Amy Mills is a photographer, luthier, musician, makeup artist, living doll, and bobbin maker living and working in NYC. Her photography work is influenced heavily by late 19th c. aesthetics, specifically the art photography movement, pairing it with very modern subject matter.
Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Amy's childhood was spent learning classical music, drawing, and photography. In 2005 she attended the Boston Conservatory for one year, but ultimately decided to transfer to the nearby Massachusetts College of Art where she earned her BFA in photography. Immediately following she moved to New York to attend Purchase College where she earned an MFA in music.
During her studies at Purchase she began learning woodworking and experimenting with instrument construction. This eventually led her to find a position with one of the top instrument restoration & repair shops in the world: Retrofret Vintage Guitars.
Massachusetts College of Art 2007-2011
BFA Fine Arts
Graduated departmental honors
Graduated Deans List
Retrofret Vintage Guitars
2016 – Present
School of Visual Arts
Assistant Studio Manager