Amelia Crouch is a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme.

She works with media including text, moving image, print and installation. Her artwork is underpinned by an interest in the relational and mutable nature of meaning. Outcomes range from simple acts of wordplay - such as semiotically inspired text animations or artists' books - to more elaborate, performative videos. In the latter she explores bodily or spatial codes of behaviour, such as shaking hands or walking in the landscape. Here the contingencies of meaning and interpretation are used to question self or social identity as constructs which hold different significance at different historical moments or in different contexts.

Amelia holds an MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University, a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds and a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Sciences from The Open University. Recent commissions and exhibitions include; The Tetley, Leeds (2016); Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2016), Coventry Artspace (2016) and Pavilion, Leeds (2015).

Before entering teaching she pursued roles as a project manager and arts administrator for organisations including The Northern Art Prize, Project Space Leeds and Light Night, Leeds. She co-founded Leeds Art Walk and has worked as part of the artist-led group Black Dogs, giving her a range of experience spanning the artist-led, civic galleries and public realm contexts. Additionally she is a contributor to a-n magazine and works as an Arts Council assessor.

Articles

Crouch, A. (2019) ‘Call it what you like’, Corridor [online], 21 November 2019.

Crouch, A. (2019) ‘Ericka Beckman & Marianna Simnett at FACT Review”, Burlington Contemporary [online], 16 April 2019.

Crouch, A. (2019) ‘Kannan Arunasalam: The Tent Review’, Corridor 8 [online], 3 April 2019.

Crouch, A. (2019) ‘Re-collections: Susan Hiller, Elizabeth Price, Georgina Staff’, Corridor 8 [online], 25 March 2019.

Crouch, A. (2017) ‘Latent Voices: How public art of the past can speak in the present’, Corridor 8 [online], 14 February 2017.

Crouch, A. (2016) ‘Reflexive Modernity – The Work of Chris Paul Daniels’, The Double Negative [online], 1 January 2016.

Crouch, A. (2015) ‘’Public’ Art on Campus: strategy and reality in UK universities’, a-n [online], 17 June 2015.

Crouch, A. (2015) ‘Lucy Beech: Me and Mine Review’, The Double Negative. 15 June 2015.

Book Section

Crouch, A. and Cooper, D. (2019) The cul-de-sac in the forest: the supermodernity of Center Parcs. In: Practising place: creative and critical reflections on place. Arts Editions North.

Exhibitions

The Scientific Method. (2016) The Tetley, Leeds. 22 October 2016 – 15 January 2017.

The Follies of Youth. (2015) The Calder, The Hepworth, Wakefield. 2 April – 31 May 2015.

Launchpad: Amelia Crouch. (2016) Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. 29 July – 7 August 2016.

Conferences, Talks & Presentations

Crouch, A. ‘In Uncertain Words’, Complexities Appeals and Paradoxes of Language. London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Birkbeck University. 17 November 2018.

Other

Crouch, A. (2017) Spectral Evidence. Video.

Crouch, A. (2017) Simple Tools Make the Task Easier. Artist’s Book.

Crouch, A. (2015) Nor stamp hard on the ground neither. Video.

Crouch, A. (2015) Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody. Video.

Crouch, A. (2014) A Parlay. Artist’s Book.