Amy Wiggin

Artist and Illustrator Amy Wiggin (b.1984, Reading) lives and works in North London. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2014, she has worked as an editorial and commercial illustrator and artist for a range of clients including Vogue International, Show Media London and The Grove Hotel. Since 2020, she has taken the step to focus on her personal art practice and has since exhibited regularly in London, most recently at Art School's Inaugural Exhibition, alongside David Horgan, The Right Kind of Man, at Liquid Gold Studios, London. She has also exhibited with The Koppel Project Bond Street, The Other Art Fair, Hollywood Road Gallery, The Fitzrovia Gallery and with Tart Gallery at the House of St. Barnabas. She was recently awarded the Southcombe Barn Annual Women’s Residency Award, Dartmoor.

Taking the theme of the female experience as the centre of her practice, Wiggin’s work often illustrates highly personal stories from her own life and those close to her. She uses raw fine art printmaking techniques including monotypes and lithography to create sexually charged, erotic, romantic and often comedic scenes. Her work questions sexuality, gender boundaries and what it is to be ‘feminine’ in our ever-changing world, revealing a personal as well as a wider political inquiry. Wiggin read English Literature and Art History at Leeds University, followed by a Foundation in Art (specialising in Textiles) at The London College of Fashion both of which have heavily influenced her work. Text and language interplay with figures and pattern in the creation and aesthetic of her creations.

Photograph by Jimmy Donelan