Amy Elkins was born in Venice Beach, CA in 1979 and received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY in May of 2007. Her work explores notions of vulnerability, identity and transitory states. Elkins’ ongoing series, Wallflower, investigates and confronts some of the cultural grounds underlying gender. Her newest series, Black is the Day, Black is the night, conceptually explores masculinity and identity through correspondence with men serving life and deathrow sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the US.
Elkins’ work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including shows at Kunsthalle wien in Vienna, Austria, The PIP International Photo Festival in Pingyao, China, Gallery Gagopa in Masan, South Korea, Gallery Elsa in Busan, South Korea, Barbara Walters Gallery, Hous Projects Gallery, Jen Bekman Gallery, National Arts Club, PEER Gallery, Tina Kim Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York,