Amber Stokie is an accomplished visual artist based in Geelong, Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Drawing) from the University of Ballarat, and recently completed her Master of Fine Art with Distinction at RMIT University in Melbourne. Since 2009, Stokie has been actively participating in both solo and group exhibitions, showcasing her innovative painting techniques.
In addition to her exhibitions, Stokie has also curated regular exhibitions at Artasis Gallery (ARI) in Richmond from 2006 to 2009. Her talent and creativity have led to many private and corporate commissions, and she has also performed live painting at renowned venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria and Chapter House in Melbourne.
Stokie’s dedication to her craft has earned her multiple grants from Council and RMIT University. She has been recognized as a finalist in the Williamstown, Stanthorpe, and Blacktown prizes, and has won the “People’s Choice” award at the AGENDO Emerging Art Award. In 2016, Stokie was awarded the ADFAS Young Artist Award for her work in her RMIT MFA degree.
As a triplet, Stokie draws inspiration from her unique life experiences and her interest in human collective experience and emotion. Her works often reflect her personal identity struggles and her desire for individuation, while also exploring the complexity of life in general. Stokie’s paintings are characterised by gestural marks that interact, collide, combine, pull apart, and unite, using both hands and multiple brushes simultaneously. Her works seamlessly transition between abstract expressionism and figuration, showcasing her versatility and artistic vision. In 2019, Stokie was commissioned to perform a key work “Are You An Artist Too” from her Masters studies at the Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne, further solidifying her status as a rising star in the Australian art scene.