amy musia

It is always a joy and a priviledge to share my thought process when creating works of art with an animated and sold out  crowd at the Melvin Petterson Gallery on the University of Evansville.  

Below is coverage by Scripp Howard:s Courier and Press.


Amy Musia has been commissioned to create art installations throughout her career as a sculpture and multi-media artist.

She said working within parameters given to her on each job expands her own creativity and brings a vision to life that even the clients couldn't have expected.

"You're always evolving when someone is asking for specific elements in a project and that translates into the work you do for yourself as well," Musia said. "It's made me think out of the box and explore different avenues about my work that I wouldn't have normally taken and work in mediums I never explored before. I wouldn't have that courage if it weren't for working with clients asking for certain types of art."

An upcoming exhibit, "The Art of Amy Musia: An Inspired Journey" at the University of Evansville's Melvin Peterson Gallery, will showcase how Musia's sculpture, photography and other work has changed over her long career. The exhibit opens Monday and there will be an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Jan 14 at the gallery, where she will give a talk about the exhibit, her work and creativity in the professional art world.

Musia said she owes her artistic curiosity and career to a gift of charcoal and paper from her brother after she graduated from high school. She was confused by the gift at first, not having any artistic experience. Her brother simply told her "you'll figure it out."

That would be the start of her journey into the art world through undergraduate and graduate studies, leading her to Evansville where she has lived and worked as a professional artist since starting on her master's degree in 1978.

She said a passion for research and challenging her abilities has only grown through her professional work. Although she sticks with a naturalist approach, she enjoys expanding upon her inspiration to meet a client's needs and also her own artistic expression. Musia has installation work all over the Midwest, including at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Six Flags parks and King's Island outside Cincinnati. She also has work displayed at the Evansville Museum, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, her alma mater of North Texas University and at the Evansville Courier & Press building.

Musia said she is looking forward to talking at her artist lecture about how working with clients has helped her creatively change throughout her career — a point she has made in the past as an instructor at both USI and University of Evansville.

"This exhibit, with such a range of my work, shows how my inspiration has shifted over time," she said. "Even though there will be pieces ranging from sculpture, drawings and photography, I think they represent my journey well."

Corliss Chastain, director of the Peterson Gallery, said she was drawn to Musia's diverse work and her connection with the university when scheduling exhibitions for the school year.

"I think she gives an interesting perspective on what an artist's professional career can look like," Chastain said. "She's done so much and this exhibit will showcase just a small facet of that."Amy Musia has been commissioned to create art installations throughout her career as a sculpture and multi-media artist.

She said working within parameters given to her on each job expands her own creativity and brings a vision to life that even the clients couldn't have expected.

"You're always evolving when someone is asking for specific elements in a project and that translates into the work you do for yourself as well," Musia said. "It's made me think out of the box and explore different avenues about my work that I wouldn't have normally taken and work in mediums I never explored before. I wouldn't have that courage if it weren't for working with clients asking for certain types of art."

An upcoming exhibit, "The Art of Amy Musia: An Inspired Journey" at the University of Evansville's Melvin Peterson Gallery, will showcase how Musia's sculpture, photography and other work has changed over her long career. The exhibit opens Monday and there will be an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Jan 14 at the gallery, where she will give a talk about the exhibit, her work and creativity in the professional art world.

Musia said she owes her artistic curiosity and career to a gift of charcoal and paper from her brother after she graduated from high school. She was confused by the gift at first, not having any artistic experience. Her brother simply told her "you'll figure it out."

That would be the start of her journey into the art world through undergraduate and graduate studies, leading her to Evansville where she has lived and worked as a professional artist since starting on her master's degree in 1978.

She said a passion for research and challenging her abilities has only grown through her professional work. Although she sticks with a naturalist approach, she enjoys expanding upon her inspiration to meet a client's needs and also her own artistic expression. Musia has installation work all over the Midwest, including at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Six Flags parks and King's Island outside Cincinnati. She also has work displayed at the Evansville Museum, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, her alma mater of North Texas University and at the Evansville Courier & Press building.

Musia said she is looking forward to talking at her artist lecture about how working with clients has helped her creatively change throughout her career — a point she has made in the past as an instructor at both USI and University of Evansville.

"This exhibit, with such a range of my work, shows how my inspiration has shifted over time," she said. "Even though there will be pieces ranging from sculpture, drawings and photography, I think they represent my journey well."

Corliss Chastain, director of the Peterson Gallery, said she was drawn to Musia's diverse work and her connection with the university when scheduling exhibitions for the school year.

"I think she gives an interesting perspective on what an artist's professional career can look like," Chastain said. "She's done so much and this exhibit will showcase just a small facet of that."

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"I explore the mission, the space, the palette and who it affects; then weave the likenesses and diversities to create a work of art for a particular site."
                                                                                                                      Amy Musia
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