Approved: 23.05.2009

Amy Sterly

Artist, Community worker, Maker, Project manager, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 23.05.2009

At the moment I am working on themes relating books and reading.  In 2015 I received and Arts Council Research grant for the ‘Sound Books’ project. I wanted to combine sound and book works together to create an object which documents an event or art piece.  This project was drawing on the evolution of work that has come about from my previous small projects grant in 2013 during which I created publications which expanded on my current practice.  I created an installation of work called ‘Grandma Stuff’ that incorporated objects, print, and sound and was exhibited at the 3B gallery in Wrexham.  This was a new direction for my work. I want to link sound with objects to trigger emotion and memory and change the object into something else that you may not expect.

Read more ...

 
 
 

News

     

    Collections

       

      Biography

      At the moment I am working on themes relating books and reading.  In 2015 I received and Arts Council Research grant for the ‘Sound Books’ project. I wanted to combine sound and book works together to create an object which documents an event or art piece.  This project was drawing on the evolution of work that has come about from my previous small projects grant in 2013 during which I created publications which expanded on my current practice.  I created an installation of work called ‘Grandma Stuff’ that incorporated objects, print, and sound and was exhibited at the 3B gallery in Wrexham.  This was a new direction for my work. I want to link sound with objects to trigger emotion and memory and change the object into something else that you may not expect.

      Amy Sterly is originally from Chicago and received a B.F.A. in drawing and sculpture from Rockford College, Illinois in 1986. She moved to the U.K. in 1989 and has since exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. She received a Wales Arts International Travel award in 2004 to attend the Lessedra 3rd International Print Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria and in 2012 to travel to Finland to research and exhibit in Hyvinkaa. She received an Arts Council Wales Grant in 2006 to research Printmakers in Wales and in 2013 to create a booklet for the Finland/Wales exchange exhibition.

      In 2014 she received and Arts Council Research grant for the ‘Sound Books’ project. She combined sound and book works together to create an installation at the Test Bed space at Oriel Davies. This led to a large production grant in 2015 from ACW to develop Sound Book Project, a collaboration of artists and musicians using books to create a soundscape performance.  

       

      CV & Education

      ~~
      DEGREE
           1986   Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Rockford College, Rockford, IL, USA
      AWARDS
           2015   Arts Council Wales Large Production Grant for Sound Book Project
           2014   Arts Council Wales Research and Development Grant for ‘Sound Books’
           2013   Arts Council Wales Small Grant for ‘Together from Afar’ booklet and exhibition
           2012   Wales Arts International Travel Grant to travel to Finland to research and exhibit
           2009   ‘chance to create’ Project Grant to set up mobile print workshops in Powys
           2006   Arts Council Projects Grant - Researching Printmakers in Wales
      ONE PERSON SHOWS
           2016   ‘The Sound of Reading’, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan
           2014   ‘Pointless Exclamations’ Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth
           2012   Screaming Chicken Gallery, Oswestry
           2008   Printmaker of the Month, Wrexham Art Gallery, Wrexham
      COMBINED SHOWS
           2014   ‘Tri’ Amy Sterly, Annabell Shelton and Sally Annett, Galleri 3B, Wrexham
           2013   ‘Together from Afar’ – Amy Sterly, Marja Bonada, Maija Helasvuo and Mika Karhu,       Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham
      2012 “Interior Landscapes – Amy Sterly and Marja Bonada”, Hyvinkaan Taidemuseo, Hyvinkaa, Finland
      SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS AND EVENTS
           2016   Sound Book Project, various venues, touring around the UK
           2015   Sound Book Project, book performance at Undegun, Wrexham and at 
            ‘Opening Up the Book @BankStreetArts, Sheffield
           2015   ‘Sound Books’, Sterly and Snell, Test Bed Space, Oriel Davies, Newtown
      2013 ‘Drawing on the Domestic’  Amy Sterly and Frances Carlile, The Sidney Nolan Trust, Presteigne
      2013   ‘RURAL’ sound, installation and performance, Market Gate, Oswestry
      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
           2015   ‘House’, Oriel Davies, Newtown
           2015   ‘Tales We Tell’ UnDegUn, Wrexham
           2014   Y Lle Print Gwreiddiol, Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff
           2013   PRINT, Marburae Gallery, Macclesfield
           2013   Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh
           2012   “Our Fragile Heritage – at the Crossroads”, Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws
           2012   “Past, Present, Future” Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham
           2012   “Home”, Memorial Gallery, Wrexham
           2012   BIMPE VII, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada and touring
           2011   4 Artists, Old Beehive Bakery, Llanfair Caereinion
           2011   Littlest Print Exchange, Portland, Maine, USA
           2011   Wrexham Print International, Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham
           2010   A4 International Contemporary Printmakers Competition, Penryn, Cornwall
           2010   21st Maximo Ramos Printmaking Award Exhibition, Spain
           2009   “Interventions 2009“, The Workhouse and surrounding town, Llanfyllin
           2009   7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Centre and touring
      PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
           National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
      PUBLICATIONS
          Critical Mass:  Printmaking Beyond the Edge, Richard Noyce, A & C Black 2010