Amy Winstanley (born 1983, UK) is an artist based in Glasgow. She has a MA from the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (2017-19) and a BA (Hons) in Sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art (2001-05). Amy’s practice is primarily painting. For her, painting is a reflection of the continual flux of all things whilst the action of painting, and immediacy of paint, fosters a means to take a hold of and explore her ideas.
She researches into eco-philosophy, feminist theory, indigenous thought and using the sensorium to experience the world differently - with a focus on our entanglement in, and estrangement from, the more-than-human world. Whilst painting, thoughts merge from this research with intuitive mark making drawn from personal experience, emotion and memory. As a result the paintings reside between a suggestion of things and an un-doing of depiction in a fluid way.
Amy has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, Netherlands and South Korea. Recent shows include Moral Limb, a solo show at Stallan-Brand, Glasgow (2021), Grief Bruise, a solo show at Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow (2021), Potluck at Gallery 17717, Seoul (2021), To All Our Absent Dialogues, Warbling Collective, London (2020) and Festival of Choices, Graduation Show, Het Glazen Haus, Amsterdam (2019). Amy was nominated for the Sluijter prize for painting 2019 (Netherlands), and has been the recipient of the Hope Scott Trust award (2014) and the Creative Scotland Visual Arts Award (2010 and 2014). Along with the artist collective ALKMY she has published short stories and images in What Ties Ties, Ties (2020) and What Thoughts Think Thoughts (2021) both through Print Art Research Centre, Seoul.