umbria, Italy and the International Artists Residency Fellowship in Lodz, Poland.
Hauft taught for many years at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, led the fabled VCU Sculpture Department as Chair for 8 years and now runs the graduate program in Studio Art for the University of Texas at Austin. At Sculpture Space she will be working on a portion of a large physically interactive installation for the Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University.