Amy Archambault received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and BA in Studio Art / Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Archambault's large-scale installations, sculptures and mixed media drawings uncover playful and unconventional activations of sites and structures. Her installations incorporate both the material and the visual languages of athletic culture, childhood play and the home improvement / constructive domain.
Recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant (Sculpture / Installation) (2013), Archambault has exhibited her work nationally. Recently, Archambault's large-scale interactive installation, "Hideout," installed at the Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA, earned her notable recognition in the Boston Globe while engaging an entirely new and participatory audience. As a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, she released a new body of work in her 2016 solo exhibition, "Imaginate." Archambault was named the Boston Center for the Arts Artist in Residence (2015). Her public interactive installation "inMotion: Memories of Invented Play" was featured on the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza (Summer 2015) and earned her recognition in the Boston Globe. In addition, Archambault participated in the Isles Arts Initiative (Summer 2015) with her work, "Traverse," being installed in Fort Warren (Georges Island, Boston Harbor Islands, Boston, MA). Archambault's installation, "Futile Ascent," was featured in a group exhibition of faculty artists, "Pulse," at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA and additionally at GRIN, Providence, RI. Prior, her installation, "Live-work," was featured in a solo exhibition at 17 Cox, Beverly, MA in 2014. In 2013, she participated in a group exhibition of alumnae artists, "Spark," at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Prior, Archambault was featured in a solo exhibition at the Mill Gallery in Hartford, CT in 2012. Archambault was recognized in Pulse Magazine for its "Up & Coming Local Artists" outlook in Central Massachusetts in 2012. Her work has been selected on multiple occasions for the Dave Bown Projects Semi-Annual Competition. She is currently Studio Supervisor and Lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.