About Amy Brier


Photo by Kip May

ARTIST – SCULPTOR – EDUCATOR

Lifelong interest in the arts, leading to BFA in sculpture with an emphasis on study of the human figure and MFA in sculpture.

Highly skilled carver with international training (conversant in French and German) and understanding of the relationship of sculpture to architecture.

Founder and Director of the seventeen-year-old Indiana Limestone Sculpture Symposium.

Work can be found on the Indiana University campus (Simon Life Sciences Building, Student Recreational Sports Center), in New York City (Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Jewish Museum), and in private and corporate collections (Kohler Arts Center, Lincoln National Insurance Company, Indianapolis Zoological Society).

Signature line of sculptures: Roliquery (www.AmyBrier.com/Roliquery/)

Board Member, Stone Carvers Guild (www.stonecarversguild.org)

Indiana Artisan Artist (www.indianaartisan.org)

Education

Casting Workshop Practicum (2003)
National Museum, Berlin, Germany

MFA in Sculpture (1996)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

BFA in Sculpture (1992)
School for the Arts, Boston University
Boston, MA

Study Abroad Program (1982)
University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy

Selected Commissions

2016 Constant Gardener Arden Pl., Bloomington, IN *
2016 Millersville Marker Fall Creek Greenway,Indianapolis IN *
2015 Roliquery Connor Prairie Museum, Fishers IN
2014 Koi Pond Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
2013 The Human Brain Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2012 Illuminated Fruit City of Bloomington IN
2009 Joy Joy’s House, Indianapolis, IN
2009 Spider II Residence, Bloomington, IN
2008 Impression Ivy Tech,Bloomington, IN
2008 Arts Leadership Awards BAAC, Bloomington, IN
2007 Respect 2007 RESPECT Greenway Trail, Winona Lake, IN
2006 Biological Forms Simon Life Sciences Building, IU, Bloomington, IN
2005 Fountain Residence, Indianapolis, IN
1999 The Four Seasons White River Gardens, Indianapolis, IN

* In collaboration with Sharon Fullingim

Professional Experience

Carver, Restorer (1990)
Cathedral St. Jean, Lyon, France

Stone Carver (1987-1993)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY

Marble Workshop (1987)
Studio Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy

Teaching Experience

Visiting Professor – Sculpture (Summer 2012)
University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona Italy

Assistant Professor of Fine Art (2010-present)
Ivy Tech Community College / Bloomington, IN

Executive Director – Indiana Limestone Symposium, Inc (1997-present)
Bybee Stone Co. / Ellettsville, IN

Instructor – Beginner Carvers Workshops (2007-present)
Ivy Tech Community College CLL / Bloomington, IN

Instructor – Stone Carving Workshop (2009)
Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Instructor – Stone Carving Class (2007)
Indianapolis Art Center

Instructor – Stone Carving Sculpture Workshop (2002 and 2003)
Bildhaurerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlins GmbH / Berlin, Germany

Instructor – Carving by Hand Workshop (2002)
Bildhaurerwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlins GmbH / Berlin, Germany

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture (2000-2001)
School of Fine Arts, Indiana University / Bloomington, IN

Instructor – Stone Carving, Drawing Classes (1994-2002)
John Waldron Arts Center / Bloomington, IN

Instructor – Beginner Carvers Workshop (1997-1998)
International Stone Sculptors Symposium / Mt. Vernon, WA

Instructor – Hand Carving Workshop (2006)
NWSSA Symposium / San Juan Island, WA

Instructor – Carving Workshop (1995)
John Muafangejo Art Center / Windhoek, Namibia

Awards, Residencies, Public Involvement

Grantee Indiana Arts Commission/Dept. of Natural Resources 2016
Grantee Indiana Arts Council, Grants for Individuals 2010
Grantee Indiana Arts Council, Grants for Individuals 1998
Science of Art, Carving Demo WonderLab Museum, Bloomington, IN 2008 – 9
Limestone Trail Committee Member Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bloomington, IN 2008 – 9
Visual Art Committee Member Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington, IN Current
BEAD Committee Bloomington Mayor’s Office for Economic Development 2007 – 8
Roman Art from the Louvre Gallery Talk,Indianapolis Museum of Art 2007
Invited Artist 40th International Stone Symposium, Krastal, Austria 2007
Artist Residency Kohler Co Art-in-Industry Kohler, WI 2000
Visiting Artist Natal Techikon, Durban, South Africa 1995

Exhibitions

Art in the Airport Indianapolis International Airport, IN 2017
Roliqueries New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art 2013
Midwest Exhibition Owen County Art Museum, Owensboro, KY 2011
Bloomington/Katmandu Tibetan Cultural Center, Bloomington, IN 2011
Annual Sculpture Show Yew Dell Gardens, Louisville, KY 2011
Artifacts Indianapolis Art Center, IN 2010
Art from the Heartland (Best of Show) Indianapolis Art Center, IN 2010
Art off the Wall Art off the Wall Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN 2009
Women Exposed The Lodge, Bloomington, IN 2009
Mid-States Art Exhibit (Award) Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN 2008
Limestone Heritage Exhibit (Award) Limestone Heritage Festival, Bedford, IN 2008 – 9
K08 [kunstwerk] krastal, Einode, Austria 2008
Winter Showcase Prima Gallery, Bloomington, IN 2008
Limestone (CaCO3) John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, IN 2008
Worldpool [kunstwerk] krastal, Einode, Austria 2007
Solo Exhibition John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, IN 2007
Fragmente Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany 2005
Solo Exhibition Böke Museum, Leer, Germany 2004
White Show Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI 2004
Pattern Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany 2004
Bees and Balls Abguss Sammlung Antiker Plastik, Berlin, Germany 2003
Artists and Children Moabit School Garden, Berlin, Germany 2003
December Salon Galerie Taube, Berlin, Germany 2002
Krasl Biennial Invitational (Award) Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI 2002
Indiana University Faculty Show IU Art Museum, Bloomington, IN 2001
Solo Exhibition galerie hertz, Louisville, KY 2001
Krasl Biennial Sculpture Invitational Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI 2000
H x D x L x 6 Herron School of Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 2000
Center for Arts Exploration The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, IN 1999
Matter Mind Spirit National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC 1999
Limestone: 3 Perspectives Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN 1998

Photo by Steve Rayner

Bibliography

  • Indianapolis Star
  • Bloomington Herald-Times
  • Bloom Magazine
  • NUOVO
  • Cutters and Carvers of the Cathedral, George Ancona, Lothrop Lee & Shepard
  • Stories in Stone, Travels Through Urban Geology, David B. Williams, Walker and Co.
  • Limestone Lives, Katherine Ferrucci, Indiana University Press
  • Lyon, Primatiale des Gaules, Didier Repellin and Nicolaus Reveyron, Editions La Nuee Bleue

Own a Roliquery!

A Roliquery is a hand-carved sphere of interactive art. When rolled in sand, it leaves behind beautiful, seamless patterns.

If you would like to own a Roliquery, you may contact me.