* Amy Dynan | Stanley Street Gallery

* Amy Dynan

Represented by Stanley Street Gallery

My contemporary drawing practice merges photorealism with abstract sensibilities to explore the beauty and brevity of everyday life. My art practice rationale is to apply drawing to everyday subjects, symbols and still life objects that represent the full spectrum of life. My work is a celebration of everyday majesty.

 

PopUp Exhibition - 31st May - 10th June 2017

Amy Dynan, Poppies│Stillness in Movement, charcoal on paper 150 x 220cm (together)framed - $7600

Amy Dynan, Poppies│Stillness in Movement, charcoal on paper 150 x 220cm (together)framed - $7600 - (single) 150 x 110cm $3,800 each

Portraits - 5th August - 29th August 2015

Amy Dynan, Internal Weaving, Ink on paper, 60x50cm

Amy Dynan, Internal Weaving, Ink on paper, 60x50cm

Works on Paper - 1 Metre 11th June - 5th July 2014

AmyDynan - Excess Series Work, 2014 - Charcoal on paper - 113cmx79cm

AmyDynan - Excess Series Work, 2014 - Charcoal on paper - 113cmx79cm


Bio

I am a graduate of a Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney). The basis for my practice is drawing as a meditative and experiential state of Being. I feel most alive when drawing. For me, the drawing process is deeply calming. The repetitive, labour intensive and time-consuming method forces me to be still—a repetition of tiny movements through which the pace of my mind slows to meet the rhythm of my body.

My practice currently centers on the still life, one of the most enduring forms in art that typically depicts objects carrying symbolic and allegorical themes that poignantly speak to the transience of life. Of particular enamour is Vanitas painting—a visual commentary of motifs that capture the fragility and fullness of being alive. Of fascination to me is the performative level to which the message is inverted through the symbolism. I endeavour to bring the vanitas still life into the contemporary through a sumptuous feast of imagery, merging abstract sensibilities with photorealism— the intention for my work is always a celebration of the everyday majesty around us.

 

CV

EDUCATION

2015-2016 Master of Fine Arts - Research Painting, University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Art
Academic Supervisors: Lindy Lee, Debra Dawes Academic Examiners: Anthony Bond, Ann Elias

2014  Master of Contemporary Art - Painting, University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Art
Academic Supervisors: Debra Dawes, Robyn Backen, Tom Loveday

2010 The Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney NSW

2008 Bachelor of Arts - Art History & Theory, French, University of Sydney

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Draw the Light, Solo Exhibition, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, 5-17 Sept
2013  Displacement, Solo Exhibition, E3 Artspace, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
2012 Solitude, Solo Exhibition, Docker St Gallery, Wagga Wagga

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017  Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize, Exhibition of finalists
2017  Stanley Street Gallery, Group Exhibition
2017  SCA Postgraduate Degree Exhibition, MFA, Sydney College of the Arts, NSW
2016 Myself Art Prize, Exhibition of Finalists, Jugglers Art Space QLD
2016  Hornsby Art Prize, Exhibition of Finalists, NSW
2016  Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space QLD
2016 Warringah Art Prize, Exhibition of Finalists, NSW
2016  Salon of Infectious Ideas, The Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2016  Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
2015  Portraits, The Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2015  We Get By, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2015   Inspired, HVGS Art Prize Exhibition, NSW
2014  Works on Paper, The Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2014 St George Art Awards, Exhibition of Finalists, NSW
2014  Postgraduate Degree Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, NSW
2013  Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Linton & Kay Gallery, Perth, WA
2013  Mortimore Art Prize, Exhibition of Finalists, Australia-wide
2013  Wagga Wagga Art Prize, NSW
2012  Mortimore Art Prize, Exhibition of Finalists, Australia-wide
2012  Wagga Wagga Art Prize, NSW
2012  Raw, Art Lounge Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

RESIDENCIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

2017  Hill End Artist in Residence Program, Hill End, December
2015  Winner, Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship 2015, University of Sydney
2016  Winner, Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship 2016, University of Sydney

AWARDS & PRIZES

2017  Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
2016  Winner, Myself Art Prize, Jugglers Art Space
2016  Finalist Hornsby Art Prize
2016  Finalist, Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
2016  Finalist, Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards
2014  Finalist St George Art Awards
2013  Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2013  Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
2013  Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize
2012  Winner, Wagga Wagga Art Prize
2012  Winner, Drawing Section, Wagga Wagga Art Prize
2012  Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize

 

Download Amy Dynan Artist Statment and CV (PDF)