Get to KNow the Artist
AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY GILVARY
What led you to create VoicePix?
I spent my dreamy twenties in NYC recording studios as a singer/songwriter and one very late night when I looked at my engineer’s computer screen illuminated in the dark, I became fixated on the beauty of the soundwaves we were editing. It was conceptual art and a new way of looking at words- (their appearance as they were delivered by the singer, as opposed to written on paper.)
What do you best remember making with your hands as a child?
The world’s cheapest computer…out of cardboard boxes and stripped wire ties from Wonderbread bags. (I was two.)
What’s the first thing you do when starting a project?
I sit at my dining room table with a stack of paper and neon Sharpies, with my 3 dogs afoot.
How do you celebrate milestones?
I compulsively boast to my besties- then become completely introverted and go to the movies alone. Oh…and an espresso martini with my husband.
What would you want your title to be when you retire?
Woman who loved abundantly and whom always had her fingers in many pies.
Favorite movie? Cinema Paradiso
Favorite book? Portrait of Dorian Grey
Favorite quote? It’s a tie:
“Everything great comes from the neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.” -Marcel Proust
“The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.” -Armistead Maupin
Do you believe in magic?
So. Much. Yes!
about AMY GILVARY
A humanitarian at heart, Amy Gilvary’s innovative artistic vision coincides with her social inclination to spread love, kindness and acceptance through intersectional creativity. Her gallery showings of VoicePix depict the virtual soundscapes of socially conscious people. Her works are highly symbolic images of the power of words, particularly the contemporary artist’s role as cultural innovator and change-maker.
Her work has been featured from coast to coast and beyond:
Agora Gallery, Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, NYC
NAWA UniteWomen.org exhibition; Voices: An Artist’s Perspective
East Hampton Karyn Mannix Contemporary, Hamptons NY
Petaluma Arts Center, CA; New Politic: Artists Explore
PEACE DE RESISTANCE juried group show, NYC
States of the Union, Michael Papa, Editor
Litro Magazine Issue 163, UK
World Technology Award Finalist for Design, NYC