About the Artist
Amelia Carley’s work engages with the interpretation of memories within a landscape and fictitious sites. Born and raised in Colorado, Carley received a BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. She has participated in several Artist-in-Resident programs, including Vermont Studio Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Carley has exhibited at numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States. Amelia Carley currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Can you describe the process of preparation before you begin painting?
Much of my process occurs prior to even preparing a canvas for painting. Like many artists, the concepts within my work have been evolving for many years but there is also a lot of physical labor that goes into my work before the painting occurs. In my most recent series, I am interested in creating a new fabricated landscape from materials found in my environment of Brooklyn. A friend told me about a 1950s landfill that has been rehabilitated into an open space where there is a stretch of beach that so densely collects glass that it sounds like wind chimes when the waves roll in and out.