Amy Pryor is a Bronx-based artist who utilizes a variety of media to create collages, paintings, sculptures, and installations. She often incorporates data, maps, and imagery from aerial and astral photographs into works that explore the intersections of commerce, culture, and landscape. Pryor's work has been featured at numerous cultural institutions, including the Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx River Arts Center, Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education, Frans Masereel Centrum, the Islip Museum, New Haven Museum, 92Y TriBeCa, No Longer Empty, and Wave Hill. She holds a BFA in Art History and Sculpture from Ohio University, and an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale.
"Big Dipper Bench" is a collaborative public artwork produced with Nina Edwards Anker. It is on view now through June 30, 2019 in Starlight Park, Bronx along with seven other artworks. Big Dipper Bench features six interconnected cedar benches and seven solar-powered stars that light at dusk and are visible from above via the 174th Street Bridge in the West Farms neighborhood.