Amy Caron is an uber-multidisciplinary artist based in Salt Lake City.
A gifted athlete, Amy spent her formative years excelling in gymnastics and figure skating. Shortly after she began underage drinking, Amy ditched the candy sports for the pure adrenaline rush of aerial ski jumping and went on to compete at the World Cup level for the US Freestyle Ski Team. Her training prompted her move to Utah (skier’s mecca) in the early ’90s. Thankfully a string of gnarly injuries and mind-altering concussions eventually knocked some sense into her. She opted to mellow out and convert to contemporary art—a career path sure to be a piece of cake.
Amy’s choreography, theatre, sculpture, large-scale installations, photography, performance art, animation, furniture design, video art, and short films have toured nationally and internationally at museums, galleries, theaters, film festivals, universities, and raw spaces, along with some splendidly dubious venues she will never tell her mother about. Selected solo exhibitions/residencies include totally legit institutions like Duke University, the University of Utah, and BCA Center. Amy received a Creation Fund grant from the National Performance Network and gigantic commi$$ions from Performance Space 122 and The Leonardo Museum. Her work has been shown and recognized everywhere from remote Alaska to cosmopolitan Hong Kong where she won awards (well, one award to be exact). Described by curators as an artist of “abnormal ambition,” Amy’s body of work extends from one-minute video art to a massive 4,000 square foot sculpture.
Artist Support Program 2003: Record a soundtrack of electronic sounds, found sounds, classical music, and spoken-word for a short experimental digital film about anticipation.