Amelia Earhart

is an illustrator, animator, and hand poke tattoo artist

b. 1996, Irosin, Sorsogon, Philippines
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC

 

Amelia applies a straight ahead approach to her work, beginning at a single point on a sheet of paper, she illustrates melting - both from heat and lack of stability. Amelia attempts to mend her conflicted identity as a White Skinned, Half Filipina, her short animated films are way to approach trauma from a safe and retrospective distance.

 

Gentle lines and characters interact with each other, often resembling her family or herself; alleviating the pressures of having to  plan a piece from start to finish, freely expressing the waves of healing and pain through compromise and spontaneity.

As with illustration, animation, and writing, Amelia practices hand poke tattoo work in a similar light. The pain inflicted onto another is difficult to accept, though this approach to consensual pain is stable, cathartic; hand poke tattooing is tender and slow, still painful. 

 

Amelias’ work is not only a retrieval of pain, but an embracing of it. 

Education
2018         BMA, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Publications, Showcases, Awards

2020

"Pop-Up", The Art Shop

TAS Vancouver

2019

“Naked” Mural

Gam Gallery, Vancouver 

2019

"LEAK", Woo Publication

Emily Carr University of Art & Design


2018

Finalist, LAUNCH Festival of Emerging Artists

SFU Woodward’s

Latest Screenings

2019

Sinigang, Soft Screen Cinema vol. 2

Vancouver, BC

2019

 Sinigang, Cebu International Film Festival

Cebu, Philippines

2019

Sinigang, Factual Animation Film Festival

Ace Hotel, London, Shoreditch

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