Born and raised in North Vancouver, Amy is currently studying in the small Fine Arts program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia. She is entering into her final year of studies and is expected to graduate from the BFA program in the Spring of 2017. Initially interested in painting, Amy made the switch to full time ceramic studies this past year and is currently focused on sculptural and installation based work that merge her interests in painting and ceramics.
Interested in slip casting, mold making, and assemblage, I work primarily with cast mechanical objects. The act of assembling and reinterpreting these mechanical parts into clay reflect my interest in material translation, and the phenomena that occurs within this process of transforming an object into a new, contrasting material. These once strong, metal objects are translated into fragile, obtrusive sculptures that reflect my interests in the mechanic, organic, the internal and the external.
Amy is a 2016 Medalta Student Award Resident