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
Sept, 2018Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, solo exhibition, “Rainbow’s House of Song”.
Recent Art Residencies, Performances, and Installations:
April, 2018 Hidden Gardens, Glasgow International Art Fair: Bone Meal. Performance and installation
works with collaborator Suzanne Déry.
January, 2018 Arbutus Gallery, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver. Exhibition with collaborator
Jan – July, 2017 Gray’s Cabin, Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia. Residencies for books on time in the
June, 2017 Baryshnikov Art Center. Book of Clouds, A collaborative residency and performance with Omar
Zubair (sonic composition/video), Jody Sperling (choreography/dance).
March, 2016 UCLA Art/Science Center. Book of Clouds, A collaborative residency and performance with
Omar Zubair (sonic composition/video), Jody Sperling (choreography/dance).
November, 2016 St. George’s School, Vancouver: Making prints, drawings, and books as a study of time,
recording through experiential practice the clouds, trees, and flowers at the school.
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
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).
January, 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.
January, 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 in front
two rooms of the gallery: Starfarer, The rainbow refers not to a chaste abstraction, and the
performance, A Sequel to the Fairyland of Science.
November, 2013 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta. Starfield, and Moon seen from Low Orbit:
two light installations for my solo exhibition, Pacific.
June, 2014 New Wight Gallery, University of California Los Angeles. Broad Art Center Thesis Exhibition:
UCLA Media Arts MFA Program.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2013Pacific, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2013Garden for a Neanderthal, UCLA Art/Sci Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2011Amy-Claire Huestis: Abstractions, Art Center College of Design Graduate Gallery Pasadena, CA
2009Landscape with Bombers, Battat Contemporary, Montréal, QC, Canada.
2009Heart Like a Wheel, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Selected Group exhibitions:
2017 Objective Painting Telluride Gallery, Colorado, curated by Jimmy Hayward.
2014Presentism: Light as Material, Young Projects, Los Angeles, California.
2014Thesis Exhibition: UCLA Media Arts MFA Program, New Wight Gallery, UCLA Broad Art Center
2013Prefix: UCLA Media Arts MFA Fall Exibition, UCLA Broad Art Center
2012Incidence: UCLA MFA Media Arts, Design Matters, Los Angeles, California.
2011Parcours de l’imaginaire , Galerie Montcalm, Ville de Gatineau, QC, Canada.
2010New Painters, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada.
2007Drawings, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2007Amy Huestis and Elzbieta Kawecka, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2017 - 2018Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Instructor: Painting and Drawing.
2016 - 2017Anvil Centre, Instructor: Drawing, Interdisciplinary Art Classes and Workshops
2015 - 2016The Whitney Museum, School Programs, Access and Seniors Programs: Artist educator.
2016 Dia Foundation: Beacon, Educator.
2015 Bronx County Historical Society, Artist Educator, Mapping Project.
2015 Arts Unbound, Orange, NJ, Teaching Artist.
2012 – 2014University of California Los Angeles, Teaching Assistant.
Lecture and studio courses in Design Media Arts include
Media Histories; Media Arts Introduction; Color; and Drawing.
2012 - 2013Pasadena Child Development Associates, Art Instructor, Pasadena, CA.
Adapted art instruction for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, K-12.
2009 – 2010Private Art Instructor for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
1998 – 2009Self-employed visual artist, full-time exhibition schedule. Montréal, QC, Canada.
1998 - 1999North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site, Drawing Instructor,
Port Edward, BC, Canada.
Workshops, Lectures, and Symposia:
2016 - 2017Vancouver Art Gallery, Workshop Fascilitator: Training for the gallery’s docents on gallery
education for those on the Autism Spectrum and those with special needs.
2017 Emily Carr University, Visiting Artist.
2016 Mildred’s Lane, New York, Teaching Fellow: Attention Lab, The Order of the Third Bird.
2015-16 The Whitney Museum, Seniors Programs: Senior Programs, community lectures.
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 vertical garden systems and installation with green sculpture. UCLA.
2013 FemTechNet Conference, University of California San Diego: lecture and panel discussion,
Feminist Techno Cultures.
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
Pilot Program, Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Publications as Author:
“In Search of The Perfect Pink”, Notes Journal, Volume 5. May, 2018.
“My Homeland”, Myp magazine, Volume #15. August, 2014. www.myp-magazine.com
“A Re-invention of the Magic Lantern”. UCLA Master of Fine Arts Thesis Paper and Project.
Frere, Sunshine. “Seven Questions for Amy-Claire Huestis”. THRIVE Vancouver, 2017
Barnard, Elissa. “At the Galleries: Portraits a study of mystical states.” Halifax Herald, 2012
Callaghan, Lori, “Bucolic Backgrounds,” Rover Online. 2009
Knelman, Sara. Catalogue Essay, Landscape with Bombers. 2009
Bouchard, Claude. “Huestis ne déçoit pas.” Le Droit. Ottawa, 2005.
Bouchard, Claude. “Amy Huestis sur la route des vieux maitres.” Le Droit. Ottawa, 2005.
Bouchard, Claude. “P pour Personnages.” Le Droit. Ottawa, 2005.
Bouchard, Gilbert A. “Gallery celebrates humanistic Huestis.” The Edmonton Journal. Edmonton, 2005.
Mavrikakis, N. “Espace Création.” Le Voir. Montréal, Québec 2005.
Bouchard, Claude. “Amy Huestis, La Traversée des temps.” Le Droit. Ottawa, 2004