University of Windsor, Master of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude

York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, Magna Cum Laude

York University, Bachelor of Education Degree, Magna Cum Laude

OCAD, Interdisciplinary Studies


EXHIBITIONS *(denotes solo show)   


Winter Garden Project, Details forthcoming, New York


Paris Photo, in camera Galerie, Paris, France

Elles x Paris Photo, a tribute to women photographers by the curator Fannie Escoulen

Civic Museum of Pallazzo de Penna, Stardust, Perugia Social Photo Festival, Perugia, Italy

Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, A Survey of New Photography, Hunter, New York


Panopticon Gallery, At Sea, Boston, MA

Panopticon Gallery, Alchemists with artist Diana H. Bloomfield Boston, MA

Abbey De Silvacane, Récits Photographique, La Roque D’Athéron, Provence, France.*


Museo Municipal, Memory Lab of Happiness, Ourense, Spain

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre Gallery, Eternal Light, Toronto, ON *   

Space, Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, MA   

Mosteiro de Tibães, Memory Lab of Happiness, Encontros Da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

Vintage Photo Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland*

GETXOPhoto Festival, Denbora/Time, Bilboa/Getxo, Spain  

DongGang Museum of Photography, Heaven on Earth, South Korea

FotoFestiwal Lodz, Poland

Chronologues, Museum London, ON

Rodman Hall, Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life, curated by Marcie Bronson, Catharines, ON*

Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN, USA*

Center for Arts & Art History, Black, White & Read, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, USA



Guatephoto Festival, Seeing Connections, curated by Rebecca Senf Antigua, Guatemala

Cannon Gallery of Art, Black, White & Read, Western Oregon University, OR, USA

Medium Festival of Photography, Low Gallery, Size Matters, San Diego, USA

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

DOT AIR Festival, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, NY (Projection)

Foley Gallery, The Curator, New York, NY

Metamatic:taf, Athens Photography Festival, ReFrame Memory: Frames and Framing, Athens, Greece

Galerie Rivière Faiveley, IDENTITÉ(S), Paris, France

555 Gallery, Under Astral Skies, Boston, MA, USA*

Onassis Cultural Center, Strange Cities, Athens, Greece

University of Tennessee, Concourse Gallery, Knoxville, TN*



Stephen Romano Gallery, Cornu Copiae, Brooklyn, New York

Andrews Gallery, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Stephen Romano Gallery, In Missa Interfectionis. Brooklyn, New York

Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Image Constructed :: Constructed Image, East Carolina University Greenville, NC

Photoville, Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia, Curated by Alison Zavos, Jenna Garrett & Amanda Gorence. Brooklyn, N.Y.

David Weinberg Photography, This May have Happened, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL

Castell Photography Gallery, Merge, Asheville, NC

Griffith Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Candela Gallery, Unbound, Richmond, VA

Santandar Photography Festival, Spain, (Projections)

How One Thing Leads to Another, Critical Mass, curated by Jessica Johnston of the George Eastman House, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA & Houston Center for Photography, TX



Galerie Rivière Faiveley, Paris, France*

Photo-OP, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

Traces, Lake Country Art Gallery, BC

Into the Void, Toronto Image Works, Toronto, ON



(Dés)Assemblages, Chip Chop Galerie, Mois De La Photo Paris (OFF), Paris, France*

             Exposed, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Oshawa, ON

             Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

             Change of Pace, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Juried by David Bram, MI, U.S.A

Dare alla Luce, Sean O’Sullivan Gallery, St. Catharines, ON *

Photo-OP 2012, CONTACT Photography Festival, John B. Aird Gallery, 1st place, Toronto, ON



Conjure the Ghost, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB

Here Nor There, SB Contemporary, Windsor, ON

Still Time, ACWR Gallery, Windsor, ON *



Firmament, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Ross Creek, NS *

Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

Psychic Space, two-person exhibition, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Certainty, IX Gallery, two-person exhibition, Toronto, ON

Transpierce, Sean O’Sullivan Gallery, St. Catharines, ON *



Agua de Noche, Galerie Joel Jover, Camaguey, Cuba *

Soon This Space Will Be Too Small, Riley Hall of Art, University of Notre Dame, U.S.A.*

Walls, Peak Gallery, Toronto, ON *

Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON   

FiveFold, MFA Exhibition Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Eyelevel Re-shelving Exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS


Grants, Awards And Residencies

St. Catharines Established Artist Award Nominee, 2015 

Regan Peacock Fung, Memorial Art Fund Grant, 2015 

Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Windsor Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artist Grant, Visual Arts, 2012

Banff Artist in Residence - Banff, Alberta, 2011

Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, 2008

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Windsor, 2006, 2007

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Masters Recipient, 2007

Dean’s Award for Excellence, York University, 2005

Nalini and Tim Stewart Photography Award, York University, 2005

Michael Plexman Award for creative innovation, York University, 2004    

Millennium Excellence Award, Awards Secretariat Canada for community involvement, creative

pursuits and academic achievement, 2003


Artist Talks and Juries

 2016    Ryerson University, Converge Lecture Series, Toronto, ON  

2014    Society for Photographic Education, Featured Speaker, NC, USA  

2014    Integrating the Arts Conference, Workshop Presenter, Brock University, ON

2014    University of South Carolina, Department of Fine Arts, SC, USA

2013    Rodman Hall, On Joy Walker’s Exhibition, Fade to Black, ON

2013    East Carolina University, NC, USA

2013    Juror, RENEW, NAC, St. Catharines, ON

2013    In the Works, Public Lecture, NAC, St. Catharines, ON

2012    Art Gallery of Windsor, Made in America Talk and Tour, ON

2010    York University, Artist Talk, Toronto, ON

2009    Burlington Arts Center, Artist Talk, Burlington, ON



Gup Magazine. Mixing it up. Issue 48. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016.

