Amy Ernst



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1953 Amy Ernst is born in Rowayton, a coastal village in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. 1966-1973During the summer months, she works in Guild Hall at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton, New York, where she is particularly interested in lighting and scenic design. 1974-1978Studies set design at Emerson College, Boston; works for Boston Summer Opera Theater, meets her future husband, opera singer Eric Donald Johnson. 1984Receives M.A. degree in Arts Administration and Business at Indiana University Bloomington. Indiana. 1988First group exhibition at Guild Hall Museum, Southampton, others followed in New York galleries. 1991-1994Participation in the Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop in New York. There and in further master workshops she refines her artistic techniques, a sophisticated combination of different printmaking and photographic methods. 1992First solo exhibition titled “Metamorphosis” at Clayton & Liberatore Gallery, NY. 1996Master Workshop with John Baldessari, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico. 1999Master Workshops: Solar Plate Etchings, Dan Weldon, New York. 2011Master Workshops: Monotype, Lisa Mackie, New York (ongoing). The artist lives and works in Nokomis, Florida.