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Assistant Professor Amy Beecher is a visual artist and teacher whose work prioritizes plasticity, color, and framing across multiple mediums. Her teaching reflects her interdisciplinary artistic practice. As an instructor and mentor, she combines rigorous skill development with differentiated, self-directed learning. She is a recent fellow in interdisciplinary art at the MacDowell Colony, where she worked on a project that offered critical revisions of Cathy Guisewite’s Cathy comic series in drawing, text, and sound. A recent exhibition at Providence College, titled tbh, included an interdisciplinary panel on humor, feminist performance art, and self-image. Outside of the studio, she contributes to Big Red Shiny, a Boston-based art criticism website, and Art Handler, a magazine dedicated to labor relations in the art world. At Emerson, she will teach visual literacy and aesthetics, drawing, 2D design, and other forms of visual art practice.



B.A., Brown University
M.F.A., Yale University

Areas of Expertise

  • Aesthetics