Amberlie Perkin is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. Her diverse practice includes sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, installation,and painting. Drawn to the interplay of grief and ecology, Amberlie examines how curious and embodied engagement with the natural environment can provide a visual and material language to articulate the complex and often abstract emotions of grieving. Perkin’s artworks and installations are an invitation to make metaphoric connections to nature, to feel, to remember, and to acknowledge our ghosts.
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 run art classes for both children and adults, and workshops which explore grief through printmaking and creative writing. In 2020 she founded Studio One One Six in Vancouver BC, a multi-artist studio space. Amberlie has a passion to reach and teach through the arts, promoting empathy through creativity. She has been a presenter at several Art & Design conferences and given a Tedx talk entitled “The Nature of Grief". Amberlie’s artwork has been exhibited both locally and internationally. In 2022 she was the recipient of the "Emerging Artist" award from the Seymour Art Gallery, and the "Won Lee Sculpture Award" by the Canadian Sculpture Centre"You can follow Amberlie on Instagram @amberlieperkinart or contact her at email@example.com to arrange a studio visit or discuss workshops and commission work.