Amie Cunat

Amie Cunat’s painting and sculptural installation confront familiarity through their exaggeration or the omission of characteristics from observed sources. The Japanese American artist draws influence from early American paintings and their depictions of nature, as well as Shaker gift drawings, Japanese textile patterns, Art Deco, and sci-fi and horror movies. Cunat's paintings frequently feature plant life whose flamboyant and exclamatory presence is prolonged through the use of charged hue and abstracted form.