Amy-Claire Huestis lives in Ladner, British Columbia, in the delta of the Fraser River. In her soulful works she suspends a state of wonder in relation to nature and its mysteries. In her visual storytelling, she erases boundaries between drawing, painting, movement, and creative writing. Alongside her solitary pieces made in the BC landscape, she often collaborates with international artists in residencies and performance pieces. In these she utilizes her own invented shadow-painted light media.
Her visionary work involves divining, ritual, and duration actions -- these in participation in time and the elements. Past projects include “Book of Clouds,” a dance performance involving her light media, and “Rainbow’s Story”, a poetic cycle about the delta landscape and its colours.
Amy-Claire has had residencies in the Bothy Project in Scotland, in Gray’s Cottage in Sechelt, BC, and at the UCLA Art/Science Center. 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 BC’s lower mainland. Her current work centres around her home in the marshland, living in a little house that floats up and down with the tides.
In her 2018 exhibition at Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton, she challenges us to believe in Painting as a spiritual rite.