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Amy Shackleton

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Birth year
1986

Website

Schools
York University, 2008, BFA

Representing galleries
Elaine Fleck Gallery

Tags
landscape, conceptual, abstract

Statement

Brief Biography 


Toronto based artist Amy Shackleton (b.1986) has exhibited paintings in New York City, London, Denver, Massachusetts, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Shackleton was recently interviewed on the national television show, CTV Canada AM. Her work has appeared in the Huffington PostNew York Magazine, CBC, CBSGizmodoMy Modern Met and Oddity Central.  A review of her April 2012 solo exhibition can be found in the Spring Issue of Magenta Magazine. Shackleton was invited to speak on a panel about “Making Art in the Age of New Media” at the 15th Canadian Arts Summit in Banff. She is currently working on a 50 foot long painting, partially funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Shackleton’s paintings adorn dozens of private and corporate collections across North America, including the Colart Collection and the University of Cincinnati. She received her BFA Honours Degree from York University in 2008. Shackleton is represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Ontario and the Mike Wright Gallery in Colorado.

Artist Statement


I envision post-industrial worlds where healthy sustainable relationships exist between man and the environment. My paintings are intended to portray urban life at its best, demonstrating ways that we can work with nature rather than against it. I explore continually evolving approaches to preserving our environment, living more efficiently and using fewer natural resources. My art suggests how we can implement innovative solutions for city planning and development with minimal impact on surrounding habitats.

This synthesis of ideas is manifested in how I paint. I apply paint with squeeze bottles and spin each canvas to build layers of straight and organic lines. As in real life construction, the architectural aspects of my work are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous, unpredictable and liquid. I achieve these effects by dripping paint, using a level, spraying water and rapidly spinning each canvas.  

Curriculum Vitae


 Education

2008   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours Degree, York University, CANADA

Solo Exhibitions

2014  (upcoming) Building on the Edge, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON 
2014  Down The Road, Mike Wright Gallery, Denver, CO
2014  Reflections of the Future, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2013  Things Are Looking Up, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2012  Terraces: A Series Of Steps To A Sustainable Future, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2011  Liquid Cities, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2011  RevitalizaT.On, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2011  Refresh, Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary AB
2010  Natural Capacity, Toronto Public Library, Oakwood Branch, Toronto ON
2009  New Works, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  Ecocities, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012  Forest of Art, Degree Art Gallery, London UK
2012  Face Off, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2010  The Signature Art Awards Exhibition, Degree Art Gallery, London UK
2010  Behind the Green Door, DNA Gallery, Provincetown MA
2010  ECO Friendly Expo, 7 West 34th Street, New York NY
2010  Contemporary Fine Artist You Should Know About, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2010  Annual Exhibition of Toronto's Emerging Artists, AGO Art Rental + Sales Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  Lovely Littles, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental + Sales Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  The Best of 2009, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  Surreal Landscape, Four-person Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown MA
2009  Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto ON
2009  Ecocities by Amy Shackleton, Green Building Festival, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto ON
2009  Construct, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental + Sales Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  Energeia 12-13, Energy Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  4th Calgary Timeraiser, twelve month art display, First Calgary Savings Office, Calgary AB
2009  Through the Eyes of the Artist, Lakeshore Arts 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Toronto ON
2009  I Am Nature, Keep 6 Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  In Sights, Three-person exhibition, LENNOX Contemporary, Toronto ON
2008  ENVRNMNT: Communicating Sustainability, U of T Sustainability Office, Toronto ON
2008  Peinture Fraîche/Fresh Paint, Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal QC
2008  Racing Thoughts, Propeller Centre for Visual Arts, Toronto ON
2008  Senior Year Juried Exhibition, ArtCube Gallery, Toronto ON
2007  Traces, Two-person exhibition, The Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto ON

Awards

2014  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2012  Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2011  Collart Collection Purchase
2010  Three Time ArtSlant Showcase Winner
2010  Signature Art Award Finalist, Degree Art Gallery, London 
2010  Palm Art Award Nominee, Germany 
2009  Public ‘s Choice Award:  1st place, Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON
2009  Audience Choice Award:  3rd place, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto ON

Professional Experience

2014  Visiting Artist/Speaker, The Sterling Hall School, Toronto, ON, May 28
2014  Featured Speaker, Artscape Salon, Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON, May 7
2014  Painting Performance, Interior Design Show (Home Hardware Booth), Toronto, ON, 
2014  Artist Talk, Soho House, Toronto, ON, January 14
2014  Artist Talk, Reflections of the Future, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, January 9
2013  Artist Talk, Things Are Looking Up, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, April 4
2012  Visiting Artist/Speaker, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, September 7 – 14
2012  Aritst Talk, Face Off, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, September 6
2012  Artist Talk, TERRACES: A Series Of Steps To A Sustainable Future, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, April 5
2012  Speaker, 15th Annual Canadian Arts Summit, The Banff Centre, March 30 – April 1
2012  Selection Committee Member, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2011  Artist Talk, RevitalizaT.On, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, September 1–25
2011  Artist Talk, Liquid Cities, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON, January 6
2011  Selection Committee Member, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2010  Selection Committee Member, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Amy Shackleton participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 "Reflections of the Future"
The Elaine Fleck Gallery
 
Dec, 2013 Holiday Show
The Elaine Fleck Gallery
 
Apr, 2013 Things are Looking Up
The Elaine Fleck Gallery
 
Jan, 2013 MARCEL GULDEMOND, AMY SCHACKLETON, JAMES SWARTZ
The Elaine Fleck Gallery
 
Jan, 2011 Liquid Cities
The Elaine Fleck Gallery
 
Aug, 2010 Signature Awards 2010
The DegreeArt.com Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Amy Shackleton
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