Hi, I’m Amy. I am a queer, non-binary mixed media artist and landscape architect. I hold a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley where I also teach graduate-level studio & seminar courses in analog drawing, planting design, ecology and GIS.

I explore intersections of place, form and meaning through a research-based practice that works across drawing, photography, installation, writing and filmmaking. My work blurs boundaries between disciplines, collapsing of categories that are often treated as isolated and discrete. Regardless of the tools, pen and paper or a camera, my work is rooted in the practice of observation and the craft of research to uncover and explore stories about place and meaning. 

My recent body of work as historian and artist has focused on the unexpected symmetries between the cemetery systems of Colma, California and Prato, Italy, revealing how deeply held prejudices have shaped the burial landscapes of immigrant communities on two continents. My practice has now turned to the iconography of death and gender in the landscape – how memorial landscapes crystallize specific ideas of femininity and the performance of gender while erasing others.

My artwork has been exhibited and collected throughout the US. Recent awards include the Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award from UC Berkeley, a University Fellowship, the Orinda Garden Club Fellowship, and the Director’s Choice Award from the SF Shorts Film Festival. I also currently work at CMG Landscape Architecture as a designer. I am a founding member of Non-Binary By Design.