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Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

Second Floor Studios & Arts
 

About Artist

My work is based mainly around my own experiences and focuses on mental health, women’s rights and identity, and social and political conditions.

I use mannequins, my own sculptures and digital manipulation to construct photo art - my intention being to create subtle images in which the subject matter is 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.

A Different Manifestation of Love is a series which explores some of the physical elements of my own past exposure to domestic violence and abuse, and was shown at #TRIBE17, Oxo Tower, London. My hope with these pieces is simply to start a conversation.

My work and style is ever changing and I am on a constant learning curve. I enjoy taking an experimental approach with both materials and reference and 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 and lesser known artists - many of whom I've been lucky enough to connect with via social media.

Amy Oliver

 

Joint Exhibitions

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CURRENT & UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS

July 2017 - January 2018
44 Artworks @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London (showing Rose)

18 - 21 January 2018
'Intent' by Cultivate at BMST Space, Dalston, London (showing Tool Box)

PREVIOUS GROUP SHOWS

7 - 15 November 2017
'What is the Point?' by ArtCan, Camden Image Gallery, London (showing Hope)

27 October - 3 November 2017
'Monochrome' by Merge-Arts, The Cafe Gallery, Islington Arts Factory, London (showing Tell Me About It I & II)

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

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

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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