Aimee Mower-Lally was born in New York City and received an MFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Coming from a family of artists, scientists, and educators taught her to observe the world around her, be curious and persistent. The great range of work she has made reflects her evolution from student to working artist to mother and wife. She has supported herself teaching art for cultural institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Queens Museum, Newark Museum, and now serves her community in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Her recent paintings began with images that document glimpses of her journey between NYC and the suburbs of NJ where she presently lives. They contemplate the rapidly changing landscape and the life transitions that lead us to where we are. These paintings express a reveling in the in-between state of existence, allowing uncertainty and curiosity to lead the way. The layers of paint evolve into a mapping that interweaves intentional with the accidental. In a divided world Aimee’s work strives to bring to light intersections and interconnections.
She inherited her father’s kiln and wheel and I wanted to honor him by learning how to use them. She grew up in a clay studio and home surrounded by and using beautiful things made by his and others hands, and believes that art gives a home soulfulness. Now, beyond fine art painting, she is glad to share this form of functional art with others.