Above: Black Hole (2016); Golden Dinosaur (2014); Self-portrait on toast (2014)
Amy Dignam is a visual artist and curator living and working in London. Her work exists within the feminist perspective and considers womens' socio-political contexts largely based on the maternal, the ambivalence in motherhood, loss of identity, childhood memories and longing. Amy was born in Italy and moved to London in 1998 graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2005. Amy is the founder, curator and artistic director of the Desperate Artwives project, co-founder of the Mother House pilot (September 2016) and Art Team volounteer for FiLiA. Amy's work 'Black Hole' was recently shortlisted for the ‘Birth Rites’ Collection Award housed at Kings College, London and has been exhibited at MODA360 show in downtown Los Angeles. Recent
exhibitions include ‘Artist as Mother as Artist’ at the Lace Gallery in Nottingham 2016, ‘The Egg, The Womb, The Head And The Moon’ collective and exhibition at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge (2014). Through the Desperate Artwives Project, Amy has initiated the 'mother artists public takeovers' and 'united despite the distance' campaigns and has taken part in and curated several exhibitions and events since 2012 including at the Vibe Gallery (2012), Leroy House (2012), Barbican Arts Group Trust (2014), Crypt Gallery (2014), Granby Space Lower Marsh (January 2017) and Leyden Gallery (March 2017).
Monster Mum, acrylic on photographs. 2014