Amy Laskin’s work in the Jamaica Biennial 2017 can be seen at the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Amy Laskin was born in 1955, in Philadelphia, USA. Laskin attended the Pennsylvania State University where she was awarded a BFA degree in Ceramic Sculpture in 1977. She also holds an MFA in Painting (1979) from the School of Fine Art Institute in Chicago. Amy Laskin has been living in Jamaica since 1986 and had her first solo exhibition at the Bolivar Gallery in Kingston in 1989. She is best known for her highly detailed and surrealist paintings, which feature tropical and marine plants, corals and lace garments. She has exhibited widely in both the USA and Jamaica and in 2015 participated in Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists at the National Gallery of Jamaica. She lives in St Andrew, Jamaica.