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. The rural surroundings reinforced Amelia’s fascination with ecology and geology. In Dorset Amelia built and renovated artist studios, acquiring a larger space to create her 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.
2014/17 BA Fine Art Sculpture, City & Guilds of London Art School, London, First. 2011/12 Foundation Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School, London, Merit.
2019 Private Exhibition: Interior Designers Finkernagel Ross in association with YAP, London
2019 Abstract Allies: Collector Tim Sayer MBE and curator Lizzie Collins, Zuleika Gallery, London.
2018 The Roots That Clutch: The Violet Hour in association with The Lambeth Garden Museum, London. 2018 Exceptional Award: Collyer Bristow, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
2018 Emerging Artists Extended: An Edit, Ackerman Studios in association with YAP, London.
2018 Emerging Artists: An Edit, Ackerman Studios in association with YAP, 45 Park Lane, London.
2017 The London Group Open: The London Group, The Cello Factory, London.
2017 21st NOA: National Open Art, Barge House OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London.
2017 MS Amlin Themed Art Prize: Ms Amiln, The Leadenhall Building, London.
2017 City & Guilds of London Art School Degree Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, London. 2017 AWEsome Art Fair: South West Visual Arts, Central Point Gallery, Exeter.
2017 Outsider Art: Candid Arts Trust, Candid Gallery, London.
2016 Whithurst Park Art Fair: LX Art in association with YAP, Whithurst Park, West Sussex.
2016 Regenerate: YAP, Charles Baker Place, London.
2016 City & Guilds of London Art School Group Show: Diarama Art Studios, London.
2015 Art School Show, Brighton Art School, Onca Gallery, Brighton.
2018 Exceptional Art Award, Collyer Bristow, shortlist. 2017 The Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award. 2017 Mary Beth Gutowski Award.
2017 Clyde & Co Art Award.
2017 MS Amlin Themed Art Prize, shortlist.
2017 World Art Award, National Open Art, shortlist. 2017 Ruth Tait Award, shortlist.
2017 The Eaton Fund, materials grant.
2019 Professional Artist, Amelia Kate Sampson, Dorset
2019 Artist Assistant, Mike Glier, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
2019 Artist Assistant, David William-Ellis, Oxfordshire
2018 Foundry Assistant, Wolf & Stone, Dorset
2016 Artist Assistant, Stephen Shaheen and Alastair Thomson, McKeon Stone, Ireland
2015 Stone Carving Course, Tuscany Study, Corsanini Studio, Carrara, Italy
2010 Central Saint Martins, Pattern Cutting Summer School, London
2010 Central Saint Matins, Fashion Design Summer School, London
2017 Resident Artist, Tuscany Study, Corsanini Studio, Carrara, Italy 2016 Resident Artist, Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust, Portland 2015 Resident Artist, Kurt Schwitter Mers Barn, Cumbria
2018 Clyde & Co Law Firm, London 2017 Tim Sayer MBE, London