ABOUT AMY KARLE

Amy Karle’s mission is to positively impact others, raise consciousness and contribute to social, political, and technical development by making and sharing her work. As an artist and designer, Karle is also a provocateur and a futurist, leveraging new technologies to create art that catalytically examines material and spiritual aspects of life and open minds to future visions of how technology could be utilized to unlock human potential.

Amy Karle attended Alfred University and Cornell University, where she received degrees in Art and Design and Philosophy. Karle is co-founder of Conceptual Art Technologies and has shown work in 46 exhibitions worldwide. She is the inventor of registered active patents, service marks and trademarks in medical and technology categories.

Amy works as a full-time artist expressing experiences in visual forms, often designing technologies to improve the body and functions of the human in the process. She has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in 3D Printing” and her bioart work has contributed to the establishment of a new discipline in the art world.  The long-term goals of her work are to continue to be a pioneer in the bioart field and make contributions to healthcare and mind-body medicine in the process.

“I don’t actually make my work – my work makes itself. I use my Artwork as a means to express and study my own experience. I offer it to others as an experience to relate to.” – Amy Karle

Awards & Honors

  • American Visions National Art Award
  • Edge Condition at Pier 9: The Future of Making Things Public Art Finalist
  • Endowed Performance Fund
  • Named One of The Most Influential Women in 3D Printing
  • National Gallery of Art Silver Key Award
  • New York State Senate Excelsior Award
  • Pinnacle Award: Best of Show honor from Corcoran Museum of Art
  • Pioneer Art Award
  • Presidential Honor of Distinction
  • San Francisco Arts Commission Prequalified Artist Pool
  • Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Nominee

Residencies

  • Autodesk Artist in Residence
  • Experimental Television Center (ETC) 
  • Signal Culture
  • Stochastic Labs

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Opening Keynote: 3DHEALS: 2017 Global Healthcare 3D Printing Conference. UCSF San Francisco, CA
  • Opening Keynote: Human Organogenesis: Bio-Print Me. San Francisco, CA
  • Closing Keynote: 2nd International Interdisciplinary 3D Conference.
    Szentágothai Research Centre, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Bypassing Biology: A Discussion of Futurism, Transhumanism, and Design in a Technologically Augmented Future. University of Baltimore, MD
  • Electronic Intersections: Collaborations in New Media. Alfred University, NY
  • Future Factories: Experimenting at the Edges of the Next Industrial Revolution. California College of the Arts Digital Craft Lab. San Francisco, CA
  • REAL Capture > Compute > Create Reality Computing Conference. San Francisco, CA
  • X-Summit. San Francisco, CA

Volunteer Work

  • AIDS Community Services
  • Alfred University Women’s Leadership Center Advisory Board Member
  • American Cancer Society
  • E-Nable and Superhero Cyborgs: designing and creating free 3D printed prosthetics for children with limb differences
  • The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • ASOVFF 9: A Shaded View on Fashion Film International Festival Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Convergence Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

2016

  • Autodesk Pier 9 Artist in Residence Fall AiR Show, San Francisco CA
  • Imagine Science Film Festival, NY

  • Mykonos Multimedia Festival Mykonos, Greece

  • “Chronodrift” The Lumber Room, Portland, OR

  • Autodesk Pier 9 Artist in Residence Spring AiR Show, San Francisco CA

2015

  • “Resonance” Performance at Signal Culture, NY

2014

  • ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Dubai

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco CA

2013

  • Imagine Science Film Festival, NY

  • Galerie Chartier, CT

  • “100,000 Artists and Poets for Change” Just Buffalo Literary Center, NY

  • “Poetic Micro Videos” Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Access Center, NY

  • World TV Video Art online

2012

  • Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

2011

  • “Now. Showing” Scholastic Art Awards benefit, NY

  • Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit MI

2010

  • “The Artist is Present” MoMA participation in performance with and by Artist Marina Abromovic, NY

2009

  • “Reprocessed” Detroit MI

2005

  • “CONCEPT::CREATE::CURE”, American Cancer Society benefit, NY

  • “Still”, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, NY

  • “Boxed In”, Orazio Salati Gallery, NY

2003

  • “Fashionably Detroit” benefit for young, inner-city artists Detroit, MI

2002

  • “Dislocation” Binns Merrill Hall, NY

  • 23rd Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition, The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon, NY

  • “Wearing Whatchamacallit” Robert Turner Gallery, NY

  • Valentine’s Day Installation John Wood Studios, NY

2001

  • “What Remains” ArtSite, NY

  • “No Frills” AIDS Community Services fashion show benefit, Hamlin House, NY

  • “Context, Construct, Code” ArtSite, NY

  • “Fabric of Remembrance” Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University, NY

  • “Double Talk” Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University, NY

2000

  • “Slipping Away” Ithaca, NY

  • Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo NY

  • “Thumbs-Tied” year-long performance

1999

  • “Losing Sole” ArtSite, NY

  • “No Frills” AIDS Community Services fashion show benefit, Club e, NY

1998

  • Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC

  • Arnot Art Museum, NY

1997

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC