Grief Bruise
Amy Winstanley

28.07 - 28.08.21
Open Weds - Sat 11 - 6pm

Amy Winstanley (born 1983, UK) is an artist based in Glasgow. She has a MA from the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (2017-19) and a BA (Hons) in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art (2001-05). Amy’s practice is primarily painting. For her, painting is a reflection of the continual flux of all things whilst the action of painting, and immediacy of paint, fosters a means to take hold of one’s own view of the world.

“Remember our childhood as minerals, as lava, as rocks?”

- John Seed, Beyond Anthropocentrism in Thinking Like a Mountain (1988)

“We are never meant to grieve in solitude”

- Leny Mendoza Strobel, The Indigenous Turn in a Filipina Narrative in Ecological and Social Healing, Multicultural Women’s Voices (2017)

Amy is researching eco-philosophy, feminist phenomenology, indigenous thought, and using the sensorium to experience and imagine the world differently in relation to the current ecological crisis. In the last five years the artist has lost both her parents and also become a parent. With a focus on our entanglement in, and estrangement from, the more-than-human world, Amy is interested in the everyday occurrences of birth, death, joy and sadness comingling with the mundane and existential, spiritual and corporeal.

Amy has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, Netherlands and South Korea. Recent shows include Potluck at Gallery 17717, Seoul (2021), To All Our Absent Dialogues, Warbling Collective, London (2020) and Festival of Choices, Graduation Show, Het Glazen Huis, Amsterdam (2019). Amy was nominated for the Sluijter prize for painting 2019 (Netherlands), and has been the recipient of the Hope Scott Trust award (2014) and the Creative Scotland Visual Arts Award (2010 and 2014). Along with the artist collective ALKMY she has published short stories and images in What Ties Ties, Ties (2020) and What Thoughts Think Thoughts (2021) both through Print Art Research Centre, Seoul.

Painting by Amy Winstanley, courtesy the artist.