2023 Creative Revolutionary Spotlight: Amy Critchett

An impresario in the management of complicated public art projects, Amy Critchett is a strategic doer – she makes big things happen. Trusted by Leo Villareal to help realize The Bay Lights in San Francisco and his massive Illuminated River project across the River Thames (which has been noted as one of the biggest public artwork visible in the world), she played a key role clearing “the strategic, logistical, conceptual and technical paths necessary” to make these projects successes. From organizing fundraising to navigating government bureaucracy, she overcomes challenges and brings ideas together in meaningful ways. Critchett also creates art of her own, utilizing fabrics and objects with highly tactile-reactive surfaces.