Amy Carkeek

Amy Carkeek is an Australian visual artist whose practice explores the intersections of the photographic and commodity object in popular culture and the ways in which these surfaces hold meaning, embody neoliberal ideologies, manufacture desire, and perpetuate myths of egalitarianism. Central to her work is the way in which these seemingly insignificant surfaces are used to undermine and control. Her practice explores several core issues including the demise of the American Dream and its core conduit the suburban fantasy and the ongoing oppression of women through mythologies, the photographic, found objects and neoliberal systems of power.

Carkeek has exhibited in galleries across Australia and the US and has been a finalist in prestigious awards such as The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Wyndham Art Prize, Moreton Bay Region Art Award, Clayton Utz Art Award, and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. She is represented by M. Contemporary Sydney, Australia and has completed her PhD at Queensland College of Art – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia where she is a Lecturer within the Visual Arts Program.

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