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.
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. EXHIBITIONS, 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
The London MFA Shows: The Search for Authenticity in a Post-Truth World, https://elephant.art/the-london-mfa-shows-who-are-we/
Ripe Beings: The Female Artists embracing the Organic, https://elephant.art/ripe-beings-female-artists-embracing-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