Amy Bagshaw is a mixed media artist and Instructor of Studio Art, Art History and Art Theory.
Amy Bagshaw earned her BFA from Queen’s University in 2002, and MFA from Stony Brook University, New York, with a focus on fibre installation and multi-media in 2006. A Graduate Women’s Studies Scholar with a B.Ed in Arts Education, her practice extends to Gender Studies and Visual Theory. Dividing her time between the Greater Toronto Area and remote Northern Ontario, Bagshaw’s intermedia work draws from decades as a painter and mixed-media artist, while exploring themes of mark-making, memory, space, landscape and ephemera through fibre arts, installation, and drawing.
She has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States, including a solo exhibition at The Campus Gallery Reminders (2019, Barrie, ON), Vancouver’s Drawing Festival in 2010, The International World of Threads Fibre Arts Festival in Oakville in 2009 and 2012, and a solo exhibit in SoHo, NY in 2006. In addition, Bagshaw has shown at The Agnes Etherington Art Center in Kingston, The Agnes Jamison Gallery in Minden, The Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, and participates regularly in the yearly Fibre Arts exhibition Hard Twist at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
Bagshaw has received an Ontario Arts Council Grant and has taken part in a Self-Directed Creative Residency at The Banff Centre. She has completed an internship at The Brooklyn Museum, and her work can be seen on the cover of Feminist Time Against Nation Time (Dietrich and Hesford, 2008) and Brava Kilo’s album Hang on, you Demons! (2018). In January 2021, Bagshaw’s article “Notes from the Portal: Feminist Teaching Strategies in/post Pandemic Art and Design Classrooms” will be published in Teaching in the Post Covid-19 Era (Cummings and Fayed ed. Springer press). From 2016-2019, Amy was the Program Coordinator in the Interior Design Dept. at Yorkville University, Toronto campus. Bagshaw has taught Art History, Studio Art, and Art Theory at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Thompson Rivers University, Centennial College in Toronto, ON, and Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. Currently, she teaches at Georgian College in Barrie, ON, and Yorkville University, Toronto, ON campus.