Amy Douglas

 

BIOGRAPHY

Amy grew up in Ravenscourt Park, London, UK. A daughter of actor parents, her observational skills and sense of adventure were set very early on. Amy attended Edimburgh Art School and at The Decorative Arts at The City and Guilds of London Art School where she learned gilding, working with gesso and specialist painting, drawing and printmaking. She also attended Camberwell University where she acquired an MA in Printmaking.

 

Her first commissions came from the then newly opened Shakeaspeare Globe and the English National Opera where she honed her skills in prop-making for a number of years.

 

Subsequently, Amy travelled extensively through India and Japan. Upon returning to the UK her first child, Zuki, was born. The artist set up her studio in Brighton and started to work in restoration work, being able to apply all her skillsets to smaller size objects.

 

Amy spent a few years working in conservation studios and carrying out public art commissions. After her second child was born she started to work on Staffordshire figurines, keeping the conservation ethos of causing no damage to an object and often applying highly sophisticated kintsugi techniques. Amy enjoys picking up the oddities of life and collecting quotes from her travels and social interactions, and oftentimes these inspire both her pieces as well as their names.

 

Douglas’ work has been shown all over the UK and New York, where she regularly exhibits.

EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows

2019

Chapter II, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

2018

Collect 2018: The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2017

The Unfortunate Souvenirs of Our Time, Solo exhibition, AAF Battersea + Hampstead: Jamm Gallery, London, UK

Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA 

Young Masters at The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, UK

 

2016

The Art of Salmagundi, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Art Cologne, Jack Hanley Gallery, Germany
AAF Battersea + Hampstead: Jamm Gallery, London, UK

2015

Re-reanimate, repair, meld, mend, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

AAF Battersea + Hampstead: Jamm Gallery, London, UK

2013
Out of the Box, Group Show, Into you, London, UK 

The Secret Garden Party, Shuffle, Spiegeltent, Brighton, UK

London Design Festival, London, UK

2012

Out of the Box, No Format Gallery, London, UK

Do me a favour... print and animation, London, UK

Maggs beneath the covers, Maggs Bros., Mayfair, London, UK

Letterpress Installation, Hilda & Polly, London, UK

Pushing Print, Margate, Print, UK

2011

Pushing Print, Margate, Print, UK

Pop, pop up cinema, screening of short film Slap, Portobello, London, UK

2010

Postcard, Brighton and Sussex University, Print, Brighton, UK

St Wilfreds Open Art Exhibition, Pallant House, Print, UK

2009

St Wilfred's Open Art Exhibition, Pallant House, 1st Prize Relief Print Sisters, UK

Selected Commissions

 

2013

The Tinker Box (converted horse box into a travelling gallery/stage), UK

 

2008

Precious, Commission by Brighton and Hove Museum to make small ceramic sculpture from broken ceramics The Domestic Goddess, Brighton, UK

AVAILABLE WORK

 

We sometimes have other available works by Amy Douglas, or can accept commissions. Please get in touch if you want to know more.

 

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