An image of ‘Petra tou Romiou’, also known as ‘Aphrodite's Rock’, is depicted. A different hexagonal coloured form is present in each image making reference to the crystalline structure of the limestone rock. The hexagon highlights the secret lives of colours in relation to the eight letters that make up the word Aphrodite.
Amy Stephens received an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK (2008).
Selected solo exhibitions include rock, paper, mountain, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); fig2 35/50 ICA London (2015); Rocks Remember, William Benington Gallery, London, UK (2015); 'an oyster can’t read this', Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Catching the Big Fish, Minibar, Stockholm, Sweden (2013); Collide, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, UK (2012); This Urban Silence, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2011).
Selected awards include fig-futures, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK with Art Fund, Arts Council England & Outset Contemporary Art Fund (2018); Villa Lena Artists' Residency, Tuscany, Italy (2015); Triangle Network Award and International Fellowship to Muscat, Oman with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK (2013); Irish Museum of Modern Art Artists' Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011); The Banff Centre, Artists' Residency, Canada (2010). In 2016, Stephens was awarded funding from the Arts Council England and the British Council to produce a solo exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Public collections include the David Ross Foundation, The Rothschild Collection, The Zabludowicz Collection, UK and The Groucho Club Collection. Amy Stephens is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Contemporary Art Society in London. The artist is also on the Advisory Board for Block Universe, an annual performance festival in London.