Amy Stephens

Lives and works in London, UK
Studio at Studio Voltaire, Clapham, London

Education

2008 Chelsea College of Art and Design, MA Fine Art

2006 Chelsea College of Art and Design, Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art

2001–2005 University of Reading, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Residencies/Fellowships

2016 UV estudios, Artists' Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina – May

2015 Villa Lena, Artists' Residency, Tuscany, Italy, October

  AiR-Sandnes, Artists' Residency Programme, Sandnes, Norway, June

2014 Triangle Network Award and International Fellowship with Omani artists in London with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK

2013 Triangle Network Award and International Fellowship to Muscat, Oman with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK

  Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout, Artists' Residency, Caroline Wiseman, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, July

2011 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Artists' Residency, Dublin, Ireland, August – November

2010 The Banff Centre, Visual Arts Self–directed Creative Artists' Residency, Canada, September – October

2009 SÍM, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Artists' Residency, Reykjavík, November

Solo Exhibitions

2016 rock. paper. mountain, UV estudios, Humboldt 401, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015 Amy Stephens, fig2, 35/50, ICA Studio, London in association with Outset Contemporary Art Fund

  An oyster can't read this, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

  Rocks Remember, William Benington Gallery, London

2014 A Light Less Ordinary, 48 Moreton Street Gallery, London, UK

  Patterns in the Chaos, William Benington Gallery, London, UK

  If walls could dance, Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2013 A Light Less Ordinary, Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK

  Catching the Big Fish, Minibar Artist Space, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 Collide, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK

2011 Restless Nature, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

  This Urban Silence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

  Spatial Territories, La Scatola Gallery, London, UK

2010 The Rise of the Wapiti, Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Canada

  Aestheticising the Inanimate, Islington Museum, London, UK

2007 Perceived Intervention, St. Peter's Church, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2016 Abt Forms, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus

  POMP, Safehouse 1 & 2, Peckham, UK - Curated by Timothy Holt

2015 No.5, Villa Lena, Tuscany, Italy

  KITE, Haute Presents, Berlin, Germany – Two-person exhibition: Amy Stephens & Ildikó Buckley

  something. anything. everything, Studio 17, Nytorget 17, Stavanger, Norway – Two Person Exhibition: Amy Stephens & Nils-Thomas Okland

  Watershed, Work, Rest, Play and Politics of Water, Hall Place, Bexley – Curated by Artwise

  Sculptural 2015, Coombe Trenchard, Devon, UK – Collaboration with Julian Wild

  Sex Shop, Transition Gallery, London, UK – Touring Exhibition from Folkestone Fringe, Kent, UK

  Flat Art, William Benington Gallery, London, UK

2014 Folkestone Fringe, Sex Shop, Folkestone Triennial, Kent, UK

  Fresh is More, APG Gallery, Sheffield, UK - Curated by Timothy Holt

  Arcana, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, UK

2013 House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London, UK

  Sculpture al Fresco III, Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey, UK – Curated by Marcelle Joseph Projects

  Sculptural 2013, Coombe Trenchard, Devon, UK – Curated by William Benington Gallery

  The Lindt Big Egg Hunt, UK Touring Exhibition

  40/40/40, OPW State Collection Ireland, International Touring Exhibition to Madrid, Warsaw, Rome

  009: Magiciens, Emmanuel Herve Gallery, Paris, France

2012 Periodical Review 2, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland – Curated by Eamonn Maxwell & Pádraic E. Moore

  Open House, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

  Dividing Line, High House, Oxford – Curated by Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London, UK

2011 Synthetic Real, Edel Assanti, London, UK

  Piece of Paper, Madder139, London, UK

  The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Mall Galleries, London, UK

  Restrike, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK

  Line, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK

  Common Logic, IMT Gallery, London, UK

2010 No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents, Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London, UK

  Two sides of the same plain, Stour Space, London, UK (Two person exhibition with Gary Colclough)

  Spin Spin Utopia, 242 Gallery, London (Two person exhibition with Charlie Franklin

2009 My Island Downtown, SÍM, Hafnarstraeti Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

  Meet Pamela, Project Space Leeds, Leeds

  Meet Pamela, John Jones Project Space, London, UK

2008 195 Miles, Project Space Leeds in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Awards/Commissions (Selected)

2016 Arts Council England and the British Council Funding to Argentina (Awarded)

2015 Used Paper, London in association with Hilary Crisp, Dave Hoyland and Christian Mathews (Commission)

 Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (Awarded)

 Clarks / Halo Trust, Clarks Limited Edition Artists’ Desert Boot, Design and Artwork for the Halo Trust (Awarded)

 Milton Keynes Art Centre, Milton Keynes, Auction, Bedfordshire, UK (Commission)

2013 Triangle Network Award and International Fellowship with Gasworks Gallery, London to Muscat, Oman (Awarded)

  The Lindt Big Egg Hunt, Publicly Commissioned Artwork, UK Touring Exhibition (Awarded)

2011 The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture, London, UK (Shortlisted)

  Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Artists' Residency Programme (Awarded)

2009 British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel, Gala Auction, London, UK (Commission)

  The Whitechapel Gallery Gala Auction, London, UK (Commission)

2008 DLA Piper Art Award (Shortlisted)

Publications/Reviews/Articles (Selected)

2015 The Irish Times, My Cultural Playlist For 2015 by Gemma Tipton, 19 December 2015

  Royal Academy, Pick of the Week, fig-2: Amy Stephens: something. anything. everything. by Anna Coatman August 2015

 PushOUT, Article on Amy Stephens’ sculptural artwork, February Issue (1st Edition)

 Cool Hunting, Article about ‘Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots’ by Caroline Kinneberg, 29 January

2014 Vogue, Article on Amy Stephens, Artists to collect right now, October Issue

  Paul's Art World, Review of the 'Top Ten Up Now' by Paul Carey–Kent, 26 February

  Wall Street International, Article on exhibition 'Arcana', 23 January

2013 Places and Faces Magazine, Review of Artists' Residency, 'Look out for Amy' by Anne Gould, September

  Metro Newspaper, Article on sculptures in the City 'Lindt Big Egg Hunt 2013' by Fred Attewill, 12 February

  Mousse Magazine, Review of exhibition 'Periodical Review II' by Eamonn Maxwell & Pádriac E. Moore, 24 January

  Irish Times, Review of exhibition 'Periodical Review II' by Aidan Dunne, 6 January

2012 The Visual Artists' News Sheet, Review of solo exhibition 'Restless Nature' by Curt Riegelnegg, January Issue

  Art Review, Review of exhibition 'Synthetic Real' by JJ Charlesworth, March Issue

2011 BBC News, Article on 'Female artists top Threadneedle shortlist', 7 September

  The Independent, Arts and Entertainment, Article on 'Shortlisted Artists for The Threadneedle Prize', 7 September

  Time Out, Review of exhibition 'Line' by Rosalie Doubal, May Issue

2010 'No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents', Publication Tate by Charlie Independents

  a–n Magazine, Review of exhibition 'Meet Pamela' by Lara Eggleton, February Issue

2009 Guardian, Arcticle on 'The best art shows to see this week' by Frances Stark, 4 December

  Square Mile Magazine, Article on emerging artists and 'Seeing The Bigger Picture' by Lou Cooper, September Issue

Public and Private Collections

Azam Collection, UK

The Groucho Club, UK

John Jones Collection, UK

Munster Collection, Poland

OPW State Collection, Ireland

Villa Lena Collection, Italy

Zabludowicz Collection, UK

Private Collections in Brussels, Colorado, Paris, Geneva, Ireland, London, New York, UK

Amy Stephens is a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors