Art museum director, Sharon Patton, summarizes her works thus: “Amos’s sequence of paintings is anecdotal, but the objective of each is the same: to argue constructively against norms in the field of art as well as society.
Heresies was “the group I had always hoped existed: serious, knowledgeable, take-care-of-business feminists giving time to publish the art and writings of women,” Amos wrote in Art Journal.
Amos later recalled in an article published in Art Journal in 1999 that although she felt honoured to be part of Spiral, she thought it “fishy” that the group had not asked older, established women, artists, to join.
Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, Amos’ paintings often depicted, in bright pop colors, scenes of Black middle-class domestic life, a subject barely explored in contemporary art at the time.
Amos’ work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the New Jersey and Minnesota state museums, and the Dade County and Newark museums.