Musée Magazine. No. 13 Women. New York, USA, 2015. 

Friend, Amy. Dare alla Luce, Photolucida Publishing. 2015.

PDN, The Best Images of the Year.  June, 2015.

Jamie, Allen. Our faith in horses. Oxford American. Issue 88, Spring 2015.

Mooallem, Jon. Death, redesigned. California Sunday Magazine, April, 2015.

Taubes Isabelle. Ils Explorant Leurs Vies Antérieures. Psychologies Magazine, December, 2014.

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William and Mary. 2014.

Diffusion: The Matter of Light. One Twelve Publishing. Vol 6. 2014.

Yutibun, Naomi. Dichan Magazine. Issue 902. September, 2014. 

Contemporary Portraits, Index Book. Barcelona, 2014.

&Magazine, Supernatural, (Israel) 2014.

Krysa, Danielle. Creative Block, Chronicle Books, 2014.

Carolina Quarterly. Vol. 63.2 Fall 2013. Editor, Hotham, Matthew.

Brown, Kimberley. Grand Gestures. Canadian House and Home, December, 2013.

Leroux, Catherine. Le Mur Mitoyen. Cover Art. Quebec: Editions Alto, 2013.

Room: Canada’s Oldest Literary Journal by and about Women. Mythologies of Loss. Vol 36.1. 2013.

N2 Veintitres – Cruces. (Spain). March 2013.

Virginie, Martocq. Room to Grow, Chatelaine, March 2013.

Cameron, Dave. Fade to Light, Walrus Magazine, November, 2012.

Existere, Journal of Arts and Literature. Vol. 31 (2) 2012. Editor, Palwasha Kakar.

Lens Magazine (China), April 2012.

enRoute, Air Canada Magazine. September 2009.

Show your Ontario: Seasons of Discovery. Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, 2009.

Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, on Art, Literature and Place: An Ecopoetics Reader. Vol. 13 (2) 2008. Editor, Dunlop, Rishma.

Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers 2008, Magenta Publishing. 2008.

Water, The Windsor Review, International Journal of Life, Literature and the Arts,  Vol. 39.2. 2007.  Published by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Windsor, Windsor, On. Pg. 45, 62-66, 118.   ISSN 25274-86051


Online Publications

Pollack, Kira. Time Picks the Top Magazine Covers of 2015. December 8, 2015.

Reznik, Eugene. How Amy Friend shot her California Magazine Cover on Death, Redesigned.  April 17, 2015.

Ruddick-Sunstein. Feature shoot. Vintage photographs with small dots of light give off an enchanting ghostly glow. July 16, 2014.

Azouz, Erin. Photographer’s Showcase, Amy Friend’s Dare alla Luce. Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Frresh Visual Arts Magazine, Issue 13, 2014.

Aparté. numéro 1. Editor, Tanguay, Antoine. 2014.

Saonari, Marika. ArtNoise. Dare alla Luce. Le rivisitazioni luminose di Amy Friend. January 20, 2014.

Phases Mag. Dare alla Luce. 

My Modern Met. 12 Most Fascinating Visual Stories in 2013. November 12, 2013.

Smithson, Aline. Lenscratch. Amy Friend: Dare alla Luce. April 30, 2013.

Lancia. Dare alla Luce: Amy Friend’s Object Photographs. April 11, 2013.

Phaidon, Amy Friend’s Celestial Interventions. February 13, 2013.

Colberg,Joerg. Conscientious. Contemporary Photographers. February 12, 2013.

Benn, Molly. Mois Off 2012 Galerie Chip Chop. Le Journal De La Photographie. 2012.

Kauschinger, Ashley. Light Leaked. Amy Friend. December 3, 2012.

Lomography. Magical Hole-y Photos by Amy Friend. September 17, 2012.


Press and Reviews

Gazzola, Bart. “Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life.” CFBU Niagara Voices and Views. St. Catharines, ON, February 24, 2016.

Sebben, Laura. “Two Art Installations to open at Rodman Hall this week.” The Brock Press, St Catharines, Ontario, January 26, 2016.

Carr, Celia. “Brock Instructor sheds light on old photographs in New York Photography Exhibition”, The Brock Press, St Catharines, Ontario, September 10, 2014.

Zandbergen, Rebecca. Interview. “In Memory”, CBC Radio West. July 15, 2013.

Artists trace path to Lake Country”, Vernon Morning Star, Vernon, British Columbia, May 31, 2013.

Dirisio, Micheal. “Remember Me Always: The Photographic Works of Amy Friend”, The Brock Press, St Catharines, Ontario, March 9, 2010.

Bennett, Mark. “Picture This”, TVCogecoOntario, January 25, 2011

Parr, Stephen. Juried Exhibition, TVCogecoOntario, July 28, 2010

Hargreaves, Stephen. “Open Your Eyes: Four Opening receptions in One Evening”, WAMM, Windsor, Ontario, April 2008.

Hale-Hodgson Colleen. “Curating art on campus is a labour of love for York professor”, Excalibur, Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2007. 

Pennington, Roberta. “For the Muse a Marathon”, Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario, October 22, 2007.



Onassis Center, Athens, Greece

City of St. Catharines, ON, Canada       

Candela Collection, USA

York University, Toronto, ON

McLaughlin College, York University, ON

W Hotel, USA

Edgewater Hotel, WI, USA

Private Collections


Current Affiliations

Canadian Artists Representation Collective

Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective

Society for Photographic Education

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Niagara Artist Centre (NAC)

Rodman Hall Member

Gallery 44 Member