Amy Modesti was destined to become an artist. Residing in Cropseyville, NY with her artistic parents, Modesti attended Tamarac High School, where her passion for the visual arts originated. It wasn’t until she attended Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, NY where she commenced her studies within the visual arts.
Modesti earned an A.S. Degree in Fine Art from HVCC in December 2009. After gaining hands-on experience as a graphic design intern, she decided to attend The College of Saint Rose. However, her interest in graphic design had faded after her first semester.
Modesti returned to HVCC where she continued her love for photography as a photographer for “The Hudsonian” college newspaper. From volunteering her time at The Teaching Gallery and the Fulton Street Gallery in Troy, NY, her interest in arts management blossomed. In 2011, she transferred to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) where she will graduate in May 2014 with a BA in art and arts management.
Although her preferred medium is in digital photography, she also excels in drawing and painting. Modesti’s work was recently exhibited in a student exhibition at MASS MoCA and “The Afterlife: An Interpretation of the Hereafter” at the Jarvis Rockwell Gallery in North Adams, MA. Her photographs have also been featured in a MCLA news story, a Nippertown review, “The Beacon” MCLA student newspaper, and an advertisement for the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant in Troy, NY.
Modesti’s goal upon graduation is to make a difference within the visual and performing arts community. Her passion for the arts continues to thrive through her creative expressions of documentation, emotions, and experiences shown within paintings and digital photographs. Based on the interpretation of horoscopes, her thoughts and interpretations of the zodiac and her weekly life will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition show, Elemental Connections: MCLA Senior Art Show.