Amy Crosby has been feeling big things for over twenty years and one day decided to put it down on paper — one of her brighter ideas. Originally from Ontario, now practicing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Crosby’s debut exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Fettles, began a body of work rich in delicate form and contemplative prose. Her practice merges illustration and printmaking techniques such as trace monotype and pochoir. Often present is a kind of poking-fun (at herself, at others, at the contemporary world) that keeps her humble in her practice and somewhat sane otherwise.
Crosby graduated from NSCAD University in 2022 with a BFA and minor in drawing, alongside the Governor General’s Medal, Valedictorian, Student Art Award in drawing, and a BMO 1st! Nomination. Her illustrations appear in stores, on lampposts, vehicles, and in festivals across Eastern Canada.