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Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

Second Floor Studios & Arts

About Artist

My work is focussed in the main around my own experiences, referencing in particular mental health, women’s rights and identity, and social and political conditions.

I use broken mannequins to create simple photo art - my intention being for the subject matter to be almost secondary and conversely more intense; to express vulnerability and instability but also allude to the fundamental core strength within - in an attempt to capture the fragility of self.

My work and style is ever changing and I am on a constant learning curve - with all materials I take an experimental approach and enjoy responding in unconventional ways, pushing their (and my) boundaries.

I am delighted to have been accepted as an ArtCan artist in April 2017, particularly as I didn't start my creative journey until 2014 when I was 43 and, aside from a part-time one year Certificate in Sculpture with The Art Academy, London during 2014/15, I am predominantly self-taught.

I am drawn to and inspired by the subjective work and language of artists such as Schiele, Dumas and Emin, as well as a myriad of well known/currently lesser known artists - many of whom I've been lucky enough to connect with via social media.

Amy Oliver


Joint Exhibitions


July - December 2017
44 Artworks @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London (showing Rose)

25 - 30 September 2017
'Appearance of...' by ArtCan, A&D Gallery, London (showing (Just) Out of Reach)

12 - 15 October 2017
'TRIBE17' by Chrom-Art, The Bargehouse, Oxo Wharf Tower, London (showing A Different Manifestation of Love (see menu tab))

6 - 17 November 2017
'What is the Point?' by ArtCan, Camden Image Gallery, London (showing Hope)

22 - 24 September 2017
An Art Event by Nasty Women UK, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London (showing Smile Love! #shutthefuckup

8 - 10 September 2017
'FemFest' by Sweet 'Art in partnership with Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London (showing Life Death and Everything Inbetween II and The Print)

6 - 13 September 2017
Mental Health Charity Fundraising Auction by Chilli Studios at Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (donating Shackled)

1 - 5 August 2017
'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Menier Gallery, London (showing A Product of Insomnis, Life Death & Everything Inbetween - The Print, and Sore Throat)

15 - 29 July 2017
'State of Mind' by Lou Gilmore-George, Northallerton, North Yorks (showing Shackled)

26 - 30 June 2017
'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens (showing A Product of Insomnis, Life Death & Everything Inbetween - The Print, and Sore Throat)

15 - 18 June 2017
'Interact' by Cultivate at Coate, London (showing Bound by my own Guard and My feet hurt)

26 May - 2 June 2017
'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Greenhouse, Berlin (showing A Product of Insomnis, Life Death & Everything Inbetween - The Print, and Sore Throat)

1 March - 1 April 2017
'At This Point In Time' by WITP, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh (showing Bound by my own Guard)

7 - 9 March 2017
'T'ART' by Sweet Art, Pearl & Bones Gallery, London (showing Enough. Period)
November 2016
'Gluttony' by Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans, Herts (showing There will be blood)

October 2016
East Kent Artists' Open House weekends, Margate, Kent
October 2016
'Humans' by Made In.. Art Gallery, Venice, Italy (showing Wear it better and Silence)

September - October 2016
'The Nude' by Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London (showing Disjointed Fore - piece since destroyed)

September - October 2016
'MEWS #2 Routes' by Jakbox, Camden, London (showing Cord)

August 2016
Blair Zaye Presents 'Exposed', Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London (showing Complete)

June 2016
'Breakfast in Beirut' by Artiki Eventi, Treviso, Italy (showing Beneath my Mask)
July 2015

The Art Academy Graduation Show, London

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