Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Roya Amigh

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: San Mateo, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Roya Amigh’s artwork has been showcased in academic and public venues, including in Korea, Greece, and the U.S. (Brooklyn; Boston; Lincoln, NE; New York City; Providence; and Wellesley, MA). She received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in drawing and printmaking in 2020 and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation grant in 2022. She received an M.F.A. in painting from Boston University and has been an artist-in-residence at Art Omi, MASS MoCA, and the Millay Colony for the Arts, among others.

While at MacDowell she worked on her current project, “Beyond US.” Through the intersection of the women's movement and individual experiences, she is creating bridges among women and raising questions about identity and social history through the lens of gender and sexuality. In her work, she uses fragmentation to encourage viewers to reflect on the body and its most intimate parts, inviting them to contemplate the sense of fragmentation that women often feel. Her process involves both dismembering and mending, with sewing serving as a metaphor for the latter.


New Hampshire

Roya Amigh worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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