Amy Sacksteder

A photo of Amy Sacksteder

Full Professor

2D Media; Foundations

406B - Sherzer

[email protected]


Northern Illinois University, MFA, Painting


Amy Sacksteder’s paintings, drawings, collages, and installations explore artifacts as vehicles of human connection to specific places and occurrences. Compelled by our interactions with the land and landscape, she investigates the personal, environmental, and political significances of place.


Sacksteder’s work has been featured and reviewed in journals such as New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, most recently at Dutoit Gallery in Dayton, OH; Popps Packing in Hamtramck, MI: Buckham Gallery in Flint, MI; the Detroit Center for Design and Technology in Detroit, MI; The Provincial in Kaleva, MI; LUMP in Raleigh, NC; and Art Metropole in Toronto, ON. She has two three-person exhibitions forthcoming in 2020, at the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Western Illinois University. 


Sacksteder lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and has been teaching at EMU since 2006