Amy Stephens


Amy Stephens was born in 1981, she lives and works in London, UK. Stephens received her MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2008. She has been awarded an Artists’ Residency with the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin from August to November 2011 where she will have a solo exhibition in October 2011. Last year Stephens was selected for the Self-directed Creative Residency at the Banff Centre in Canada (2010) and previously for a residency with the Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, SÍM in Reykjavik (2009).


2008 Chelsea College of Art and Design, MA Fine Art
2006 Chelsea College of Art and Design, Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art (Distinction)
2001-2005University of Reading, BA (Hons) Fine Art


2009 The London Group Open Submission (Awarded)
2008 Salon08 Open Submission (Awarded)
2008 DLA Piper Art Award (Shortlisted)
2007 Mary Grob award, Chelsea Arts Society (Awarded)

Solo Exhibitions

2011 The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (Forthcoming October)
2011 Spatial Territories, La Scatola Gallery, London (Forthcoming October)
2010 Aestheticising the Inanimate, Islington Museum, London
2010 The Rise of the Wapiti, Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Canada
2007 Perceived Intervention, St. Peter’s Church, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London (Shortlisted Artist)
2011 Open House, Studio Voltaire, London
2011 Restrike, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
2011 Line, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
2011 Common Logic, IMT Gallery, London
2010 Sunday Art Fair, London with the Zabludowicz Collection
2010 two sides of the same plain, Stour Space, London (two person show with Gary Colclough)
2010 No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents, The Drawing Shed with PSL, Tate Modern, London
2010 Things I Made, Things I Found And Made, Salon Contemporary, London
2010 Spin Spin Utopia, 242 Gallery, London (two person show with Charlie Franklin)
2009 My Island Downtown, SÍM, Hafnarstraeti Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2009 Meet Pamela, Project Space Leeds, Leeds
2009 The Monochromatics, The Kiddell Gallery, Sotheby’s, London
2009 Meet Pamela, John Jones Project Space, London
2009 Open, Studio Voltaire, London
2008 195 Miles, Project Space Leeds in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery
2008 Salon08, VINEspace, Vyner Street, London
2008 Collect4, The Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, London
2008 Print Basel, Switzerland
2008 Papers, Scissors, Stone, RKB Gallery, London
2008 Condensation, Decima Gallery, London
2008 nearly now, nearly me, nearly show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2008 Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland
2008 The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2007 Reconnaissance, The Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, London
2007 Art for Youth, Mall Galleries, London
2006 Hostel, Keith Talent, London
2006 The Works of Others, Whitechapel Library, London
2006 Grow Bag, Mile End Pavilion, London
2006 I’ll Show You Mine, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2005 Allotment Plot 180A, Reading
2005 Animated Spaces, New Greenham Arts, Newbury


2011 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, August – November
2010 Banff Centre, Visual Arts Self-directed Creative Residency, Canada, September – October
2009 Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM), Artists Residency, Reykjavík, November

Commission/Auctions (Selected)

2009 British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel, Gala Dinner and Auction, Work Donated, November
2009 The Whitechapel Gallery Gala Auction, Work Donated, February

Publications/Reviews/Articles (Selected)

2011 Line, Time Out, May 2011 by Rosalie Doubal
2011 Poppy Sebire’s Line, Dazed Digital, Interview with Poppy Sebire, April 2011 by Felicity Shaw
2010 No Soul for Sale – A Festival of Independents, Tate by Charlie Independents
2010 Art Scene, Heaver Magazine, Spring Issue 2010 by Ashley Eldridge-Ford
2010 Meet Pamela, a-n Magazine, February Issue 2010 by Lara Eggleton
2009 Exhibitionist: The best art shows to see this week, Guardian, 4 December by Frances Stark
2009 A Touch of Colour, 18 November by BFAMI
2009 Seeing The Bigger Picture, Square Mile Magazine, September Issue 2009 by Lou Cooper
2009 Exhibit A-List, Tatler, May Issue by Ticky Hedley-Dent
2008 Prizes, residencies and commissions, Art Monthly, December Issue
2008 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, September, self-published
2007 Perceived Intervention, Amy Stephens, Art Monthly, July Issue

Professional Practice

2009Meet Pamela, Panel Discussion with Sam Thorne, Associate Editor, Frieze, September
2009 195 Miles, Panel Discussion with the artists and Directors from Project Space Leeds, February
2009 Visiting Lecturer, University of Reading, Fine Art
2008 Visiting Lecturer, University of Reading, Fine Art

Public and Private Collections

The Azam Collection
The Munster Collection
The Zabludowicz Collection
Penny Mason and Richard Sykes
Private Collections in London and Colorado

Spatial Territories, La Scatola Gallery, installation view.