Lost Things

Lost Things, 2020, oil on canvas 160 x 200 cm

 

Painting

Not Five Minutes From Home

Not Five Minutes from Home

2020

Oil on canvas
145 x 195 cm

Forget The Days Eye

Forget the Day's Eye

2020

Oil on canvas
160 x 200 cm

Serenade

Serenade

2020

Oil on canvas

110 x 130 cm

Foetal Fantasy

Foetal Fantasy

2021
Oil and watercolour on canvas

130 x 90 cm

The Visitors

The Visitors

Installation View

2021

PEER, Installation view

PEER

Installation View

2021

 PEER, Installation view

PEER

Installation View

2021

The Cusp

The Cusp

Installation View

2021

Front Line

Front Line

2020

Oil on canvas

150 x 200 cm

Boogie Boarding

Boogie Boarding

2021

Oil on canvas

50 H x 45 W cm 

L&F

L&F

2021
Oil on canvas

30 x 55 cm

Leap

Leap

2021
Oil on canvas

60 x 45 cm 

Sunday 5 am

Sunday 5am

2020

Oil on canvas
120 x 150 cm

Rumours

Rumours

2019
Oil and charcoal on canvas

90 x 70 cm

How it Happened, Installation View

How it Happened

Installation View

2021

Niru Ratnam Gallery
Solo exhibition

A Long Last Look

A Long Last Look

2019

Oil on canvas
120 x 160 cm

Days Done

Days Done

2019

Oil on canvas

120 x 160 cm

Slope

Slope

2018

Oil on canvas

80 x 80 cm

Contact

Contact

2020

Oil on canvas

100 x 130 cm

 

Works on Paper

Untitled, work on paper

Untitled

2021

oil and charcoal on paper

Untitled, work on paper

Untitled

2021

oil and charcoal on paper

untitled, work on paper

Untitled

2020
Watercolour and charcoal on paper

 

Performance

Flaming Flamingos

Flaming Flamingos

2019
Duration approx 8 minutes

Video projection and live performance

Flaming Flamingos

Flaming Flamingos

2019
Duration approx 8 minutes 

video projection and live performance

The Handlers performance

The Handlers

2019
Live performance with audio

The Handlers performance (close up)

The Handlers

2019
Live performance with audio

 

About

Amy Steel combines painting and performance to create expansive, sensual environments where women unravel and explore themes such as sexuality, our relationship to nature and the desire to be part of something bigger.

 

Fascinated by the complex relationships humans have with nature, Steel’s dream-like paintings often feature animals and female body parts, which meld into the mysterious and luminous landscapes. This luminosity is translated through Steel’s specific use of colour, through which she creates an atmosphere that is charged with emotion.

 

The paintings are pointedly ambiguous, enabling the viewer to sense the work and react emotionally rather than by responding to an overly prescriptive narrative. 

 
Selected Shows

2022 

2021 

2021

2020 

2020 

2019 

2019 

2019 

2018 

2018 

2018 

2017 

2017 

2017 

2016 

 

2015

2013 

Soho Revue, (solo), London

How It Happened, Niru Ratnam Gallery (solo), London 

PEER (two person show), London

Visions, selected by Benedict Drew, Nunnery Gallery, London

FBA Futures, The Mall Galleries, London

Ripe Beings, White Crypt, London

Bite, Barbican Arts Trust Group, London

Summer Show, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London

Holiday, ARCADE, London

Body As Archive, Slade Research Centre

Drip Dry, Chalton Gallery, London

Up River, Centre for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

Arte Laguna, Nappe Arsenale, Venice.

Unmoored. Live performance. EXHIBI[6]TIONS, Rich Mix, London.

Lifeline. Live performance at Emergency 2016 Live Art Festival, Word Of Warning Productions, Zion Arts, Manchester, UK

 Lifeline. Live performance at New Performers, Artsadmin,Toynbee Studios, London

 SALT. Salirophilia, Arcadia Missa Gallery, London

Awards

2019

2018

2018

2018

2013

ACME Slade Post Graduate Studio Award 2019

ASC Bursary Prize (nomination) 2018

The Deans Strategic Fund 2018

Slade Bursary 2018

Goldsmiths Bursary 2013

Education

2017 - 19

2012 - 15

Slade School of Fine Art, MFA (Distinction) 

Goldsmiths University of London, BA Fine Art (Distinction) 

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