Copyright 2007-2012

Curriculum Vitae


2012 - 2014 University of California Los Angeles, Media Arts MFA
2011 - 2012Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, MFA program
2000 - 2001 Rosengarten Foundry, Ways Mills, Québec: bronze foundry apprentice
1993 -1996Concordia University, Montréal, Québec: Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours
1991 -1993Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia: Fine Arts Program

Recent Residencies, Performances, Exhibitions, and Installations:

June, 2016 University Settlement, New York, NY. Piece for the Northern Sky,
A performance with Omar Zubair (video), Jody Sperling (choreography/dance),
and Mathew Burtner (composition/music).
April, 2015 The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Vision of Wonder,
A durational performance and with Omar Zubair (sound, video), Suzanne Déry (projection),
Time Lapse Dance, and myself (painted analogue projection).
Jan, 2015 The Bothy Project, Scotland. Collaboration with Suzanne Déry, light experience and
oil-lit magic lantern practice.
July, 2015 The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY. Sunset Frequencies: Amy Huestis and John Dombroski.
light and sound performance.
Jan, 2014 Young Projects, Los Angeles, California. Presentism, Light as Material,
group show including works by James Turrell, Refik Anadol, and Casey Reas.
My light installations: Starfarer, The rainbow refers not to a chaste abstraction,
and the projection and sound performance, A Sequel to the Fairyland of Science.
June, 2014 New Wight Gallery, University of California Los Angeles. Thesis Exhibition: UCLA
Media Arts MFA Program. An installation including Opus 5, a plasma light projector
and kinetic sculpture and the kinetic light animation, Sun Transit.

Selected Group exhibitions:

2014Thesis Exhibition: UCLA Media Arts MFA Program, New Wight Gallery
University of California Los Angeles
2014Presentism: Light as Material, Young Projects, Los Angeles, California
2013Prefix: UCLA Media Arts MFA Fall Exibition, New Wight Gallery
University of California Los Angeles
2012Incidence: UCLA MFA Media Arts, Design Matters, Los Angeles, California
2011Parcours de l’imaginaire , Galerie Montcalm, Ville de Gatineau, Québec
2010New Painters, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2007Drawings, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2007Amy Huestis and Elzbieta Kawecka, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Selected solo exhibitions:

2013Pacific, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2013Garden for a Neanderthal, UCLA Art/Sci Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011Amy-Claire Huestis: Abstractions, Art Center College of Design Graduate Art Gallery
Pasadena, California
2009Landscape with Bombers, Battat Contemporary, Montréal, Québec
2009Heart Like a Wheel, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

Workshops, Lectures, and Community Art Projects

2016 Mildred’s Lane, New York: Attention Lab, The Order of the Third Bird.
Teaching Fellow.
2015-16The Whitney Museum, Seniors Programs: Community Lectures, artist educator.
2015-14Vancouver Sculpture Biennale Big Ideas Program, Artist Collaborator:
Video, light, and screen installation workshops with Vancouver schools.
2015 College Art Association Annual Conference, New York 2015:
Light and sound performance, lecture and panel discussion,
Expanded Animation: Breaking the Frame.
2013 California Nano Systems Institute, Art/Sci Summer Institute:
Visiting Artist, workshop and lecture on installation with green sculpture. UCLA.
2013FemTechNet Conference, University of California San Diego: lecture and panel discussion,
Feminist Techno Cultures.
2012-2013Teaching Apprenticeship, University of California Los Angeles:
Media Histories, Media Arts: Introduction and Drawing.
2012 University of California Los Angeles, Media Arts: Introduction;
Lecture, The History of Video and Media Art Installation.
1998–1999 Aadmsteti, Stinging Nettle Net, The Canada Council for the Arts
Artists and Communities Program, Prince Rupert Public Library, Ecotrust Canada,
North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site, The Museum of Northern British Columbia
and in collaboration with artists Henry Green, Freida Deising and Ed Bryant,
Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
1997-1999Artist in Residence, North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site,
Port Edward, British Columbia.
1998 Kids’ Community Banner Project, City of Prince Rupert, British Columbia
1996 The Cow Bay Mural Project. City of Prince Rupert, The Prince Rupert Arts Council,
The Lions Club of Prince Rupert.


2013Elaine Krown Klein Fellowship, UCLA
2013UCLA Departmental Fellowship and Bursaries, Graduate Media Arts
2012UCLA Departmental Fellowship and Bursaries, Graduate Media Arts
2012University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Open Classroom Grant
2012Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant
2011British Columbia Arts Council: Visual Art Scholarship
2011Art Center College of Design Scholarship for Graduate Fine Arts
2001 Jeunes Voluntaires: Quebec, Award, Rosengarten Foundry
1999The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award


“Reshaping the Proto-Cinematic: Magic Lantern as Medium”. Huestis, Amy-Claire. Annual CAA Conference, 2015.
“My Homeland”. Huestis, Amy-Claire. Myp magazine, Volume #15. August, 2014.
“A Re-invention of the Magic Lantern”. Huestis, Amy-Claire. Thesis paper and project, UCLA MFA in Media Arts, 2014.