Born in 1974 - Canada
Amy Friend grew up on the outskirts of Windsor, Ontario, Canada where the Detroit River meets Lake St.Clair. She studied at OCADU (Toronto) before embarking on intermittent travels through Europe, Morocco, Cuba, and the United States. Upon her return she continued her studies and received a BFA Honours degree and BEd degree from York University, Toronto and an MFA from the University of Windsor. Currently she teaches Fine Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Friend has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Galerie Riviere/Faiveley (Paris, France), Cordon/Potts Gallery (San Francisco), Houston Center for Photography, Photoville (Brooklyn, New York) and is participating in several upcoming exhibitions at 555 Gallery (Boston) and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2015).
In 2013 and 2014 Friend was selected as one of the top 50 photographs in the juried Critical Mass International Photography Competition.
Her work has been featured in select publications such as: Contemporary Portraits, (Index Books, Barcelona), Creative Block, (Chronicle Books), EyeMazing (Thames and Hudson), Supernatural (&Magazine, Israel), Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photography Competition (Canada), Dishun Magazine (Thailand), and The Walrus (Canada).
2015 : Identité(s). Exposition collective, Galerie Rivière Faiveley, Paris, France
2014 : How one thing leads to another, Cordon-Potts Gallery, San Francisco. Curated by Jessica Johnston of the George Eastman House
2014 : Dare alla Luce, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University Center Concourse Gallery
2014 : Into the Void, Toronto Image Works, Toronto, ON
2014 : Change of Pace, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Juried by David Bram, MI, U.S.A
2014 : Conjure the Ghost, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2012 : Dare alla Luce, Sean O’Sullivan Gallery, Toronto
2011 : Still time, Sean O’Sullivan Gallery, Toronto
2011 : Timeraiser, Framework Foundation, Toronto
2011 : Make visible, P.O.P. Gallery, London
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