About

Amy Koslowski Ordoveza paints small, precise still lifes and landscapes in gouache, gradually building up the paint in translucent layers to achieve rich colors and refined edges. She is interested in the significance that can become attached to ordinary objects such as vitamins, seashells, and plant life through associations and metaphors. She has spent a lot of time in museums looking at and learning from artwork from many cultures and time periods, especially Northern Renaissance and 17th century Dutch paintings, drawings, and prints.

After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in painting, Ms. Ordoveza went on to earn an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and an MAT in art education from George Mason University. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings throughout the United States and internationally. She has taught art for Fairfax County Public Schools and Arlington Adult Education.

Selected Exhibitions

2018: Society of Canadian Artists  50th Open International Exhibition, Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Small Treasures,  Iverness County Centre for the Arts, Iverness, Nova Scotia; Hands Dancing, Iverness County Centre for the Arts, Iverness, Nova Scotia
2017: 
Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia
2015: All Alumni AANYAA Exhibition, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery and Bernardsville Public Library, Bernardsville, NJ; Scapes, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia
2014: Small Works, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia, Second place award, Artist-Teacher, Fairfax County Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia
2013: Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, New York; All Media Membership Show, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia, Instruct(art), Fairfax County Artist-Teacher Exhibit, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center; Lorton, Virginia
2012: 5×5(5), Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia
2011: Arlington Adult Education Instructors’ Show, Central Library, Arlington, Virginia
2010: Paintings and Drawings, solo show, Shirlington Library, Arlington, Virginia
2009: Arlington Adult Education Instructors’ Show, Central Library, Arlington, Virginia; Scapes, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia; Artomatic, Washington, DC
2008: 5×5, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center; Alexandria, Virginia; All Arlington Salon, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 15 x 15: Annual Alumni Small Work Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
2007: Draw, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas; Stolen Space Gallery, London, England
2006: Take Home a Nude, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, New York, Master of Fine Arts Diploma Exhibition, The New York Academy of Art, New York, New York, 29th Annual NYU Small Works Show, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, New York
2005: Square Foot IV, Project Spaceman, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York; Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; 15 x 15; Annual Alumni Small Work Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; The Sixteenth Annual New Jersey Small Works Show, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, New Jersey
2004: Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Maryland Institute College of Art Commencement Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland; Paintings and Drawings, solo show, Central Presbyterian Church, Towson, Maryland
2003: What’s Around Us: Contemporary Landscape and Cityscape, Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland; Celebrating Excellence, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, New Jersey and the Union County Freeholders’ Gallery, Elizabeth, New Jersey; Koinonia Christian Fellowship Group Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
2002: Maryland Institute Korean Students Association Juried Show, Seoul, South Korea