About The Artist

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BIOGRAPHY & CV

Amy Shackleton is a Canadian artist (b.1986) specializing in painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree from York University (2008). Her paintings adorn over one hundred private, corporate and public collections including THEMUSEUM, the Colart Collection, Facebook Canada and the University of Cincinnati. Shackleton has exhibited extensively across Canada and the United States. Her 53-foot-long painting, The Great Canadian LEEDscape (2017) was featured in a travelling exhibition across Central Canada, including THEMUSEUM (Kitchener), Evergreen Brick Works (Toronto), Maison du développement durable (Montreal) and The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (Bowmanville). Shackleton has been interviewed on CTV Canada AM and CHCH Morning Live. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Magenta MagazineNew York Magazine, Fashion Magazine, CBC, CBSGizmodoMy Modern Met and Oddity Central. She works in her studio in Oshawa, Ontario.

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 ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings depict an uncertain future where cities are combined with nature. Taking inspiration from my travels, I explore the conflicting relationships that exist between humanity and the environment. In his catalogue essay about my work, curator Todd Tremeer noted, the absence of human life in my compositions. He writes: “Absence leaves space for projection; space, scale and time is ambiguous, its incongruencies go unnoticed.” As the urgency of climate change rises and extreme weather events become more frequent, questions about our future—be they utopian or apocalyptic—are made more urgent.

My painting process references opposing forces in my work. In place of conventional brushes, squeeze bottles and gravity create my paintings. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered. The canvas is rotated to steer the drip and fall of my paint. Architectural aspects of my work are calculated, measured and controlled. These are the precise marks of reality. Natural elements embody the spontaneous, unpredictable and more liquid impulse.

REPRESENTATION

Amy Shackleton is currently seeking new gallery representation. She was previously represented in Toronto, where she was a top selling artist for 8 years. If you are interested in working with Amy Shackleton, please contact her via e-mail: amy@amyshackleton.com 

PAINTING PROCESS VIDEO