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Amy Sallenbach is a multi-disciplinary artist who has purposefully left the constraints of gravity behind, one way or another, via the arts and aviation. Born in Calgary, raised in southern Alberta, she graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2001, narrowly escaping attending her own final graduating jury critique by going into labor immediately after installing it. This timely birth earned her the honorable distinction of 2nd best excuse to get out of your final crit (1st place went to contracting necrotizing fasciitis in case you're wondering). Her work focuses on integrating a sense of connection with the spirit of invention, fate, mental health and the human condition. She has exhibited throughout Western Canada and in private collections coast to coast. Currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta she continues to have excellent timing.

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Curriculum Vitae  

Upcoming Exhibitions 

2022 Tethered to Infinity, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC (Solo) 

2022 Tethered to Infinity, The Langham Gallery, Kaslo, BC (Solo) 

Solo Exhibitions  

2021 Tethered to Infinity, Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, Frank, AB

2019 Tethered to Infinity, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, AB,  

2019 Orbit, Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer, AB 

2018 Orbit/ Atomo, Spazio Performativo Gallery, Edmonton, AB 

Select Group Exhibitions 

022 Seidr, Deep Freeze Festival, Edmonton, AB

2021 Salvage, Lowlands Art Space, Edmonton, AB 

2019 Our Many Paths, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB  

2019 Innate Worlds, Caetani Centre Art Gallery, Vernon, BC  

2018 In/Visible, with Gerry Morita, Terrance Houle, and Cobra Collins, Tree Frog Studios, Edmonton, AB 

2018 Façonner, Alberta Legislative Assembly, Edmonton, AB  

2017 Materialize, Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB 

2016 What's Left Unsaid, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB 

2011 Orbit, Fava Film and Video Arts, Exhibition Suite, Edmonton, AB  

2010 Orbit, NextFest Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB 

2009 21˚ and Rising, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB 

2009 Notebook Magazine Issue 9 Exhibit, The Artery, Edmonton, AB   

2008 The Look of Love, The Landing Pad, Edmonton, AB 

2004 Utopia Stations/ Protovision/ Orbit, Lisa Brawn curator, Sugar Estate Salon and Museum of Oddities, Calgary, AB 

2003 ArtPark, 421 Meredith, Calgary, AB 

1998 Works from ACAD, Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, Frank, AB 


2001 Alberta University of the Arts, BFA Fibre, Calgary, AB 

Professional Experience  

2019 Artist in Residence, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC 

2018 Tony Onley Artists Project, Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC 

2016 & 2018 Wild Oats and Notes, Dream Light, Installation, Tofield, AB 

2011 Art Instructor, Smeltzer House, Sherwood park, AB  

2009 Artistic Director, “What’s it Like to be a Victim” Youth Exhibit Edmonton Restorative Justice Network, Edmonton, AB  

2004-2006 Artistic Director, GEARS Project, Edmonton, AB  

2002-2004 Owner/ Instructor, WiseWood Community Arts Studio and Gallery, Carstairs, AB  

2003 Art Instructor, Carstairs Art Summer School, Carstairs, AB  

2000 Assistant Coordinator, East Calgary Youth Arts Program, Calgary, AB  

1999 Assistant Coordinator, Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB 


2016 Transitions, Quickfire Grill, Edmonton, AB 

2016 With the Wind, South Country Fair Association, Fort Macleod AB 

2008 Aphelion, HIV Network of Edmonton Legacy Project, Edmonton, AB 


2018 Tony Onley Artist Project Bursary

Publications and Video 

Weber, Mark “Spruce Grove artist’s compelling works featured in exhibit”, Red Deer Express Feb 28, 2019 

Hoyles, Sarah. “It’s not The End” StarMetro Edmonton Nov 14, 2017 

Folkman, Tim. “Orbs” Video 2011 

Teeuwsen, Steven. “Interview with Amy Sallenbach” Notebook Magazine, Issue 9, 2009  

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