Using industrial processes such as bronze casting and wood planing, Amy Stephens (b.1981 London) creates sculptures that have a strong architectural quality, expressing the exploration of form, line, and plane. The minimalistic and fragile geometric shapes of her sculptures blur the line between drawing and sculpture.
Stephens completed her BA in Fine Art at University of Reading in 2005 and an MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Nature knows only colours, Maria Stathi Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2021); Land | Reland [Portland], Upfor Gallery, Portland. Oregon, US (2018); fig-futures, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK (2018); Retain, Reframe, Maria Stath Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2017); rock, paper, mountain, UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); fig2 35/50, ICA London (2015).
Selected awards include fig-futures, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK with Art Fund, Arts Council England and Outset Contemporary Art Fund (2018); Artists' International Development Award, Arts Council England and the British Council (2016); Villa Lena Artists' Residency, Tuscany, Italy (2015); Triangle Network Award to Muscat, Oman with Gasworks Gallery, London, UK (2013); Irish Museum of Modern Art Artists' Residency, Dublin, Ireland (2011); The Banff Centre, Artists' Residency, Banff, Canada (2010).