Bio

The handmade is integral to the way I work, as is the use of everyday materials. The process is deliberately evident - how the piece is made, how it is put together and how it operates in a given space.

Pieces start from sketches or the material itself and whilst varying in scale and media explore and develop ideas on form, physicality and colour.

Email: amandajelly@hotmail.com

Instagram: @amandabensonstudio

 

Exhibitions

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
June - Aug 2019

Wells Art Contemporary Bishops Palace Somerset
0ct- Nov 2018

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
June- Aug 2018

V&A&A by A Studio 1.1 London
March 2018

Glaze my Cave Studio 1.1 London
Sept 2016

British Women Artists Competition Shortlisted finalist judges favourite
June 2016

Open Exhibition Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery
March 2016

Neo Art Prize Bolton
Sept 2015

Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Galleries London
Nov 2014

This Year’s Model Studio 1.1 Redchurch Street London EC1
Jan 2013

London Loves Vitrine Gallery Bermondsey SE1
June-July 2010

Pembrokeshire Open
Feb-March 2010

Space Now,Space Gallery London E8
April 2009

Birds and Houses’ Studio 1.1 Redchurch Street London EC1
Jan-Feb 2008

Grotto’ Studio 1.1 Redchurch Street London EC1
Dec 2006

Zoo Art Fair London Zoo NW1
Oct 2006

‘3 Years of FORDHAM Fordham Gallery London E1
April 2002

‘London Cabin’ The Fordham Gallery E1
Jan-Feb 2002

Record Collection VTO Gallery London E2
April 2001

‘Adrenalin’ Country Museum Aylesbury
Aug-Oct 1998

Axis Mundi Art Monteton, France
July-Sept 1998

9 th Mostyn Open Exhibition Oriel Mostyn Llandudno Wales
Dec 1997-Feb 1998

Off Centre Exhibition Swiss Cottage Library London
Mar-April 1997

Geopeny Group Show Adam Gallery London SE11
Aug 1996

Awarded Residency Sculpture Space Utica New York USA
Sep-Oct 1996

C’est Pas la Mer a Boire Coopers and Lybrand London
April-May 1996

‘Wrong Sun’ W139 Amsterdam
Jun 1995

Flight Forms Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery
May-Jun 1993

Other Peoples Shoes (Touring) Drawings Manchester City Art Gallery
Mar 1993-Mar 1994

Sculpture at the Economist Building London W1
Sept -Oct 1992

Die Kunst der Reise Travel Art Exhibition Chisenhale Art Gallery
July 1991

‘East’ Norwich Gallery Norwich
July 1991

‘What is a Gallery?’ Kettles Yard Gallery Cambridge
July-Sep 1990

MM Arts Banque Paribas London
Jan-Feb 1989

Sculpture at Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston Lancashire
Jan-Feb 1988

A Selection of Contemporary Artists Galerie Sapet Valence France
Nov-Dec 1988

Sculpture at Galerie Est Paris France
Nov-Dec 1988

‘The Bastille Opens Its Doors To Europe’ Paris France
Oct 1988

‘Grey Matter’ New Sculpture 88 Ikon Gallery Birmingham
June-July 1988

Camden Open Camden Arts Centre London
July 1988

Shoe Sculpture at Stepane Kellian Sloane Street London
Mar 1988

Residencies

Exhibition and Residency at Columbus State University Georgia USA
Feb-Mar 2000

Awarded Residency Sculpture Space Utica New York USA
Sep-Oct 1996

Braziers Artist Workshop Goring Oxon
Aug 1995

Shave International Artists Workshop Somerset
Aug 1994

Awarded Residency Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art Omaha USA
Dec 1993

Exhibition and residency at Elba Foundation for Artists Nijmegen Netherlands
July- Aug 1990