Oil on canvas
Ambera Wellmann was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, received a BFA from NSCAD University and an MFA from University of Guelph. She was the 2017 Winner of the 19th Annual RBC Painting Competition and has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Wellmann now lives and works in Mexico City and New York. Her paintings and photographs have been shown at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2020, solo); MOCO, Montpellier (2019, solo); Istanbul Biennial (2019); MoMA Warsaw (2019); Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); Projet Pangée, Montreal, (2018, solo); Office Baroque, Brussels (2018); Regional Centre for Contemporary Art, Sète (2018); Arsenal Contemporary, New York (2018); Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2018); Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, Dupont Projects Toronto, (2016, solo). Wellmann has upcoming solo exhibitions at Company Gallery, New York (solo), MAC Belfast (solo) and in Shanghai.
In recent works, Wellmann has explored figuration, internal spaces, heteronormativity, female sexuality and queerness. She has executed paintings in which surreal, amorphous figures with porcelain-like surfaces emerge from dark spaces. She is considered an important Canadian emerging artist on the world art stage.