Sculptor, Amy Hauft, grew up in Southern California. She earned her Bachelors in Art from the University of California Santa Cruz. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and then earned her Masters of Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hauft spent the following 2 decades in New York City, the new 8 years in Richmond, Virginia, and now lives in Austin Texas.
She has exhibited her large-scale architectural installations in museums and galleries world-wide including the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), the New Museum (NYC), the International Artists Museum (Poland), The American Academy in Rome (Italy) and PS1 Museum (NYC) among many others. She has been the recipient of significant grants including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, PEW Foundation Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, the Howard Foundation Fellowship and a Public Art Fund Grant, among others. She has been awarded residencies to work in various countries including the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in Umbria, Italy and the International Artists Residency Fellowship in Lodz, Poland.
Hauft taught for 14 years at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. In 2004, she was appointed Chair of the Sculpture Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, whose graduate sculpture program was ranked first in the nation by US News and World Report for her entire tenure there. 1n 2012 Hauft moved her studio to Austin, Texas and was named the Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture in the University of Texas’ Department of Art & Art History.