Salon Solo presents
Painter, Working in oil.
International Women Artists’ Salon is pleased to present a solo exhibition of salonista Amy Hughes
Connect, 2017, oil on canvas sheet, 10 x 10”
Born in Leicester-shire, UK in 1992, Amy Hughes spent her years growing up between Cheshire, UK and Moscow, Russia. In July 2013 she received a degree in BA Hons Fine Art from Liverpool Hope University, UK. At her undergraduate show, she was awarded the 'purchase prize' by the Liverpool Women's Hospital, where a painting can be found in private collection.
Encased, 2017, oil on linen, 30 x 30"
In 2016 she graduated from a two-year full-time MFA program at the New York Academy of Art. During her studies, she was awarded an Academy Merit Scholarship and HRH The Prince of Wales Scholarship (MFA 2016). Since graduating, Amy has continued to exhibit her work in both solo and group shows, working as an instructor of painting and as an Artist in Residence in the UK and New York.
Most notably she has sold work at Sotheby’s NY and was recently a finalist for the Westminster Kennel Club painting competition in New York City.
Currently she is working as a teaching instructor at acclaimed Sir John Deane’s College, UK. Where she has been teaching an oil workshop to both the students and to the Sir John Deane’s College Art Professors to advance their skills.
Expanse, 2017, oil on linen 25 x 30
Looking forward Amy has many events to look forward to:
She will be teaching an advanced oil class at the New York Academy of Art in 2018.
Amy also had a show of small works coming in London at 508 Kings Road Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK January 3-9 2017 titled Host.
More locally Amy had a solo show in the lower east side from January 17-31 2018 titled Pure.
Emerge, 2017, oil on canvas 10 x 10”
"My work deals with the female body, typically my own. I painted and depicted my own body after thinking extensively about both my relationship to my body, and society’s relationship to it. Whilst both sensual and suffocating, the representation of the [female] flesh wrapped in plastic is reminiscent of meat packaged and sold ready for consumption, just how the female body is often presented in art history and contemporary visual culture for male consumption." - Amy Hughs
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