At the heart of Amy Stephens’ practice is a concern with the reclamation of natural objects and the transferability of form via appropriation. Recent explorations are rooted within the structure’s materiality offering relationships between landscape, architecture and sculpture.
Amy Stephens (b.1981 London) received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008) and a BA (Hons) Fine Art from the University of Reading, UK (2005).
Selected solo exhibitions include Land | Reland [Portland], Upfor Gallery, Portland. Oregon, US (2018); fig-futures, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK (2018); Retain, Reframe, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); rock, paper, mountain, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); fig2 35/50, ICA London (2015); Rocks Remember, William Benington Gallery, London, UK (2015); 'an oyster can’t read this', Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Catching the Big Fish, Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Collide, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK (2012); This Urban Silence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2011).
Selected awards include fig-futures, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK with Art Fund, Arts Council England and Outset Contemporary Art Fund (2018); Artists' International Development Award, Arts Council England and the British Council (2016); Villa Lena Artists' Residency, Tuscany, Italy (2015); Triangle Network Award to Muscat, Oman with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK (2013); Irish Museum of Modern Art Artists' Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011); The Banff Centre, Artists' Residency, Banff, Canada (2010).
Amy Stephens has artwork in the following collections, Azam Collection, David Ross Foundation, Groucho Club Collection, John Jones Collection, Modern Forms Collection, Munster Collection, Irish Office of Public Works State Collection, The Grundy Art Gallery Collection, The Rothschild Collection, Soho House Collection, Villa Lena Foundation, Zabludowicz Collection. The artist was recently appointed a Trustee of the Royal Society of Sculptors and currently sits on the advisory board for Block Universe, an annual performance festival in London.