Residency: March-April 2005
"…The art I create has a playful, optimistic bent to it. They don't take themselves too seriously, while at the same time; don't read as 'one-liners.' I feel they have a real humanist quality, the ability to create an imperceptible connection between the viewer and art. My sculptures are powerful and provocative with an expansive presence, and still they connect personally, even emotionally with people…"
— Amy Toscani
Amy Toscani earned her BFA in studio arts and her MFA in sculpture from Ohio University, Athens, OH. She has exhibited extensively since 1993, including shows at Gateway Sculpture Park, Minneapolis, MN; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; UltraNormal, Minneapolis, MN; the Minneapolis Institute of Art; and Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN. She was commissioned to create public art pieces in 2001 and 1998 by Gateway Sculpture Park and was recently commissioned by the Lowertown Artway Project, St.Paul, MN, for a permanent outdoor sculpture.