Amelia Crouch works with media including text, moving image, print and installation. Her artwork is underpinned by an interest in the relational and mutable nature of meaning. Outcomes range from simple acts of wordplay – such as semiotically inspired text animations or artists’ books – to more elaborate, performative videos. In the latter she explores bodily or spatial codes of behaviour, such as shaking hands or walking in the landscape. Here the contingencies of meaning and interpretation are used to question self or social identity as constructs which hold different significance at different historical moments or in different contexts.
Amelia holds an MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds. Recent commissions and exhibitions include: The Tetley, Leeds (2016); Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2016); Coventry Artspace (2016) and Pavilion, Leeds (2015).