AMBER STOKIE

Lives and works in Geelong, Victoria.

TRAINING & EDUCATION
2016 Master of Fine Art (Coursework) with Distinction. RMIT, Melbourne, VIC (recipient ADFAS Young Artist Award)
2015 Unconventional Drawing, CAE, VIC
1997 Graduate Diploma in Education (Art), AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, Ballarat, VIC
1995 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), BALLARAT UNIVERSITY, Maj. Drawing, Ballarat, VIC

AWARDS and GRANTS
2018  Geelong City Council Arts and Culture, Professional Development Grant recipient
2017  Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown VIC
2016  ADFAS Young Artist Award Recipient (for RMIT Masters graduation work)
          RMIT Grant recipient (awarded to fund an exhibition at AC space Prahran)
2015  RMIT Grant recipient (awarded to fund an art expedition and development of new work)
2008 Finalist, Williamstown Art Prize, VIC
          Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe QLD
2007 Winner "People's Choice" AGENDO Emerging Art Award, Melbourne

RELATED ART ACTIVITIES
Current
Committee member, Geelong based arts collective Unkind Pencil
Individual live painting performances at National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Chapter House and various other Melbourne locations.
Past
2018 Invited artist “Are you an artist too?” performance, video and artist talk, Montsalvat Art Festival, Eltham, VIC
2016 President, Melbourne based arts collective Coalesce ARI comprised of students and alumni from the RMIT MFA program

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Invited artist “Are you an artist too?” performance, video and artist talk, Montsalvat Art Festival, Eltham, VIC
2018 "Me, you and in-between", BOOM Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2018 "Are you an artist too?" Wodonga Art Gallery, Wodonga, VIC
2014 "Shift" Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC 
2012 "A Quiet Contstant" Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC 
2009 "Intimate Strangers" Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018 "Subterranean" curated by Leanne Waterhouse, Dirty Dozen capsules, Flinders St Station underpass, 
         Melbourne, VIC
2016 Graduate Exhibition, RMIT MFA, Melbourne, VIC
         Belong In, Alternating Current Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
         One Night Stand: Clearway, Easey Street Art Gallery and Studios Driveway, Collingwood, VIC
2014 Featured artists group exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2012 Featured artists group exhibition, Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2011 "Ground Cover", Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
         "Indispensable Item" Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2010 "Object D’Winter", Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
         "Star Abstraction", Gilligan Grant Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2008 Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, VIC
          Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD
          Mont Albert Art Exhibition, VIC
2007 "A Taste of Salt" (Dec), SALT Contemporary Art Gallery, Queenscliff
          AGENDO award exhibition, Gardner Galleries, Richmond, VIC
          ARThouse gallery, West End, Brisbane, QLD
          Salt Contemporary Art Gallery, Queenscliff (July)
          ART Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, VIC


COLLECTIONS
Amber’s work is held in private collections throughout Australia, United Kingdom and Italy including Sotheby's Institute of Art Singapore.

PUBLICATIONS selected
2018 Bordermail, Pg 4, "Finding the individual by seeing double, or triple", Sophie Boyd. 4.5.18
2015 Forte Magazine Article 23.07.15
        Geelong Advertiser GT lift-out feature article "Artist brings home the Waterfront's beauty" 
2010 VCE Art Teachers Manual 2010 – featured work on front cover "Imagine a Garden"  
2006 Supplied artwork for “Forget the Rules” set - cross media drama series, season 1 and 2