Amy Mills

Amy Mills is a photographer, luthier, musician, makeup artist, living doll, and bobbin maker living and working in NYC. Her photography work is influenced heavily by late 19th c. aesthetics, specifically the art photography movement, pairing it with very modern subject matter.

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Amy's childhood was spent learning classical music, drawing, and photography. In 2005 she attended the Boston Conservatory for one year, but ultimately decided to transfer to the nearby Massachusetts College of Art where she earned her BFA in photography. Immediately following she moved to New York to attend Purchase College where she earned an MFA in music.

During her studies at Purchase she began learning woodworking and experimenting with instrument construction. This eventually led her to find a position with one of the top instrument restoration & repair shops in the world: Retrofret Vintage Guitars.


Massachusetts College of Art 2007-2011

BFA Fine Arts

Graduated departmental honors

Purchase College


MFA Music

Graduated Deans List

Work History

Retrofret Vintage Guitars

Repair Technician

2016 – Present

School of Visual Arts

Assistant Studio Manager



Bust Magazine

Musée Magazine

SHER Magazine

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Venefica Magazine

Musica Jazz

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