Amy Stephens FRSS
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)
MA Fine Art
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008)
BA (Hons) Fine Art
University of Reading, UK (2005)
Public Art Collections
Canary Wharf Group Collection, London
David Ross Foundation, London
Groucho Club Collection, London
Grundy Art Gallery Collection, Blackpool
Modern Forms Collection, London
Museo Federico Silva Collection, Mexico
Irish Office of Public Works State Collection, Dublin
Rothschild Collection, London
Soho House Global Collection - London and Mumbai
Unilever Collection, London
Villa Lena Foundation, Tuscany
Zabludowicz Collection, London
Recent solo exhibitions include Nature knows only colours, Maria Stathi Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2021); Land, Reland [Portland], Upfor Gallery, Portland. Oregon, US (2018); fig-futures, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK (2018); Retain, Reframe, Maria Stath Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); rock, paper, mountain, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); fig2 35/50, ICA London (2015).
Recent group exhibitions include Psychotropics, New Art Centre, Roche Court, curated by Iwona Blazwick OBE (2020); Spotlight on Sculpture, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK (2020); Synergia, Museo Federico Silva, Mexico (2019); Skulturenpark, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria(2019); The Annotated Reader, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, curated by Ryan Gander and Jonathan P Watts (2019); non-binary, ksRoom, bei, Riegersburg, Austria, curated by Victoria Dejaco (2019); Parallel Lines: Sculpture and Drawing, Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, London, UK (2019).
Selected awards include research funding by The Henry Moore Foundation (2022); Awarded funding by the Arts Council England (2021); Selected for fig-futures, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK with support from the Art Fund, Arts Council England and Outset Contemporary Art Fund (2018); Awarded the Artists' International Development Award, Arts Council England and the British Council (2016); Selected for the Villa Lena Artists' Residency, Tuscany, Italy (2015); Awarded the Triangle Network Fellowship to Muscat, Oman with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK (2013); Awarded the Irish Museum of Modern Art Artists' Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011); Awarded The Banff Centre, Artists' Residency, Banff, Canada (2010).