Curriculum Vitae

Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2014, she was among the Top 40 Under 40 Recipients chosen by Avenue Magazine, and in 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as ‘Calgary’s Best.’  She has been featured as a ‘Profiled Artist’ in both Essential Magazine and Galleries West.

 

Amy completed an artist residency at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan in 2009 and at the Banff Centre in 2013. She attended an artist residency in January of 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dryer’s paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada, and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary.

 

Education:

Bachelor of Fine Arts & English Minor

  • 2017: SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2013 : The Dizziness of Correspondences Themed Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
  • 2009 : Emma Lake Residency, Saskatoon, SK
  • 2002 : Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
  • 2000 : Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK
  • 1997-2000 : Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB

 

Selected Solo/Two Artist Exhibitions:

  • 2017: Turning East, Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Saint John, NB
  • 2016: Immanence: Devoted to the Ground, Close to the Sky, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016: Algonquin, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2015: Viewpoint, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Voyage, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2014: Traces of Memory, Masters Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2013 : Urban Blueprints, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
  • 2012 : A Collection of Notes, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2012 : Unfolding, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
  • 2011 : Stage, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 : Men and Women: Private Moments, Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ONT
  • 2009 : Awaiting the Butterfly, Arthouse, Calgary, AB
  • 2005 : Ways of Knowing, Untitled Artist Society, Calgary, AB
  • 2004 : Home, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:2016: LOOK2016, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB

  • 2017: 40th Anniversary Exhibit, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2017: Peoples Portrait Prize, cSpace, Calgary, AB
  • 2017: It helps to anticipate things that have not happened, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2016: LOOK2016, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Calgary Artist Ranch Project, Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB
  • 2016: Prescribed Burn, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2016: New Artists Group Show: Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Saint John, NB
  • 2015: Small Works Group Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2014: Traces of Memory II, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2014: The Tattooed Ladies, Women’s Resource Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • 2013: New Artist Group Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2013 : Cultivation, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2013 : New Works, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
  • 2012 : The Object Ethnography Project, NY University, New York, NY
  • 2011 : Body of Evidence, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
  • 2011-2010 : First & Second Annual Brush Off Competition, Galerie Avenue, Montreal, QU
  • 2011 : Masterpiece Contemporary, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • 2011 : ASA Forest Show, Alberta Traveling Exhibit, AB
  • 2011 : New Artists Group Show, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 : Rebirth, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
  • 2010 : Winter Juried Art Show, The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC
  • 2009 : The Bare Skin Show, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB
  • 2008 : ROUTES, Arthouse, Calgary, AB
  • 2008 : Being Human: An International Juried Exhibition, Leighton Centre, Calgary, AB
  • 2007 : FLIGHT, Arthouse, Calgary, AB
  • 2006 : 2006 National Open Portrait Exhibition, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, AB
  • 2005 : The Picnic Project, Swoon Gallery, Toronto, ONT
  • 2004–2003 : Square Foot Show, AWOL gallery, Toronto, ONT
  • 2004 : Spring Art Exhibition, Hummingbird Center, Toronto, ONT
  • 2000 : Exchange Students Exhibit, Glasgow School of Art, UK

 

Reviews/Media:

  • 2016: Heindricks, Lisa, Awesome People Movement, Audio Interview, Calgary, AB
  • 2015: Zarzycki, Agatha, A Magical Reality, Where, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Raddazt, Stephanie, Alberta Primetime CTV Interview Segment, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Czarnecka, Marzena, Amazing Calgarians: An Afternoon with Amy Dryer, Business with Attitude Blog, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Czarnecka, Marzena, Top 40 Under 40 Article, Avenue Magazine, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Doig, Ian, Memory on Canvas, Hot Art, Where, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: Singh, Jaspreet, Traces of Memory Interview, Banff Centre Blog, Banff, AB
  • 2014: MacPherson, Alex, Tree Line, Verb Regina, Regina, AB
  • 2013 : Alexander, Rob, Exhibition honors those who inspire, Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore, AB
  • 2013 : Clayton, Tessa, Calgary Artist paints AIRdirondack Chair, Airdrie Echo, Airdrie, AB
  • 2013 : Hardy, Tom, Previews and Profiles, Galleries WestSummer 2013
  • 2013 : Doig, Ian, Hot Art, Where Magazine, Calgary, AB
  • 2012 : Alexnader, Rob, Branches, Skies Transposed, RockyMountain Outlook, Canmore, AB
  • 2012 : Doig, Ian, Artists to Watch: Two Takes on Artistic Process, ESSENTIAL Calgary 2012/13
  • 2012 : Doig, Ian, Editor’s Pick, Where Magazine, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 : Hayes, Scott, Human form uncovered for exhibit: Go Figure Opening at Studio Gallery, Preview, St-Albert
  • 2008 : Neighbors, Route finding takes painters on artistic voyage, The Arts, Calgary Herald, Calgary, AB
  • 2008 : Attwell, Karen, Best Of Calgary, AVENUE,Calgary, AB
  • 2007 : Bennett, Fern, Hopping for Saint John culture, here, Saint John, NB
  • 2006 : Blagrave, Sheila, Alumni Profile: Recent Fine Arts Grad Living her Dream, RECORD No. 81, Sackville, NB
  • 2005 : Kerr, Kate, Saint John Art scene is hopping, Saint John Telegraph Journal, SJ, NB
  • 2004 : Rai, Illiki, Rising Women, Calgary, AB

 

Awards/ Honours:

  • 2014: Top 40 Under 40 Avenue Magazine, Calgary, AB
  • 2014: University of Calgary Panel Speaker, U of C, Calgary, AB
  • 2011 : Alberta Foundation for the Arts Purchase Award, Calgary, AB, Recipient
  • 2009 : Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition, Winner, Lougheed Building, Calgary, AB
  • 2008: Best Of Calgary, Avenue Magazine, Calgary, AB
  • 2001 : Printmaking Award, 3rd Year, Mount Allison, Sackville, NB
  • 1997 : West Irwin Scholarship, Calgary, AB

 

Public Collections:

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Medical Ministry International
  • TransCanada
  • Heritage Property Corporation
  • AGS Energy
  • Whiskey Jack Resources
  • Courtyard Group
  • Pengrowth
  • Strathcona Tweedsmuir School
  • The Calgary Children’s Hospital
  • The Doorway
  • Lazy Poet Creative