Amber Moir Studio Practice

Working exclusively with watercolour monotypes, Amber Moir’s unconventional approach to printmaking explores and reconstitutes the limitations of traditional monotype techniques. Moir's large works are the result of the physical and unpredictable process of printing with a manual pitch roller. She says of her method: “The challenges within my process create space for the works to acquire greater meaning and be more successful than if it were predictable and easily controlled”. Original paintings are impressed onto calico, creating a confluence of painting and print. Gashes, strips of folded fabric and uneven printed surfaces serve as visual cues of the presence of Moir’s body in her process.  Moir graduated from Stellenbosch University with a degree in Fine Arts in 2014. She returned in 2017 from two years of working and living on Kyushu Island, Japan and currently works from a shared artists’ studio in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, South Africa.

Solo Exhibitions 

2021 - Composition by Field, Salon 91, Cape Town

2020 - Along the Line, Salon 91, Cape Town

2019 - In Praise of Shadows, Salon 91, Cape Town

Group Exhibitions

2021 - Falling Awake, The Fourth, Cape Town

2021 - To Whom It May Concern, Salon91, Cape Town

2020 - Peep Show, Online

2020 - Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg

2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon 91, Cape Town

2020 - Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town

2019 - Wildflowers, Salon 91, Cape Town

2019 - Spier Light Art Festival (as part of Auckland Studios), Stellenbosch

2019 - NEXT , Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney

2019 - Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town

2018 - Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg

2018 - Endless, Salon 91, Cape Town

2018 - Proof, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town

2017 - SS17, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

2015 - Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg

2015 - Hinterlands, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch

2015 - Domestic Odyssey, AVA Gallery, Cape Town