Amy E. Vialpando was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1972.
In high school, her artistic skill became recognized when she received awards at the Laramie County Art Fair. She was nationally recognized by Dow Chemicals as one of the top 50/1000 applicants in the Earth Day Art Exhibit, 1989. Her piece was framed by Dow Chemicals and went on tour to eight different states. In 1992, she entered the Mazda Art Car competition. She did not win the grand prize, but she did receive national recognition for placing within the top 50/1000 applicants. She was awarded with several college art scholarships. In 1995, she graduated with a BFA from the University of Wyoming.
After college, Amy found art opportunities as a sign maker, a screen printing art director, a graphic designer for a public relations and marketing firm. She worked as a free-lance graphic designer for a variety of clients while making art on the side to sell at art exhibits and art festivals.
Since moving to Loveland, Colorado in 2001, Amy decided to focus her energy and resources more directly on her art. She has generated business through word of mouth and she has sold a wide range of commissions, belly casts for pregnant women, jewelry, original paintings and sculpture. She has been active in local and national art exhibits.
As of September 1st, 2016, she was juried into the Contemporary artist community called Artworks Loveland. Amy has expanded her business to this downtown studio (310 N. Railroad Avenue, Studio #128) which is primarily used for painting and for bringing a new focus to her work. She is inspired by the nurturing work space that Artworks Loveland provides and by the amazingly talented artists that are not just studio neighbors but are also, a second family.