Amelia Volwiler-Stanley is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in print-installation and cyanotype. Focused on animal mythology, trauma healing in the body, and biology, AVS primarily creates cyanotypes on salvaged textiles, both on a large scale and a wearable scale. Her imagery is pulled from anatomical illustrations, pressed flowers/foliage and other natural found objects, and photographs she has taken in the wilds of Michigan. A Grand Rapids, MI native, Volwiler-Stanley received her MFA in printmaking and sculpture from Indiana University of 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. At Indiana University she was also awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship. Among the awards she has recently received include the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant (2018), the Nelda Christ Memorial Grant (2018), the International Enhancement Grant at Indiana University (2017), the Academic 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), and the Leroy Neiman Fellowship (SAIC) to attend Ox-Bow Residency for Artists (2014). She has exhibited in a variety of venues, including the Alma College Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery (2020), New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art (New Harmony, IN, 2018), Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum (2017), the Grunwald Gallery of Art (Bloomington, IN, 2018), SiTE:LAB during both ArtDowntown and ArtPrize 2016, a solo show at 337 Project Space (Grand Rapids, MI), the Surplus Gallery (Carbondale, IL), and the Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI). ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Link to Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volwiler.stanley/
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.