Trained at Corcoran College of Art & Design, Amy Hughes Braden makes work in the two dimensional realm, primarily in acrylic paintings, graphite drawings and collage. Her work has been exhibited at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Artisphere, The Athenaeum, Hillyer Art Space, DC Arts Center and in various DIY exhibits in the DC area. She is a member of the art subscription service, Project Dispatch as well as the artist’s collective Sparkplug, a facet of DC Arts Center.
Amy Hughes Braden offers fourteen new collages, created between March-November 2020. The “blob” is a reoccurring motif in her paintings, sculptures, and installations, and is present in each of these new works on paper. The collage materials used to created the blobs carry significant meaning; frantic doodles, her 4 year olds drawings, notes, handmade paper, and other recycled papers collected in quarantine.