Lot 65 - Amy Gardner - Joy
Screenprint, Painting, Collage on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
Amy Gardner is an Australian born, London based multi-media artist, best known for her bold use of colour and uplifting images. The driving force behind her work is celebrating womanhood, the power of women supporting women, and respectfully nodding to the movement and ‘history of effort’ gifted to us from generations of women before us. Amy is particularly interested in the experience of women, the hidden labour, and the physical movements of women. She often uses collage elements with found images from 1950’s advertising to smash the ideal of the 'perfect woman' illustrating just how archaic, yet prevalent in contemporary culture these ideals are. As a multi-media artist, Amy merges many print mediums, screenprint, and monoprint, linoprint often combining them with gestural flow like movements (or swooshes and splats), ink pulling, collage and photography. She uses energetic movement, colour, and flow to produce her work. Amy works from her home studio as well as from communal print studios across London. Her work can be found in various private collections worldwide and currently exhibits with a number of galleries across the UK, and exhibits at various international art fairs. Founder of www.auntjoygallery.com
Largely self-taught. Many laps of the world, a self driven obsession with creating art, and multiple years working under inspiring tutors and mentors, in and out of educational institutions.
2022: “Print Store Live”, 99 Projects, Kensal Rise “Paintings & The Patriarchy” by Female Invest, Aunt Joy Gallery Exhibition “Just Be Nice” with Real Hackney Dave, fundraising for Big Issue, East Art Gallery, Hackney Wick Art Car Boot Fair, “Food and Drink” Black Kite Studios, curated by Lee Sharrock, Shoreditch Art Car Boot Fair, “It’s a Pattern” Art For Youth, Mall Galleries East Art Fair, Shoreditch London Paste Up Festival, Shoreditch, Manchester The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, Shoreditch Art Car Boot Fair, Rude Summer Sale East Art Fair, Spitalfields Markets Karnik Gallery, 12 Hay Hill Private Members Club, Mayfair Art Car Boot Fair, Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery Solo Show, Unit 73, Brixton Village Markets Who Runs The World, Group show by Electric Gallery
Print Club London, Aunt Joy Gallery, Art Republic, Electric Gallery, Liberty Gallery, East Art Gallery, Wychwood Art, Everyone's Art Friend, Rise Art, 99 Projects.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
The works I have submitted revolve around women in various states of power, wonder, bliss and joy. These are all a combination of screen print, painting, spray paint, and collage.
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