Artist-Info - Amy Dryer - Assiniboia Gallery

Amy Dryer



Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland and the Fine Arts program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She completed an artist residency at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan in 2009 and at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta in 2013.

In 2008, Amy was featured on the cover of Avenue Magazine as “Calgary’s Best” and more recently was featured as a profiled artist in both Essential Magazine and Galleries West Magazine. Her paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada and the United States, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Amy notes, “My gestural style—characteristic of German Expressionism—emphasizes the subjective expression of inner experiences. The truest picture of a moment—the figure of a place—occurs in a balanced abstraction of everyday perspectives. To convey this, I combine line, form and colour to represent, and yet slightly distort, my subject matter. This creates a field of view that is both familiar and enigmatic.”

Selected Media
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“Previews and Profiles,” Galleries West Magazine, Summer 2013
“Hot Art,” Where Magazine, Calgary, Alberta, 2013
“Branches, Skies Transposed,” Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore, Alberta, 2012
“Artists to Watch: Two Takes on Artistic Process,” Essential Magazine, Calgary, Alberta, 2012/13 edition
“Editor’s Pick,” Where Magazine, Calgary, Alberta, 2012
“Human Form Uncovered for Exhibit: Go Figure Opening at Studio Gallery,” St. Albert Gazette, 2010
“Route Finding Takes Painters on Artistic Voyage,” The Arts, Calgary Herald, 2008
“Best Of Calgary,” Avenue Magazine, Calgary, Alberta, 2008
“Hopping for Saint John Culture,” here Magazine, Saint John, New Brunswick, 2007
“Alumni Profile: Recent Fine Arts Grad Living Her Dream,” RECORD No. 81, Sackville, New Brunswick, 2006
“Saint John Art Scene is Hopping,” Saint John Telegraph-Journal, 2005
Rising Women, Calgary, Alberta, 2004

Selected Public Collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Heritage Property Corporation
AGS Energy
Whiskey Jack Resources
Courtyard Group
Strathcona Tweedsmuir School
The Calgary Children’s Hospital
The Doorway
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Lazy Poet Creative