Visionary artist Amy Funderburk specializes in oils, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, and photography. Her work has been exhibited across the US, including exhibitions in Chicago, Delaware, Maryland, New York State, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina. She has also participated in group exhibits in the Republic of Ireland and England, including the 50th Anniversary Conference of The Chalice Well Trust in Glastonbury.
Funderburk was recently awarded an Artist Support Grant by the North Carolina Arts Council, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and Arts Greensboro to fund remaining material costs for the artist’s multi-component painting installation, The Portal. In 2019, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County honored her with a Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant to partially fund material costs for this project. The Portal will debut in 2023 during Funderburk’s solo exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.
Her previous honors and awards include a Women in the Arts grant by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, an Artist’s Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, and a Visual Artist’s Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. Three of her works were formerly on loan to the US Embassy in Estonia, and her work is included in the permanent collections of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises in Seattle, The Babcock Graduate School of Business Management at Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College in NC, and the Artinian Self-Portrait Collection at Appalachian State University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Her many commissions include illustrations for the children’s book Candle Lovefeast (Old Salem, Inc., 1990).
Funderburk works as a professional artist, teaches privately by appointment, and conducts art workshops and seminars. As a freelance arts writer, she has contributed to various arts publications since 1994, and currently writes for Art & Object and Hyperallergic as well as her blog, Drinking from the Well of Inspiration, to provide insight into her creative process. She lives in Winston-Salem, NC and also maintains a studio at the Sternberger Artists Center in Greensboro, NC.
Art pictured above:
left: Manifestation of Rabbit, oil on linen, 30″ x 36″, 2007, Amy Funderburk, All Rights Reserved
right: Knockfennell by the Shores of Lough Gur, watercolor pencils on paper, 7.5″ x 8.5″, framed to 14″ x 14″, 2005 Amy Funderburk, All Rights Reserved