Amy Bilden uses monotonous processes to connect internal and external landscapes, building tactile and visceral maps of emotional and physical space.
Current themes revolve around domesticity and reference topics of identity, gender norms, and care giving. Cultural and personal ideas of home life appear regularly and are informed by daily tasks. Material usage is critical due to its innate history and meaning.
Bilden received her BFA from The University of Montana in Missoula. She has participated in artist-in-residence programs in India and has work in both private and public permanent collections including The Montana Museum of Arts in Culture and Lotus Art Centre, Delhi, India. Bilden was awarded an emerging artist grant from the St. Botolof Foundation, Boston, MA and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts.
Bilden is the Upper School Visual Arts Teacher at Whitby School in Greenwich, CT where she developed the current visual arts curriculum. Bilden regularly exhibits locally and nationally.