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 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.