ABOUT THE WORK

A M I C A  W H I N C O P is an  abstract artist living and working in South East Queensland, Australia. Her biomorphic work is guided by intuition, simplicity & naturalness, exploring a visual language that mimics the the rhythms and forms of the natural world.

My process starts with spontaneous drips, pours, and washes on canvas using water-based paints and inks. My own fluid movements work in harmony with the fluidity of the materials. I utilize water, gravity, and air pressure to create colour and texture that evoke natural processes and formations. Once I create a rich under-painting, I begin a process of elimination, working intuitively to mask out areas that feel distracting or unnecessary.

ABOUT AMICA

Amica Whincop (b.1978) is an Australian abstract artist, recognised for her undulating ‘stone’ like motifs and her ability to create a gentle equilibrium between the spaces.

Predominantly influenced by the intricacies of nature, its fragility and strength, there is something simultaneously tranquil and passionate about the pieces she creates.

Her love of nature grew from a childhood living beside the rugged seashores of the Isle of Wight, England, creating a connection with the environment that has only strengthened through global travel and her eventual emigration to Australia. Art has always been her vehicle from which to channel peace, quiet the mind, and inspire her soul. Her hope is that this calm energy transfers to the viewer.

Educated as a visual art artist and educator, she graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2003, holding a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Secondary Education.

Now settled  in the country town of Gympie with her husband and three children, Amicas work continues to gain international and national  recognition, engaging a wide audience, including those who often disassociate with abstract art.

Aside from attending upcoming shows, you can follow her process on Instagram.

email: hello@amicawhincop.com 

CURRICULUM VITAE

(b.1978)  Hanover, W. Germany

EDUCATION

2003

Bachelor of Visual Arts| Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Secondary Education| Queensland University of Technology

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2018

Solo Exhibition – Soho Art  Gallery Sydney | Sydney | NSW upcoming May

Bay Gallery Home | Tetbury | UK upcoming Feb

2017

Second Nature, Solo Exhibition | BCM Crucible Gallery, Fortitude Valley | QLD

 Holding Space, Solo Exhibition, | Michael Reid Gallery,  Murrurundi | NSW

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2017

Christmas Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide | SA

The Other Art Fair, The Facility, Melbourne | NSW

 [6×6], Group Show Metropolis Gallery, Geelong | NSW

 Dual Elements, Joint Exhibition | Left Bank Gallery, Gold Coast | QLD

2016

 Rush Art Exhibition | Gympie Regional Gallery |QLD

 Unchartered, the Space Between | Joint Exhibition| The Garden Haus, Maleny| QLD

 Showcase Artist | Awake Live Performance Show , Awake Studio | Gympie

 Artisans @ Work Live Artist Performance | Judith Wright Centre, QLD

 Feature Artist | Ambience Store Project & Cultural Flanerie, Newfarm| QLD

 Taking it to The Edge | Group Show |  Gympie Regional Gallery | QLD

 Special Merit Award | “Abstracts Art Exhibition” Art Light, Space & Time Online Art  Gallery | USA

 Live Artist Performance| Artisans @ Work | Gympie Easter on Mary Festival | QLD

 Taste of Art Group Exhibition | Noosa Art Gallery | Feb 5th – Mar 7th | QLD

COLLABORATIONS

2017

“Woman on the Land”: Wearable art collaboration with Cindy Vogels Design.

Biocup ArtSeries

2016

Live Artist Performance | Artisans @ Work | Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre |QLD| 18 Aug

Live Artist Performance | Artisans @ Work | Winter Trees on Mary Festival | QLD | 20th July

Live Artist Performance| Artisans @ Work | Gympie Easter on Mary Festival | QLD | 23rd March

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

House 3, Channel 9, The Block, 2017 Elsternwick, Melbourne. (Ronnie & Georgia)

Private Collection, Attica, Greece.

Olympus Medical, Olympic Park, Sydney

 Tramway Interiors, Port Douglas

 Allscope Communications, Victoria

 Stocklands, Northlakes Retirement Resort, Brisbane

 Private Collection, Panama City, Panama.

 Private Collection, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

PRESS & MEDIA

 Seen on Channel 9, The Block 2017, Hallway Reveal. Contestant Ronnie & Georgia.

Channel 9 Postcards: Metropolis Gallery.

Artist of the Month: Crowdink | Balance Between Chaos and Void | Apr 26, 2017

Artist of the Month: ArtLovers Australia | May 5, 2017

How Come You Keep Painting Bubbles“,  Insider Style

The Ambience Project #4:   Indulge Magazine & Brisbane Art Guide | May 25, 2016

Amica Whincops Enchanted Art”  Cultural Flanerie|  Jun  14 , 2016

Art in Your House is a Reflection of Who You Are”, Insider Style,

New Artist on the Block,” Gympie Times , Mar, 2016