Amy Theiss Giese was born in Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in Boston, MA. She received a BA from Amherst College, majoring in Fine Arts and she graduated from the New England School of Photography in 2006 before she completed her MFA in Photography with honors at Parsons in NYC in 2009. Currently, she is the Director of the low-residency MFA in Photography program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Giese's work is rooted in materialism, exploring what the fundamental forces for a given medium are rather than the meaning or subject, with her interest primarily in photographic and sound recordings of spaces and places. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.