Amy By Design

Artist, Teacher and more ...

Bio

amypic.jpgAmy Burkard is a Kelowna based sculptor and visual artist who has been presenting work professionally for over 10 years. Originally from Courtenay, BC, Amy realized in her mid 20's that being a professional artist would be the best career she could envision. After completing her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2003 her creative voice as Canadian female artist emerged. Guided by material curiosity, she continues to discover her dream.

Currently her practice involves what she has termed,“open to experiment.” This definition describes her broad variety of interests, which include: clay, fiber, printmaking, marbling, painting, life drawing, and even digital printing. She states that her “artistic borders are open”, allowing a lot of room for experimentation and creative growth.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2010, Permanent artist. Kelowna. A Woodside Design GALLERY.
  • 2010, Permanent artist. Kelowna. Potters Addict. Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2010, Permanent artist. Vernon. Gallery Vertigo Gift Shop.
  • 2010, Woon-Hing Manning Solo Show and Sale. Kelowna. Okanagan College.
  • 2010, Almost Famous. Vernon. Gallery Vertigo Gift Shop.
  • 2010, GO Party! Kelowna Art Gallery.
  • 2010, Love of Art Almighty! Kelowna. Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2010, Stick Figures. Kelowna. Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2010, Wrapped and ready to go... Kelowna. Studio 113 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2010, U8. Kelowna. Sopa Fine Arts Gallery.
  • 2010, Fire Fundraiser for the Arts Auction. Vancouver. Main St.
  • 2010, Fabulous Finds. Kelowna. Summerhill Winery.
  • 2009, Conduit. Kelowna. Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2009, under 113 @ Studio 113. Kelowna. Rotary Centre for the Arts.
  • 2009, Ceramic Spring Show & Sale. Vancouver. West End Community Centre.
  • 2009, Ceramic Spring Show & Sale. Vancouver. West End Community Centre.
  • 2002, Emily Carr Grad Show. Vancouver. Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
  • 2002, Flux - Art Works made of Clay. Vancouver. Emily Carr, Concourse Gallery.
  • 2002, Does My Ass Look Fat In This? Vancouver. Emily Carr, Concourse Gallery.
  • 2002, Sculpture Show. Seattle. University of Washington, USA.
  • 2001, Feature Artist - September 2001. Vancouver. BC Gallery of Ceramics.
  • 2001, Third Year Ceramics. Vancouver. Emily Carr, Concourse Gallery.
  • 2000, Second Year Ceramics. Vancouver. Emily Carr, Concourse Gallery.
  • 1999, Juried Art Show. Courtenay. Muir Gallery.
  • 1999, Student Show. Courtenay. North Island College.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2010, A Fascination with Felt. Kelowna. Madeleine, a Woman's World.
  • 2010, Stick Figures. Kelowna. Livessence exhibition catalog.

AWARDS

  • 2002, Ceramist of the Year. Courtenay. Comox Valley Potters Guild.
  • 1999, Award of Merit, Juried Art Show. Courtenay. Comox Valley Community Arts Council.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • 2009, Art Walk. Kelowna. Kids Art Table Leader.
  • 2006-2008, Kids Art Instructor. Vancouver. Private Residence.
  • 2004, Canadian Clay Symposium, Volunteer. Vancouver. Shadbolt Center for the Arts.
  • 2002, Preporators Assistant. Vancouver. Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.
  • 2001-2003, Teachers Assistant/ Ceramic Technician. Vancouver. Arts Umbrella. 
  • 2001-2003, Library Research Assistant. Vancouver. Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design. 
  • 2000–2001, Ceramic technition. Vancouver. Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.