Amy SterlyArtist





DBS - Issue Date: 9 Dec 2016

DBS - Employer Name: Powys County Council

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Welsh Language Level: 1. I can pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.

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Studio Location: Llanfair Caereinion

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School Areas Covered: Ceredigion , Powys

Art Form: Other , Performance Art , Printmaking , Sculpture , Video Art


Hi! I am an artist originally from Chicago, who moved to Wales in 1989.  I am a printmaker and sculptor, but I also like to make large installations and sound work.  I like exploring what objects and images mean to people and turn them into something they might not expect.  In my prints I look at the idea of the 'rural idyll' and subvert it with speech bubbles from comics.  this creates unexpected narratives that let people create their own stories.

I have exhibited all over the UK and Europe and am most recently collaborating with other artists and musicians to make music using books as instruments.  This is a fascinating way of looking at everyday objects in a new way.  The tactile nature of the book creates a sensual response that far surpasses reactions to the digital equivalents.  It is emotional and aesthetic. Triggering memory and emotion…



Subject Level School/College/University End Date
Fine Art BFA Rockford College, USA 1986


Sound Books