Amelia Alcock-White (Vancouver Island, Canada) is a contemporary Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She studied fine art at Vancouver Island University and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Alcock-White is known for her oil paintings depicting water, myths, philosophy, and the west coast.
The latest collection of work, Water Born 2012, is described as a passionate collection of paintings that explore rebirth, identity, history, and humanity’s origins. Her work is characterized by an elegant balance between mythical and realistic imagery. The tightly woven, reflective waters of her canvases are overlaid with figurative narratives and the result is a body of work that is both beautiful and, at times, haunting. Her style has also been described as a, combination of representationalism, realism; naturalism, and takes the form of illustrational depictions of happiness using stylized, personal exaggerations and distortions. It is Post-Surrealism! Her technical virtuosity more than adequately presents her perception and cognition of an ideal romantic world in which she is both instigator and willing participant.. Her work has been published in „a large and lavish colour catalogue showcasing paintings by a new and very talented Vancouver artist“
Alcock-White has appeared on CBC National Radio and television, Urban Rush. Her work has been discussed and reviewed in The Globe and Mail, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Galleries West., Notable Magazine., The Sun, Canadian Art, Empty Kingdom, Hyperallergic, The Commentary, Installation Magazine, Hot Art Wet City.
Alcock-White’s work is found in many collections and has been exhibited internationally and across Canada including the Vancouver Art Gallery. and the Canada Council Art Bank. Solo exhibitions include Opener, Simon Patrich Gallery (Vancouver)2004, The Art of Staying Afloat 2007, Gallery O Contemporary and Water Born, Petley Jones Gallery 2012 Accompanied with the limited edition publication, Water Born Her work has been included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and New York.
Alcock-White donates art to the non-profits: Shanti Uganda, Vancouver Aquarium, Art for life, and the David Suzuki Foundation. Her latest project was “Painting for Change” an art campaign for ocean conservation.
Alcock-White is represented by the Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver.
„Solitudes“ Fine Art Book. Published 2014. „Water Born“ Fine Art Book. Published 2012. „Opener: The Paintings of Amelia Alcock-White“ Published 2004.