York University (BA Hons Fine Art , 2008)
Canadian born Amy Shackleton is a professional visual artist - a skilled urban landscape painter with an inventive technique embracing gravity. Her background includes a Fine Arts Honours Degree from York University (Toronto, ON), an extensive exhibition history (e.g. a 2017/18 National Tour exhibiting her 53’ interpretive panorama of Canada) and paintings displayed in hundreds of public and private collections (e.g. THEMUSEUM, Colart Collection, Facebook Canada and the University of Cincinnati). Shackleton is an active member on the Board of Directors at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and within the larger Ontario and Canadian Arts Community. She works from her studio in Oshawa, Ontario.
Inspired by her travels, Shackleton’s work explores the conflicting relationships between humanity and the environment by depicting an uncertain future where cities blend with nature. She draws upon the real life urgency regarding climate change (demonstrated in extreme global weather events) and uses visual art to question the future direction – be it utopian or apocalyptic.
Shackleton’s work references opposing forces – the technique (control vs. spontaneity) and the subject matter (architecture vs. nature). Moreover, rather than conventional paintbrushes, she uses squeeze bottles and gravity as her primary tools for creation. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered as the canvas is rotated to navigate. Whereas, the architectural aspects of her work are calculated, measured and controlled – as they are precise marks of reality – natural elements embody the spontaneous, unpredictable liquid impulse.
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76.2 × 76.2 × 4.5 cm
76.2 × 114.3 × 4.45 cm
114 × 153 × 5 cm
152 × 114 × 4 cm
152 × 228 × 4 cm
45.72 × 60.96 × 4 cm
114.3 × 76.2 × 4 cm
New Works, Solo Exhibition, Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, Canada Liquid Cities, Solo Exhibition, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Canada DegreeArt.com, Signature Art Award Finalist, Painting Category, Vyner Street, London Eco Friendy Expo, New York City, USA Merge, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales, Toronto, Canada Ecocities, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada Surreal Landscape, Group Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, USA. Construct, Group Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rentaland Sales Gallery, Toronto, Canada 4th Calgary Timeraiser, twelve month art display, First Calgary Savings Office, Calgary, Canada Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, Canada 2010 - Artslant Showcase Winner. 2010 - Palm Art Award Nominee, Germany. 2010 Signature Art Award Finalist, Painting Category, Degree Art Gallery, London 2009 - Public ‘s Choice Award: 1st place, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto ON 2009 - Audience Choice Award: 3rd place, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto O
|Ontario Arts Council||Winner||2017|
|Ontario Arts Council||Winner||2014|
|Ontario Arts Council||Winner||2012|