Amy Rubinstein, a young fine artist, and sculptor originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey, is a recent alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture with a concentration in the History of Art and Visual Culture. Her interest in sculpture and in crafting three-dimensional forms began in high school with an Introduction to Sculpture course, but truly blossomed when she discovered her passion and enthusiasm for metal fabrication during her freshman year of college. While at RISD she was taught to use a wide breadth of materials including steel, bronze, iron, marble, plaster, glass, wood, and clay. Simultaneously, Amy developed stronger concepts in her work which often reference the human body and movement. Her inspiration for this came from her background in dance and from her admiration for the pioneers of modern dance including Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan. She strives to suggest the human form and sequences of movement in still objects without explicitly capturing them.
Currently, Amy is a studio assistant in the glass studio at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Her work at the studio includes fabricating custom metal pieces for use in the glass studio and performing basic maintenance and repairs throughout Wheaton’s campus. While her training did not focus on glassblowing, she has more recently become interested in incorporating this new skill set into her studio practice. Amy intends to return to Italy, where she had an immersive study abroad experience. She hopes to work in the fine arts or to deepen her knowledge of Italian art history by working in the museum field.