Amelia Kate Sampson

Visual Artist

Level
Mid Level
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

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.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Styling
  • Design
  • Curating
  • Sculpture
  • Interior Design
  • Drawing
  • Art Curation
  • Art Assistance
  • Adobe

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Searcys

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      Bruton School for Girls

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        David William-Ellis

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          Wolf & Stone

          Work history

          Currently

          Artist Assistant

          David William-Ellis

          Feb 2018
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • 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.

          Currently

          Professional Artist

          Amelia Kate Sampson

          Aug 2017
          • United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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.

          2018

          Assistant Teacher

          Bruton School for Girls

          Oct 2018 - Jul 2018
          • Bruton, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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.

          2018

          Foundry Assistant

          Wolf & Stone

          Feb 2018 - Oct 2018
          • Sherborne, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Artist correspondence & all round foundry support; mould making, wax work, shell preparation casting and finishing.

          2016

          Artist Assistant

          Stephen Shaheen

          Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
          • Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
          • Internship
          • 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.

          2015

          Production Supervisor

          Kaigami Lighting Ltd

          Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
          • Lewes, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Adobe editing, laser cutting, completing orders and liaising with clients.

          2014

          Assistant to Events Supervisor

          Searcys

          Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Leading team delivering world-class service to clients/guests, assisting in gallery spaces.

          2013

          Exhibition Assistant

          Cyan Tec Limited

          Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
          • Loughborough, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Exhibition & promotion: demonstrating print equipment, advising customers & assisting management team.

          Education

          Currently

          MA Interior and Spatial Design

          Chelsea College of Art and Design

          Sep 2019
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Due to start MA in September 2019.

          2017

          Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • First

          2012

          Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Merit