Amy Dryer attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and the Fine Art program at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2008, she was on the cover of Avenue Magazine as Calgary's Best and then was featured again in their 2016 Top 40 Under 40 issue. She's also been profiled in Essential Magazine, Galleries West and on CTV. She's completed artist residencies at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, in 2009, The Banff Centre, Alberta, in 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2017, and Berlin, Germany, in 2018. Amy's paintings are in a number of collections throughout Canada and the US, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts public art collection. Amy is based in Calgary, AB.
My gestural style - characteristic of German Expressionism - emphasizes the subjective expression of inner experiences. The truest picture of a moment - the figure of a place - occurs in a balanced abstraction of everyday perspectives. To convey this I combine line, form and colour to represent and yet slightly distort my subject matter. This creates a field of view that is both familiar and enigmatic.