ARTIST STATEMENT

Amy Mahoney's experimental practice is a personal pursuit of the effect of colour and form. A patchwork of a journey as seen through her eyes.  The Essex-based recent graduate creates compositions which evoke an intuitive reaction in the viewer, something you can't always explain but is feeling that strikes your core.

Concerned by the ambiguous and the mundane, the works push gestural qualities and forms found through chance encounters, such as shadows, graffiti and structural components and faults. Responding and resonating with the matter around us, the paintings oscillate between chaos and controlled amplifications of what Amy calls the ‘unnoticed and overlooked’, combining them in harmony with meditative bodily movements. What remains is an index the individual forms, amplified and edited during reproduction, and the process of production itself, with brush marks, spray of paint, and oil stick markings reimagining and redeveloping the subject matter into something new; translating the unnoticed and overlooked into something that demands your observation.

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EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

BRENTWOOD ART TRAIL // JULY 2021

Group Exhibition // Brentwood, Multiple Locations

DRAWING DIALOGUE 3 // JUNE - JULY 2021

Group Exhibition // Keighley Creative

SELF.IDENTITY // JULY 2020

Group Exhibition // Virtual

THE JELLY EAR // DECEMBER 2019

Publication // One

INTIMATELY FAMILIAR // JUNE 2019

Group Exhibition // Cobham Hall

PLATFORM GRADUATE AWARD WITH TURNER CONTEMPORARY // 2019 AWARD

Graduate Award // Long-listed

CORNER TO CORNER: UCA CANTERBURY FINE ART DEGREE SHOW // JUNE 2019

Degree Show Group Exhibition // UCA Canterbury

FAB LAB // MARCH - APRIL 2019

Group Exhibition // The Brewery Tap, Folkestone

SHELF: CURATORIAL PROJECT SPACE // FEBRUARY 2019

Group Exhibition // UCA Canterbury

INTERTWINED // APRIL 2018

Solo Exhibition // Joseph Wales Studios, Margate

ΣΙΓΑ ΣΙΓΑ // APRIL 2018

Group Exhibition // Cyprus College of Art

 
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EDUCATION

BA Fine Art (Hons) //  Graduated with a First

University for the Creative Arts, UCA Canterbury // 2017-2019

Eurasmus Placement with PEATS

Cyprus College of Arts // March - April 2018

BA Fine Art (Hons) // First year only

Falmouth University // 2016-2017