Amy Gerhuaser Sculpture Exhibit
Ms Gerhauser was born in Sacramento, California and earned a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis in sculpture from the University of California, Santa Cruz; after undergraduate school, she worked as a carpenter doing residential remodelling and later had her own business designing and building metal furniture. She earned an MFA in Visual Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia; her graduate coursework focused on outdoor sculpture installations and printmaking. She was awarded numerous research, teaching, and academic assistantships as well as a Virginia Museum Graduate Fellowship.
After graduate school she taught in the art programs of several universities in Texas; in addition to teaching foundations, she developed several upper-level courses including Environmental Sculpture and Cast-iron Sculpture. While at the University of Texas at Tyler she was awarded a President’s Summer Faculty-Student Research Grant that supported an artist residency at the
New Orleans Sculpture Lab as well as the construction of a cupola furnace for making cast-iron sculpture. She has since facilitated and participated in many iron pours. She continues to work in a variety of media including installation, iron and bronze casting, paper-making, printmaking, drawing, and book arts.
Her selected solo exhibitions include Below See Level, the New Orleans Sculpture Lab, NewOrleans, Louisiana; EFemeral, the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina; Lineage, Houston Community College Central, Houston, Texas; Amy Gerhauser:
Recent Work, the Carter Art Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri; TransLucent, Stone Metal Press, San Antonio, Texas; Amy Gerhauser, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville Tennessee. The Pacific Gyre Series, her current series of work dealing with the environmental issue of plastic debris in the ocean and its harmful effect on albatrosses was exhibited in 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas and Gallery Route One Project Space, Point Reyes, California, and in 2017 at the Verde Gallery, part of the San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas.
Her selected international juried exhibitions include the 12th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, where she was awarded an honorarium; the 14th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, where she was awarded an honorarium as well as the First Place Martin and Doris Rosen Award; Connemara Conservancy Annual Spring Sculpture Show 2002, Allen, Texas, where she was awarded an honorarium; and the 2003 International Sculpture Center Member Juried Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey.
Before moving to San Angelo Ms Gerhauser worked as a metal chaser and wax spruer at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas. She has served on many art exhibition committees, participated in collaborative projects and print exchange portfolios, curated exhibitions, and has given numerous public talks and workshops. She is a member of the International Sculpture Center, Texas Sculpture Group, and WEAD (Women Environmental Artists Directory.) She currently lives in a rural area and grows organic produce, raises various animals and facilitates a neighborhood,TNR feral cat program. She is also an Olorisa (Orisa initiate) in the Orisa/Ifa religious tradition, which she has practiced, for twenty-five years.