Amy Zwikel is a Chicago based artist who strives to cultivate her creative skills through material exploration and experimentation in order to provide unique, macrame focused artwork and experiences for the modern free spirit. In addition to macrame, Amy creates watercolor and acrylic paintings as well as pottery.
Amy was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but loves to travel and experience the globe's vast cultural landscape. Some of her favorite destinations include Istanbul, Paris, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Arles and even Vail. She currently lives in Chicago's charming Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Amy earned her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and went on to become an Art Director at a midsize Chicago marketing agency. Continuing to broaden her artistic reach, Amy earned an MAT in Art Education from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Amy is in her 6th year teaching art, ceramics and photography at a suburban high school. Last year Amy took a one year sabbatical to establish herself as a creative, artistic entrepreneur. She is now back in the classroom, but continues to host macrame workshops and create custom macrame and painting commissions. If you have a question, custom order or anything else relevant, send Amy a message using the form below.
I would love to hear from you, so please fill out the form below with any questions, custom macrame orders or comments. Or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.