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Artist: Amy Stacey Curtis

Title: turn II

Amy Stacey Curtis created an interactive sculpture for the fourth level reception area that is a grid of 700 custom made cubes. Each side features a different color and shape.  While the artist provides instructions, participants effect the installation in their own way. Yes, you can touch this artwork!

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Meet the Artist

Learn more about Amy Curtis and her artwork for the UPMC Mercy Pavilion.Amy Stacey Curtis envisions and initiates each project then relinquishes control to an audience, thereby allowing the art to proceed in unanticipated ways. From 1998 to 2016, the artist completed an 18-year project of large, interactive artworks in mill spaces throughout Maine. The project resulted in 81 participatory installations, exploring nine different themes.

Since sustaining a brain injury in 2017, Curtis continues to develop and exhibit new interactive concepts with the help of assistants, curators, and the arts community. While working on this project, she learned that playing the ukulele helps her cognitive abilities.

Curtis’ studio is in Lewiston, Maine. Her background includes:

  • Individual Artist Fellow for Visual Art, Maine Arts Commission (2017 and 2005)
  • Solo exhibition Amy Stacey Curtis: The Color of Memory, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine (2022)
  • Solo exhibition Amy Stacey Curtis: Transfer, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, Durham, N.H. (2020)
  • Grant awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation

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