Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Since graduation, she has lived and worked throughout the U.S. Ms. Amdur has had over 50 solo and two-person exhibitions and has appeared in numerous group shows. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, and England. The artist is the recipient of more than a dozen awards and grants. She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine and New Art Examiner. Additionally, several catalogs have been published about her work, including Seams to be Constructed.
Creating elegant connections through layers of abstracted sources, Amdur's small scale-work is colorful and complex. In her Accumulation series, cosmetic sponges are covered with powdered pastel to create a "landscape" with an organic sense of forms. The layers of material and color create a soothing environment that invites a deeper look.
Lectureships and workshops have also been a large facet of this artist's career. She has been a visiting artist throughout the U.S. and has also been a juror for several art exhibitions. Margery has relocated to Philadelphia, where she is busy in her studio with an innovative body of work that is distinctly hers as she continues to explore her interest in multi-dimensional structure.