AMY DRYER

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as ‘Calgary’s Best’ and more recently she has been featured as a ‘Profiled Artist’ in both Essential Magazine and Galleries West Magazine. She completed an artist residency at Emma Lake Saskatchewan in 2009. Amy’s paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada, and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, AB.
 
EDUCATION
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, English Minor
2013 -The ‘Dizziness of Correspondences’ themed Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff AB
2009 – Emma Lake Residency, Saskatoon, SK
2002 – Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
2000 – Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
1997–2000 – Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
 
SELECTED SOLO/ TWO ARTIST EXHIBITIONS
    
2016 - Algonquin, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB
2015 - Viewpoint, Masters Gallery, Calgary AB
2015 - Voyage, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2014 - Traces of Memory, Masters Gallery, Calgary AB
2014 - The Tattooed Ladies, Women’s Resource Centre,University of Calgary, AB
2013 – Urban Blueprints, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2012 – A Collection of Notes, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
2012 – Unfolding, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
2011 – Stage, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2010 – Men and Women: Private Moments, Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ONT
2009 – Awaiting the Butterfly, Arthouse, Calgary AB
2005 – Ways of Knowing, Untitled Artist Society, Calgary, AB
2004 – Home, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS
    
2016 - Prescribed Burn, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
2016 - New Artists Group Show, Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Saint John, NB
2016 - Small Works Group Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
2014 - Traces Of Memory Part 2, Elevation Gallery, Canmore AB
2013 - New Artist Group Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina SK
2013 - Cultivation, Elevation Gallery, Canmore AB
2012 – The Object Ethnography Project, NY University, New York, New York
2011 – Body of Evidence, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
2011-2010 – First & Second Annual Brush Off Competition, Galerie Avenue, Montreal, QU
2011 – Masterpiece Contemporary, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2011 – ASA Forest Show, Alberta Traveling Exhibit, AB
2011 – New Artists Group Show, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary
2010 – Rebirth, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
2010 – Winter Juried Art Show, The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
2009 – The Bare Skin Show, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
2008 – ROUTES, Arthouse, Calgary AB
2008 – Being Human: An International Juried Exhibition, Leighton Centre, Calgary AB
2007 – FLIGHT, Arthouse, Calgary AB
2006 – 2006 National Open Portrait Exhibition, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, AB
2005 – The Picnic Project, Swoon Gallery, Toronto, ONT
2004–2003 – Square Foot Show, AWOL gallery, Toronto, ONT
2004 – Spring Art Exhibition, Hummingbird Center, Toronto, ONT
2000 – Exchange Students Exhibit, Glasgow School of Art, UK
 
REVIEWS/MEDIA
 
2016 - Heinricks, Lisa, Awesome People Movement, Audio Interview, Calgary, AB    
2015 - Zarzycki, Agatha, A Magical Reality, Where, Calgary AB
2014 - Doig, Ian, Memory on Canvas, Hot Art, Where, Calgary AB
2014 - Singh, Japreet, Traces of Memory Interview, Banff Centre Blog, Banff AB
2014 - MacPherson, Alex, Tree Line, Verb Regina, Regina AB
2013 -  Alexander, Rob, Exhibition honors those who inspire, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore AB
2013  - Clayton, Tessa, Calgary Artist paints AIRdirondack Chair, Airdrie Echo, Airdrie AB
2013 - Hardy, Tom, Previews and Profiles, Galleries West
2013 – Hardy, Tom, Previews and Profiles, Galleries West Summer 2013
2013 – Doig, Ian, Hot Art, Where Magazine, Calgary AB
2012 – Alexnader, Rob, Branches, Skies Transposed, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore AB
2012 – Doig, Ian, Artists to Watch: Two Takes on Artistic Process, ESSENTIAL Calgary 2012/13
2012 – Doig, Ian, Editor’s Pick, Where Magazine, Calgary AB
2010 – Hayes, Scott, Human form uncovered for exhibit: Go Figure, Opening at Studio Gallery, Preview, St. Albert
2008 – Neighbors, Route finding takes painters on artistic voyage, The Arts, Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB
2008 – Attwell, Karen, Best Of Calgary, AVENUE, Calgary AB
2007 – Bennett, Fern, Hopping for Saint John culture, here, Saint John, NB
2006 – Blagrave, Sheila, Alumni Profile: Recent Fine Arts Grad Living her Dream, RECORD No. 81, Sackville, NB
2005 – Kerr, Kate, Saint John Art scene is hopping, Saint John Telegraph Journal, SJ, NB
2004 – Rai, Illiki, Rising Women, Calgary, AB
 
AWARDS
   
2014 - Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Magazine, Calgary, AB
2014 - University of Calgary Panel Speaker, U of C, AB
2011 – Alberta Foundation for the Arts Purchase Award, Calgary AB, Recipient
2009 – Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition, Winner, Lougheed Building, Calgary AB
2001 – Printmaking Award, 3rd Year, Mount Allison, Sackville NB
1997 – West Irwin Scholarship, Calgary AB
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
TransCanada
Heritage Property Corporation
AGS Energy
Whiskey Jack Resources
Courtyard Group
Pengrowth
Strathcona Tweedsmuir School
The Calgary Children’s Hospital
The Doorway
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Lazy Poet Creative