Freeze Thaw I and II are carefully constructed two-layer silkscreens made using appropriated images of icebergs that provide a geological platform to highlight a perceived architectural presence.
With her minimal aesthetic and playful use of materials, she alludes to the notion of language and this immediacy with new work made in response to her time spent in Norway and Iceland where she created abstract forms and connections that endeavor to entice and confound.
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 Studio, 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).
In 2016, Stephens was awarded funding from the Arts Council England and the British Council to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina and produce a solo exhibition. Selected awards include 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).
Amy Stephens is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Contemporary Art Society in London. She has artwork in public and private collections internationally.
Upcoming solo exhibition at Art Seen, Nicosia (November 2017).