Amy Beager (b. 1988) lives and works from her studio in Chelmsford, UK. She obtained a National Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction) in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2010. Amy’s painterly language has re-imagined figurative painting with her bold colour juxtapositions; figures rendered in a simultaneously classical yet modern style; and compositions, which are exquisitely romantic and poetic. Parallel to the joyous vivid colour palette and swathes of rich paint and brushwork, the figures often appear restless, fervent, and in a complex tension of ecstasy and anguish. Reminiscent of the dramatic poses of the divine saints from the Renaissance period, these figures hover between the classical and the contemporary. Amy's paintings both celebrate and explore the emotional intensity and intimacy of love.
Solo exhibitions include Swan Maidens, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); Platform (online), Unit London (2022); Dreamers, Wilder Gallery, London (2021); The Torches Burn Bright, Offshoot Arts, London (2021); Now | Futures (online), Huxley-Parlour Gallery (2021); Blue Woman, BSMT Space, London (2020).
Group exhibitions include Power of Femininity, Kutlesa Gallery, Switzerland (2022); Arcadia, Curated by OffShoot Arts X A Space for Art, Home House private members club, London, UK (2022); 2022 London Art Fair, Art Projects, Solo Booth with Wilder Gallery, London, UK (2022); In Momentum, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); A Call Across Rooms, Liliya Gallery, London (2021); Femme-Ate, Soho Revue, London (2021); Summer Auction, Hoxton Gallery, London (2021); Antisocial Isolation, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021); The Top 100, The Department Store, London (2021); It’s All Relative, Four You Gallery X Artistellar, London (2021); Now | Futures, Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London (2021); Mnemysone, Purslane Arts, UK (2021); Works on Paper 3, Blue Shop Cottage, London (2021); Fragmented Intimacy, Grove Collective, London (2021); The Everlasting Nude, The Curators, London (2021); Tilted, Wilder Gallery, London (2021); Original Paper, Wilder Gallery, London (2020); 2020 Winners Exhibition, Delphian Gallery, London (2020); With Love, Paint Talks, London (2020); Painting Persists, Offshoot Arts, online (2020); Works on Paper, Blue Shop Cottage, London (2020); The Sinister Figures, BUNKER/ BuuBuu Studio, online (2020); Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London (2020); Art Maze, The Barge House OXO Tower Wharf, London (2019); Roy’s Art Fair, The Truman Brewery, London (2019); Art Eat Festival, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich (2019); Blue Woman, BSMT Space, London (2019).
Highlights and Collections
Amy Beager was selected as a winner for the Delphain Gallery open call 2020 and started exhibiting her work in London in 2019. Beager's work has been acquired by Soho House and placed in multiple private collections globally.