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Biography

Born in Québec City, Canada in 1981, Amalie has always been moved by colour and the allure of architecture.   After studying Creative Arts in Montréal in 2000, she continued onto graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Honours in 2004 from the University Of Ottawa.  Amalie moved to Toronto in 2006, debuting her work in solo and group exhibitions with Whippersnapper Gallery as well as undertaking much in demand for 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, 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, The Islington Arts Factory selected a painting to show in a group exhibition.  Amalie’s ‘Midnight Blues’ series in 2013 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 solo exhibition titled ‘Four Measures’, were selected in February 2015 in Venice, Italy at the International Art Expo ‘Liquid Room’ series.  Her most recent solo exhibition in 2017 was shown at The Foundry Gallery in London, 'Measures in Motion' was listed as one of the 'Top 6 Exhibitions To See In London' by art critic Tabish Khan from The Londonist.


My take on ‘Measures in Motion’2017:

“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.”

 

Get in touch: amalierussell@gmail.com