Amelia Saddington

 ( 2019, USA, 2001, )

b. 1978 in Washington D.C.
Amelia Saddington lives and works in New York, received a BA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an MFA from Columbia University in New York. Recent exhibitions include “A.S. Awkward Silence” at Night Gallery, Los Angeles and “Ok Wormhole” at No More Games in Brooklyn. Her solo music project called Open Topic can be heard at where it was featured in January of 2018.

2008 MFA in Painting, Columbia University, New York, US
2001 BA in English Literature, minor in Women and the Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, CA
1998 Foundation studies Certificate in General Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, CA
Amelia Saddington’s paintings combine painterly gesture with photographic imagery. Her work deals with perception and representation of images. Amelia Saddington approaches painting as an expansive format capable of combining a variety of approaches and image types. In her work, plans are introduced in anticipation of inevitable digressions. Images are collaged, framed and reframed into various compositional scenarios, traces of expressive painterly evidence sit adjacent to the artist’s photographic documents, while subjective/autobiographical symbols interact with other generic visual information. Her work actively engages the losses and gains intrinsic to the precarious act of translating an intended message into visual signs.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019

A.S. Awkward Silence, Project Room at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Ok Wormhole, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY, in collaboration with Mira Dancy

What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, US 

Whose Sleeves, Union Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

Paper Cuts Booth, New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Queens, US

REMOTE BURIAL, ‘Get Weird’ Concert Series, New Museum, New York, US
Invagination Requires Write to Life, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Hot German Painting, H.E.N.S., Brooklyn, US
Hunger is Real, Invagination 3, H.E.N.S., Brooklyn, US

Any form can be transformed into another form, 235 Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, US
Woman to Woman, Invagination 2, Kara Walker’s Studio, New York, US

Invagination, death of a hamster, Kara Walker’s Studio, New York, US

Keil Bormman, I have not painted for a year, I have listened to my stereo, The Suburban, Chicago, US

Hermann’s Grid, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, IT
Columbia University MFA Thesis Show, Emily Fisher Landau Center, Queens, US

Bucket of Ice, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, DK

Visions in Feminism, Annapolis Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, US
WCPR Benefit, La Casa, Washington, D.C., US

Sonic Circuits Festival, Mission Media Space, Baltimore, US
Ladyfest Benefit, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, US
Portraits, West Gallery, University of Maryland, College Part, US