About Amberlie Perkin
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Amberlie Perkin is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. Her artwork investigates place, history, grief, and wounded ecologies. Perkin’s diverse practice is deeply rooted in the embodied experience of engaging with nature and physically exploring sites which have been altered, often detrimentally, by human industrial interventions. She is drawn to abandoned or wounded landscapes, searching for their histories, remnants, and ghosts. Her practice celebrates kinship while offering a poetic lamentation of our complex relationship with the natural environment.
Amberlie Perkin 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). She has exhibited both locally and internationally.
Amberlie Perkin’s art practice involves listening to ghosts. Drawn to the interplay of grief andecology, her proposed artworks explore wounded ecologies in relationto both the human body and our non-human kin in this time of environmental degradation andaccelerated extinctions. Perkin’sartwork examines how curious and embodied engagement with the natural environment canprovide a visual and material vernacular to articulate the complex and often abstract emotionsof grieving. Her prints and sculptures borrow language and processes from nature- tracing thelines of time, layering, cocooning, nest building, and shedding. Perkin’s creative process enactsthe materiality of mourning and metamorphosis, while exploring the regenerative potential ofdeath to animate new growth in the natural world and our lives. Perkin’s installations are aninvitation to make metaphoric connections to nature, to feel, to remember, and to communewith ghosts.
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Augustine Wong, Gantaro, Mike Von, Terricks Noah