Confections (adorned) #16, 2010



The Confections photographic series (2005-2012) began as a response to my 30th birthday. It was a celebration of birthdays, color, pattern and obsessive absurdity. My original idea was to bake 30 birthday cakes for myself and photograph them. I ordered a cake decorating kit online and watched an instructional video. When I quickly discovered my cakes were never going to look like the ones in the video, I decided to leave them in their exuberantly imperfect states.

In the course of eight years, this series evolved into more of a humorous, feminist, conversation on life and our struggles for perfection.



Confections #65, 2008


Amy Stevens earned a MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, and a BFA in Photography/Studio Art from Arizona State University. She has participated in both group and solo shows in major US cities as well as Canada, Ireland, China and Lithuania. Stevens has notably shown in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Jen Bekman Gallery in New York and the ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum in China. Amy’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Cleveland Art Museum and The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick, Canada. Her work has been published in Real Simple, Russian Esquire, Venus Zine, Prism (Ireland), Vision (Beijing) and French publications étapes and Muze.

In addition to her personal artwork, Stevens is part of a two-personal international curatorial team having recently produced two exhibitions in 2012 in Philadelphia and Dublin, with a new traveling show of Irish and American artists in the works for 2014/2015.

Amy currently resides in Berks County, Pennsylvania.


Confections (couture) #2, 2010


Confections (adorned) #10, 2011


Confections #24, 2006

Confections #53, 2007

Confections #34, 2006


Confections (abroad) #7, 2010


Confections (adorned) #26, 2012

Confections #11, 2005
Confections #28, 2006
Confections (adorned) #23, 2011

Confections #44, 2006


Confections (adorned) #15, 2010


Confections (adorned) #24, 2012


Confections (adorned) #8, 2009

Confections #58, 2007
Confections #52, 2007
Confections (adorned) #25, 2012
Confections (adorned) #20, 2010