Printmaking and sculpture as an installation on the intersection of kinship, grief and nature.
Amberlie Perkin is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, printmaking, and painting. Amberlie is interested in the interplay of grief and ecology, and nature and the body. Her artwork explores the deep relational bonds we share with one another and our non-human kin. Through curious engagement with the natural world and rigorous material exploration, Amberlie has found new ways to understand and respond to death. Her creative process enacts the materiality of mourning- using grief and loss as lively material with which to build new forms while formalizing the presence of absence. Amberlie’s installations are an invitation to make metaphoric connections to nature, to feel, to remember, and to acknowledge our ghosts.
Amberlie holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art & Design (2010), a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University (2011), and a Master of Visual Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art & Design (2020). In 2020, she founded Studio One One Six, a multi-artist studio space in Vancouver BC. She has exhibited both locally and internationally.
Amberlie has a passion to reach and teach people through the arts, promoting empathy through creativity. She has been a presenter at several Canadian Art & Design conferences, led workshops exploring printmaking and creative writing as a way to express grief, and taught creative workshops for children, teens and adults. In 2021, Amberlie was a Tedx speaker for the TEDxemilycarru Recognize series.