Amy Blakemore

b. 1958, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Amy Blakemore, Girl on Ferry, 2010/2016
chromogenic print, 15 x 15 inches
selected work

Amy Blakemore (born 1958, Tulsa, OK) lives and works in Houston, TX. She received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Art from Drury College (now Drury University), Springfield, MO, and an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

From 1985-86 she was an artist resident 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.

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