Amy-Claire Huestis lives in Ladner, British Columbia, in the estuary of the Fraser River near Hwlhits'um on the ancestral and present-day lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Hul’qumi’num Mustimuhw (Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group of seven Coast Salish Nations), Tsawwassen, and Musqueam. In her soulful practice she suspends a state of wonder in relation to nature and its mysteries. Thinking through how we might co-habitate better with more-than-human kin, she makes work through ritual and deep attention to the landscape over time. Her works cross boundaries between drawing, painting, walking, and creative writing.
Alongside her solitary pieces made in close attention to nature, she often collaborates with international artists in residencies and in performance. In these she utilizes her own invented shadow-painted light media. Amy-Claire has done residencies in the Bothy Project in Scotland, at JM Gray’s Cottage in Sechelt, British Columbia, and at the UCLA Art/Science Centre. Her performances include venues such as University Settlement in New York City, the UCLA Broad Art Centre, and the Baryshnikov Dance Centre in New York City.
She teaches drawing and painting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Her current work centres around her home in the marshland, living in a little house that floats up and down with the tides.