Amy Yoes was born in 1959 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has lived in Chicago, San Francisco and, since 1998, in New York.
She works in a multi-faceted way, alternately employing installation, photography, video, painting, and sculpture. An interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have reverberated through time, informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.
Her work has been seen in many venues, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.; MassMoca, North Adams, MA; the Carpenter Center for the Arts, Cambridge, MA; the Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.