• Inflatable 3

    acrylic and latex on stuffed fabric over shaped panel
    13x13x1.5”  |  2017

  • Inflatable 6

    acrylic and latex on stuffed fabric over shaped panel
    17.25x19x3"  |  2017

  • Inflatable 2

    acrylic and latex on stuffed fabric over shaped panel
    14x14.25x1.5”  |  2017

  • Inflatable 5

    acrylic, latex, and collage on shaped panel
    12x12.5x1”  |  2016

  • SGP (untitled 11)

    print on silk de crepe de chine
    8x8” (edition of 5)  |  2017

  • SGP (untitled 17)

    print on silk faille
    8x8” (edition of 5)  |  2017

  • SGP (untitled 18)

    print on silk faille
    8x8” (edition of 5)  |  2017

  • SGP (untitled 20)

    print on silk faille
    8x8” (edition of 5)  |  2017

AMELIA BRIGGS The Red Arrow Gallery Website CV

Nashville, TN | Painting
Bio:

Amelia Briggs received her BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from the University of Memphis. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections. She has exhibited throughout the Mid South and Mid West including, Herron School of Art and Design, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Zeitgeist Gallery, David Lusk Gallery, Slocumb Galleries, Hyde Gallery and The Martha and The Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. Her work can be found on Artsy and will soon be available through Uprise Art, based in New York City. She is currently represented by The Red Arrow Gallery.

When Amelia is not painting she strives to be an active member of the art community. In addition to her role as Director of David Lusk Gallery Nashville, in January of 2016 Amelia embarked on a conversation project that she continues today, carefully documenting extended conversations with creative individuals and their practice. In addition to her blog Amelia has recently co-created a podcast attempting to make sense of what it means to participate in a creative act today.

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Statement:

Centered on the phrase we are not together yet, Amelia’s work deals with the tensions that exist around a search for identity and expression. Each piece begins with a playful line or shape associated with children's imagery.

The graphic representations found in comics, cartoons and coloring books are rich, discretely operating as visual cues. Amelia gathers, reassembles and edits this imagery until she arrives at pleasing, non-committal fragments of a once unified narrative.

Similar to a found toy or long ago discarded personal object, Amelia hopes to generate a sense of presence, interiority and history. Each piece poses the question of what it is and what it means. While certain details may evoke some semblance of recognition, complete understanding will always remain out of reach and incomplete.

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