Amy Ning was born in Tokyo and moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1973. She studied art at California State University, Long Beach earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. Her work has been in various publications, product packaging, billboards, film and children's books. While an illustrator for the Orange County Register, Amy’s work was honored by the Society for News Design, Print Magazine and Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles.
Amy’s fine art has been showcased in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Japan, including “Nervous Edge” at the Art Institute of California, Orange County, “Red Hot Wicked” and “Mini Hot” at Studio C Gallery in Los Angeles, "The Red Show" at Core New Art Space Gallery in Colorado. She was also privately commissioned by Arque Orion Group for triptych and single-panel installations at the company’s offices in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. She is an active participant of the local art festivals as Art-A-Fair Laguna Art Festival, Pasadena ArtWalk, Silverado Canyon WinterFest and Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts.
The endless journey of finding a balance between her two cultures, the East and the West, is evidenced in her art where she both examines, and embraces the ambiguity within. Disparity is the protagonist in all of Amy’s images. Her appreciation of ukiyo-e woodblock art is reflected in her two-dimensional environments. The subtle gradations of color and texture, which were perfected during her airbrush period, are now achieved digitally. Amy’s concepts and preliminaries are executed traditionally and completed digitally as giclée prints.