Amelia’s painting “Breakwater” was chosen as the feature image in the 2017 issue of Essential Magazine. The article is titled Looking for Canada, Artists peer into the heart and soul of the “True North”
My work addresses the on-going debate surrounding the use of our coastal waterways. It explores how a single event can manifest multiple futures, some potentially destructive. What is beautiful and what is economically expedient are often two divergent paths.
By highlighting the reflections on a body of water I attempt to contrast nature versus nature repurposed by humans and the far-reaching and often permanently damaging repercussions that can occur.
The irregular ellipses of flattened colour, abstract patterns and highlighted surface reflections try to evoke a reverence for the mystery and importance of water, our natural world, its fragility and precariousness.
Born on Vancouver Island, Amelia Alcock-White is a contemporary Canadian painter who lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She studied fine art at Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr Art Institute and Columbus State University. She has received many awards for her work, including Scholarships and Art Faculty Awards. Alcock-White’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco and Toronto. Her work is represented in notable public and private collections.
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2016 The Ripple Effect, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, BC
2014 Solitudes, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC
2012 Water Born, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 The Art of Staying Afloat, Gallery O
Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
2004 Opener, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, BC
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Classical and Contemporary Nudes, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 The Body Exposed, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2007 Summer Gallery Show, Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco CA
2007 Art San Francisco, Union Square Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 East Meets West, a survey of art from Eastern Europe to Western CA and the US, Blink+Art Murmur, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Vanitas Now: Contemporary Still Life, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Art Toronto Winter Exhibition, Mittica Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Dream Worlds: An Artistic Investigation of Contemporary Surrealism, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 NYC Artists, Caelum Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2006 Grand Opening, The Art Center, Gallery O Contemporary, Vancouver, BC
2005 From Here To There: Five Magic Realists, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004 Vancouver Art Gallery Auction, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC
2004 VAG Art Exhibition, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC