Amy Steel


Amy Steel is a painter who frequently uses live performance and sound in relation to her paintings. Otherworldly narratives are created to explore issues around identity and our relationship to the body. Finding ways to represent a woman-centred eroticism sits at the centre of the work, delivered with humour, affection and a feminist subjectivity. 

Selected Exhibitions


Ripe Beings, White Crypt, London, curated by Anais Lerendu and Maddie Ann Brown.
Bite, Barbican Arts Trust Group, London


Holiday, ARCADE, London
Body As Archive, Slade Research Centre
Small Press Project, Woburn, UCL
Drip Dry , Chalton Gallery, London


Up River, Centre for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria
Arte Laguna, Nappe Arsenale, Venice.
Opening Times - Digital Art Commission with SALT. 
Unmoored. Live performance. EXHIBI[6]TIONS, Rich Mix, London.


Soft Shell Transmissions. Live stream performance with Cam4Art. Exhibition of performances at Dissenter's Gallery, London
Lifeline. Live performance at Emergency 2016 Live Art Festival, Word Of Warning Productions, Zion Arts, Manchester, UK
The Bathers. Live performance. At Sea, White Conduit Projects, London



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


The Furniture showroom, Fat Relic, London


SALT. Salirophilia, Arcadia Missa Gallery, London




Adrian Carruthers Memorial Award, selected by Marianna Simnett with Acme Studios


ASC Bursary Prize (nomination)
The Deans Strategic Fund 
Slade Bursary 



Goldsmiths Bursary


The London MFA Shows: The Search for Authenticity in a Post-Truth World,
Ripe Beings: The Female Artists embracing the Organic,



2017 – 2019

Slade School of Fine Art, MFA (Distinction)

2012 – 2015

Goldsmiths University of London, BA Fine Art (First Class Honours)

2011 – 2012

Kensington and Chelsea College, Art & Design Foundation Diploma