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Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver
Amy Oliver

Amy Oliver

Studio Member - Deptford
 

About Artist

I am a UK based self-taught conceptual artist and draw upon personal experiences of mental health illness, domestic violence, women’s rights and identity, and social and political conditions as the catalyst for my work. I began my creative journey in 2014 after completing an administrative role on the UK Government's Modern Slavery Evidence Review and have exhibited in group shows internationally including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, Tokyo and Venice. In October 2018 I co-curated an exhibition at Espacio Gallery, London which coincided with World Mental Health Day and saw the coming together of 43 international, emerging and accomplished artists who express life’s difficulties through artwork created as and for self-expression, communication and therapeutic release.

I use mannequins, my own sculptures, photography and digital manipulation to construct photo art - my intention being to create subtle, relatable images that portray both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; in which the subject matter is almost secondary and conversely more intense, and which express vulnerability and instability but also allude to the fundamental core strength within - in an attempt to capture the fragility of self. I enjoy responding to both reference and materials in unconventional ways, pushing their and my boundaries.

I am drawn to and inspired by the subjective work and language of artists such as Dumas, Emin and Schiele.

 

Joint Exhibitions

ALL EXHIBITION LINKS ON WEBSITE
​CURRENT & UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS
20 August 2018 - January 2019
'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London (showing Hope and Rose)

14 - 17 March 2019
FLUX Exhibition, The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London (showing various)

PREVIOUS GROUP SHOWS
30 October - 16 November 2018
'Beautiful & Damned' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London (showing Smacker)

4 October - 12 November 2018
'Girl Child' by ArtCan, NW London Resource Centre, London (showing Hold Her, Hear Her)

9 - 14 October 2018
'(In)visible' by Atramental (curated by Jenni Bea and myself), Espacio Gallery, off Brick Lane, London

6 - 12 July 2018
'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, Misc. Art Center, Timisoara, Romania (showing Flashback and She Dances)

5 February - 5 July 2018
'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London (showing Hope and Rose)

6 June 2018 (one night only)
'From ArtCan with Love' ArtCan Postcard Fundraiser Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

25 May 2018 (one night only)
'Ich Will' (Rammstein themed club night) by 8 Music Group, Nightclub Kolis, London (showing various mannequin pieces)

16 - 31 May 2018
'Unspoken' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London (showing Emotional Baggage)

11 - 15 May 2018
'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, TOON, 1056 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands (showing Flashback and She Dances)

16 - 31 May 2018
'Unspoken' by Sweet Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London (showing Emotional Baggage)

25 May 2017 (one night only)
'Ich Will' (Rammstein themed club night) by 8 Music Group, Nightclub Kolis, London (showing various mannequin pieces)

2 February - 30 March 2018
'Square Peg' by ArtCan at Circle Gallery, Sheffield (showing Passage of Time)

9 - 11 March 2018
An 'Illuminate Herstory' exhibition, Bernard Sunley Building, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford (showing The Women Fought)

27 February - 4 March 2018
'Pink' by Clouds Art Coffee, 25-4,Koenjikita, 2-Chome Suginami, Tokyo (showing Kiss)

18 - 21 January 2018
'Intent' by Cultivate at BMST Space, Dalston, London (showing Tool Box and You Do It To Yourself)

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

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

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

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

September 2017
'Appearance of...' by ArtCan, A&D Gallery, London (showing (Just) Out of Reach)
An Art Event by Nasty Women UK, Stour Space, Hackney Wick, London (showing Smile Love! #shutthefuckup
'FemFest' by Sweet 'Art in partnership with Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London (showing Life Death and Everything Inbetween II and The Print)
Mental Health Charity Fundraising Auction by Chilli Studios at Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (donating Shackled)

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

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

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)
'Interact' by Cultivate at Coate, London (showing Bound by my own Guard and My feet hurt)

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

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

March 2017
'T'ART' by Sweet Art, Pearl & Bones Gallery, London (showing Enough. Period)

 

Commissions

Yes

 

http://www.fragilityofself.co.uk

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