Amy Ross

Gallery Affiliations: Steven Zevitas Gallery, Kopeikin Gallery, Jen Bekman Gallery

Region: Northeast

I am interested in the idea of artist as mad scientist. My drawings offer visual hypotheses to the question: what would happen if the DNA sequence of a human, plant, or mushroom were spliced with that of an animal? Using graphite, watercolor, and walnut ink on paper, as well as directly on gallery walls in site-specific installations, I create hybrid creatures: wolves morphed with women; goats morphed with morels; and sheep morphed with magnolias. These phenomena are my interpretation of the perversion of the natural world wrought by genetic engineering and mutation gone awry.