Amelia Volwiler-Stanley is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in installation, printmaking, sculpture, and performance. Her works are frequently borne out of contradictions, most often exploring the paradox of a body existing in between two states, such as liberation, strength, and power vs. oppression, vulnerability, and fear. These themes are often expressed in a very material-based manner. Seemingly strong materials are weakened and eroded, and seemingly weak materials are fortified and preserved. Volwiler-Stanley is a Grand Rapids, MI native and is currently teaching and studying in Bloomington, IN. She pursued her undergraduate studies in sculpture and installation at Hope College in Holland, MI. After concluding her BA, she was then awarded the Leroy Neiman Fellowship by SAIC to attend Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. Currently, she is an MFA Candidate of Sculpture at the School of Art and Design of Indiana University Bloomington, where she has been awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship award during her first year. Among the awards she has recently received include the International Enhancement Grant at Indiana University (2017), a partial fellowship to attend a residency at the printmaking studios of Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy (2017), the Frey Foundation ArtPrize Seed Grant (2016), Indiana University SoFA Grant-In-Aid Materials Award (2016), and the Pygmalion's Holiday Award (2015), and the Leroy Neiman Fellowship (SAIC) to attend Ox-Bow Residency for Artists (2014). She has exhibited in Grand Rapids, MI in a variety of venues, including SiTE:LAB during both ArtDowntown and ArtPrize 2016, a recent solo show at 337 Project Space, the Surplus Gallery in Carbondale, IN, and the Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI 2017).
Amelia's ArtPrize Entries
These are Amelia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Amelia's Past Work
These are images of past work that Amelia has done.