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Vicarious PosterFor mixed-media artist Amy Traggianese, art begins with her inspiration: found and discarded objects. To most people, they look like plain, everyday objects, but she arranges and combines these collected items into her pieces to give them a new purpose. Her newest work has been experimental collage, combining many different types of materials and re-purposing them into her art.

Throughout her art making, Traggianese has created with different artistic mediums: fabric, clay, paint, fiber and paper. She has participated in numerous juried art shows throughout the United States. Her work is included in private collections and the permanent collection of the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT, and has been featured in The Crafts Report, New York Times and Connecticut Post. She was born in NYC and received her MA in art and art education from Southern CT State University. Traggianese works as an elementary art educator and lives in Easton, CT.