(American, b. 1963)
Amy Kirchner’s background is in graphic design. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirchner has both freelanced and served as an art director for several important companies. As a result, she has worked with a host of important clients. Much as one did not know that Andy Warhol was the creator of art for corporate America in the 1950s, one might find Kirchner’s creative designs in corporate America since the mid-1980s. Over her career, her clients have included M & M Mars, Citibank, Hyatt Hotels, USA Gymnastics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Independent Colleges of Indiana, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and Indiana University Foundation, among many others.
Six years ago, Kirchner began to focus on fine art. Kirchner’s painting studio is in Indianapolis’ Stutz building, well-known as an incubation spot for some of Indiana’s top contemporary artists. As a graphic designer, Kirchner focused on form for three decades. That experience is evident in her abstract acrylic paintings. Using abstraction to explore forms, Kirchner’s sense of balance and use of both contrasting and complimentary pallets results in compelling compositions that offer an almost Zen sense of peacefulness. Her paintings earned the praise of art collectors almost immediately. Her paintings may be found in several important local. regional, and national collections.
* Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to exclusively represent Amy Kirchner.