About Amy Helminiak

Photography courtesy of Ty Helminiak

Amy Helminiak is a multimedia artist who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she started her pursuits in the arts under the direction of her father, a practiced painter. After being awarded competitive arts scholarships she studied at The Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated with a BFA. She later continued her studies at a classical art atelier, The Schuler School of Art, focusing in painting techniques of the old Dutch masters and classical sculpture.  

Currently living in Barcelona she recently graduated from Elisava School of Design and was awarded an MA in photography and design.  Her practice is realized through different mediums, but maintains a constant theme of language and communication, focusing on the ambiguity of language in the digital age and how it shapes our culture. It explores the complexities of the volume of information that the digital age has presented and the unified voice it has created.

In parallel, her most intimate work takes the form of handmade books that explore storytelling. Combined with poetry, photography and drawing, these books manifest her own experiences and transmit an open invitation to her universe.