Felice Amato received a BA in art from the University of Minnesota– Twin Cities. She has exhibited her tile work throughout Minnesota as well as created murals at the Minnesota Children’s Museum and Adams Spanish Immersion, both in St. Paul. With the Jerome Grant she planned to create a series of tympanas, narrative reliefs that suggest doorway pediments. Amato explains; “I love the unintended mark or impression and the unexpected finish resulting from a series of chance decisions. I am at my best when I am synthesizing so I have been nurturing the development of a collage approach. I combine small components into a scene or setting—sometimes taking weeks or months to find the connections.”