About The Artist

Myke Amend is a weaver of strange worlds in which darkness and the macabre, fantasy, speculative fiction, emotion, and even politics blend seamlessly into fantastic, surreal, horrific, yet serene and wondrous worlds of tranquil chaos.

His paintings and engravings have been shown in many magazines and books, served as album covers, have appeared on television shows, and served as both scenery and plot devices in movies. From Abney Park to Vernian Process, Steampunk Tales to Gatehouse Gazette, Weird Tales Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the RPG “Airship Pirates”, on the set of NY Ink, and highlighted on Home Strange Home, his work is pretty well-known and easily recognized within the Steampunk subculture, especially the works from his “Airships and Tentacles” series, wherein Lovecraft and Jules Verne intermingle into an odd new world explored by various Davinci-styled airships and Vernian seacraft.

Influenced greatly by Gustave Dore, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Gerald Brom, Derek Riggs, Pieter Brughel, and others, a thing most commonly noted about Myke’s artistic style is his attention to detail and obsessive details within details, rendered in dream-like fashion: visionary, surreal dreamscapes, strange and ominous, whimsical with child-like imagination.

4 thoughts on “About The Artist

  1. Hey Myke, my name is Florio and I am photographer in Port Jefferson, Long Island. I mainly shoot weddings. I recently discovered the steampunk and I am in love! Just wanted to let you know, if you ever need photos of yourself or if you have friends into the same genre, I would be more than happy to shoot for you one round for no charge. P.S. Your work is beautiful! Take care, Florio 631-38-9989 (my cell).

  2. This past week-end,I bought one of your coloring book for grown up kids. I enjoy reading about each piece and staring at them. I color to relax! Thank you for the beautiful art work!

  3. I would like to contact you about selling your work on our upcoming art site, do you have a contact email?

    Many thanks, Dawn

  4. Myke Amend:

    I am contacting you in regards to an art exhibit titled Steampunk: History of the Future that will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado during the summer of 2014 for its 42nd anniversary. It will run from June 6th to September 13th and the exhibition will be centered on steampunk art, culture, and history. There will be a national call to artists for steampunk artwork that will be juried by world renowned artist and author Art Donovan, a fashion show of steampunk costuming and clothing, and a group invitational exhibit of some of the leading artists of the steampunk genre. After viewing your original paintings and engravings on your website http://www.mykeamend.com, I would like to invite you to participate in the invitational portion of the exhibit as one of our prolific steampunk artists.

    About the Arts Center
    The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center is an accredited institution through the American Alliance of Museums and has been serving southern Colorado since 1972. Our arts center consists of four gallery spaces: the Regional Gallery at 600 square feet, the Hoag Gallery at 1,326 square feet, the King Gallery at 1,426 square feet, and the White Gallery coming in at 3,025 square feet. We strive to make the arts an active part of everyone’s lives by leading high-quality, challenging arts programs and services.

    More About the Exhibit
    The steampunk invitational will take place in the White Gallery, the largest of the four spaces, with other portions of the exhibit being displayed in the Hoag and Regional Galleries. Artwork would need to be at the Arts Center at 210 N Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo, CO 81003 by Monday, May 19th 2014. The Arts Center will be fiscally responsible for the shipment of all artwork, all of which will be covered by the institution’s insurance for the entirety of the exhibition.

    We are dedicated to educational, inspirational, and inclusive events and shows, and Steampunk: History of the Future does just that. I hope that you choose to exhibit with us for this exciting display of steampunk history, art, and culture!

    If you are interested in participating in Steampunk: History of the Future or have any questions, you may e-mail to [email protected] or call 719-295-7200.

    Yours in Art,
    Elizabeth Szabo
    Interim Curator of Visual Arts

    Meghan Bosch
    Interim Visual Arts Coordinator

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