Approved: 16.08.2006

Amy Russell

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Amy Russell's narrative, autobiographical works combine paint and mixed media with collages of mundane print materials preserved from her day to day life to create striking, evocative and personal imagery. The use of text and typography, cut from newspapers or printed with wooden type blocks, adds a strong graphical element to her compositions, though this too can be seen as a reference to her own

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  • Location: Liverpool, North West
 

Biography

Amy Russell's narrative, autobiographical works combine paint and mixed media with collages of mundane print materials preserved from her day to day life to create striking, evocative and personal imagery. The use of text and typography, cut from newspapers or printed with wooden type blocks, adds a strong graphical element to her compositions, though this too can be seen as a reference to her own history, and her fathers occupation as a printer. Her figurative work has used imagery of costume-play and dressing up to create ambiguous, sinister narratives that work as metaphors for everyday, domestic situations and power struggles within relationships, and simultaneously comment on changing notions of beauty and glamour.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2010 - Don't Milk It, Lowry Hotel, Salford 2007 - 1989, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, Merseyside 2007 - 1989, Lowry Hotel, Salford 2007 - Solo Show, Lowry Hotel, Salford 2006 - Solo Exhibition, Odd, Manchester Group exhibitions 2010 - Liverpool Biennial, National Conservation Centre, Liverpool 2007 - UAMO Festival, UAMO, Munich 2006 - Saatchi/Guardian Gallery Exhibition, The Guardian, London 2003 - North Sydney Open, North Sydney, Australia Residencies 2002 - Fashion Week Residency, Dickens and Jones, Regent St, London 2001 - Artist-in-Residence, Drumcroon Art Gallery, Wigan Public commissions 2003 - North Sydney Council, North Sydney Pool, Sydney, Australia Competitions, prizes and awards 2004 - Dick Young Award, Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southport Educational experience - tertiary 1999 - Part-time Lecturer, BA Photography, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester