Artist Bio_Influenced by the concept of the Anthropocene, Amelia Kate Sampson creates artwork with the intention of communicating the degenerative effects on the biosphere resulting from the ‘Great Acceleration’ in human activity during this era. Amelia was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1992. In 2017 she graduated from the specialist, City and Guilds of London Art School gaining a first-class honours Bachelor of Fine Art Sculpture degree. Amelia exhibits in galleries and art fairs throughout the UK. Her artwork is included in private art collections such as the Tim Sayer Collection, London. In 2017 Amelia received The Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award, the Clyde & Co Art Award, and the Beth Gotowski Award. In 2015 Amelia relocated to Dorset, England with fellow sculptor Philip Rae-Scott. The rural surroundings reinforced Amelia’s fascination with ecology and geology. In Dorset Amelia and Philip built and renovated artist studios, acquiring a larger space to create their art. Concerned with both concept and form, Amelia meticulously creates artworks in both two and three dimensions. In her sculptural practice she concentrates on the medium of stone, creating artworks that aim to represent a geological notion of time. In conjunction with her formalistic sculpture Amelia revels in the immortalisation of reclaimed materials, having always been attracted by the complex construction and visual appeal of industrial objects. Amelia has, for example, encompassed reclaimed aircraft parts and expended military devices in her artwork. Influenced by the photographic documentation of works by land artists such as Richard Long, Nancy Holt, and Michael Heizer, Amelia employs photography to reflect upon political developments and social changes taking place in our current epoch. Having been introduced to anti-establishment protests as a young girl, she celebrates the attributes of artists such as Dan Eldon. Challenging the established order Amelia uses photography as a means of communication, to express her concerns and expand awareness of troubling social happenings. Amelia continually develops her artistic practice with a view of creating artworks that are both conceptually engaging and visually striking. Her pieces are intended to interlock challenging social reflection and intriguing aesthetic form. Skills_ - 3D material skills: Stone, metal, wood, plastics, fibre-glass, natural materials, plaster & rubber. - Model making: Enlarging, marquettes, casting, translating 2D design to a 3D object. - Computer packages: Adobe; Photoshop & In Design. Trimble; Sketch Up. CAD; Auto-desk. Microsoft; Excel, Word & Power-point. Apple; Numbers, Pages & Keynote. - 2D technical skills: Drawing; perspective, life, mark making, rendering, design. Painting; acrylic & oils. Printing; lino, etching. Photography; documentation, fine art, digital & analogue. - Social media; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & website design. - Project management, material sourcing & time management. - Using initiative to work independently and understanding of being a striving team member. - Exhibition, install and curational skills. - Design & construction of 1,500sq2 artist studio. - Full UK driving licence, clean.Locked Pro Plan feature
Assistant in the production of high class bronze sculptures: working with a variety of materials, model making, studio maintenance, sourcing materials, stock check and all round artist support.
Award winning creative, meticulously creating 2D/3D artworks that are conceptually engaging and visually striking. High class curational skills and understanding of installation and artwork/material handling. Honed technical understanding in working with a variety of materials: stone, wood, metal, fibre glass/plastics, wax, natural materials, painting, photography, and a wide range of drawing techniques.
Artistic coaching and class preparation covering a multitude of artistic skills and creative development. Curriculum preparation, monitoring pupil development, parent communication and maintaining staff coherence.
Artist correspondence & all round foundry support; mould making, wax work, shell preparation casting and finishing.
Corresponding with the artist, architect, and structural engineer to achieve the completion of a large memorial commission. Operating pneumatic hand held tools, completing design templates, handling stone/artwork, and completing tasks to commission standard.
Adobe editing, laser cutting, completing orders and liaising with clients.
Leading team delivering world-class service to clients/guests, assisting in gallery spaces.
Exhibition & promotion: demonstrating print equipment, advising customers & assisting management team.
Due to start MA in September 2019.