Born in Québec City, Canada in 1981, Amalie's interest in the arts was nurtured by a
vibrant and creative upbringing, surrounded by an artistic family of musicians and
painters of American and Palestinian descent. Aged 17, Amalie moved to Montréal
where she studied Creative Arts before completing her studies at the University of
Ottawa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree in 2004. Amalie moved to Toronto in 2006
where she debuted her work in solo and group exhibitions with Whippersnapper Gallery,
whilst undertaking much in demand private commissions. In 2010, Amalie won the
acclaimed ‘SELECTIONS’ 2010 Juried Art Prize at the Shenkman Arts Centre provided
by the AOE, Ottawa Arts Council in Canada.
Since moving to London in 2010, Amalie has been working from her studio in Kings
Cross which provides a constant source of inspiration fuelling Amalie’s allure to
architectural buildings. Alongside solo exhibitions at the Hardy Tree Gallery in London,
Amalie’s work was shown in March 2012 as part of ‘The Turtle Salon’, a group show
tribute for Micheal H Shamberg, the late influential American-video producer and
filmmaker. In 2013, Amalie’s ‘Midnight Blues’ series was widely regarded and listed as
one of the ‘Top Ten Must See Exhibitions’ in London by Tabish Khan of FAD magazine.
Two pieces from her 2014 series titled ‘Four Measures’, were selected in February 2015
to show in Venice, Italy at the International Art Expo ‘Liquid Room’ series.
MEASURES IN MOTION
Most recent body of work:
‘Measures in Motion’ 2017, delves into vibrant blends, bringing into harmony rhythm, scale,
light and balance. The quantifying directional pull of modern and ancient architectural
design direct these latest creations, which depict an engine of structure, support and
growth. Amalie’s alluring use of acrylic paint and oil pastels, blended with gold, copper
and silver leaf, draws the viewer into a compelling and dreamlike world of ethereal
abstract landscapes where colour pops are rooted by angular shapes meeting at points
In Amalie’s words, ‘For me, this series creates a familiar yet captivating space that
explores movement and delicate motions of reflection and light. These abstract
landscapes are inspired by the durability of ancient Egyptian pyramid architecture
aligned with modern angles, some juxtaposed with intricate Moorish inspired designs
from the Alcázar of Seville, Spain. I hope to reshape the viewer’s perspective of defined
structures and place them into planes of immeasurable heights.'