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Artist Statement

Ambie Drew is a filmmaker based in West Midlands, UK who graduated from the University of Worcester with a First Class degree in Fine Art. Her practice explores fabricated femininity, gender and identity in the digital age. She does this through the construction of her alter ego, whose sole existence is to achieve synthetic perfection in an online reality. She manipulates herself through the use of beauty tools and products to play on an amplified, kitsch and stereotypical femininity. Analysing the consumption of beauty through an objectifying female gaze to capture the visceral and grotesque nature of feminine rituals. This takes form as a series of short, experimental films that are presented as large, multi-screen installations.

@ambiedrew

Education

2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class Degree, University of Worcester

2014, Level Three Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Triple Distinction*, Worcester College of Technology

Awards

2018, The Boffy Award for ‘Best Student in an Arts Subject’

Shortlists

2018, The ACS Studio Prize

Exhibitions

2019, ‘Vague But Exciting‘, Group Exhibition, Vivid Projects, Birmingham UK

2019, ‘GRRL HAUS CINEMA 2019′, Group Screening, Berlin, Germany

2019, ‘Cheap Cheap Moving Image Open Call’, Group Exhibition, The Lombard Method, Birmingham, UK

2019, ‘Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate’, Group Exhibition, Black Hole Club, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK

2019, ‘Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate’, Group Exhibition, UK Young Artists City Takeover, Nottingham, UK

2018, ‘Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate’, Solo Exhibition, Art House, Worcester, UK

2018, ‘Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate’, Degree Show 2018, Group Exhibition, The Garage Studios, Worcester, UK

2018, ‘Eternal Beauty, Internal Hate’, Solo Exhibition, The Garage Studios, Worcester, UK

2017, ‘EXPOSE’, Group Exhibition, Warehouse at University of Worcester, Worcester, UK

2014, ‘Ambie Drew’, 2014, Group Exhibition, Worcester College of Technology, Worcester, UK

Press

British Film Council 

Curated by GIRLS

UK Young Artists

Worcester News

Worcester Degree Show 2018