Michael Amery was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1984. Amery completed a BA in Applied Design at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in 2007. He then worked as graphic designer in Cape Town, moving from a full-time to a part-time position as his art has gained more interest. He now works exclusively on his art. Amery has participated in a number of group exhibitions, and had his first solo show titled Trees by Man at David Krut Projects in April 2016, which sold out immediately. Amery works in a variety of mediums, including; charcoal, ink, oil, acrylic, lino cuts and sculpture.
2021 "Van Riebeeck's Hedge", 131A Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2019 "Fat of the Land", Glen Carlou Gallery, Paarl, South Africa
2016 ‘Trees by Man’, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2022 'Utopia', 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2021 'Winter Group Show', 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2020 'Elixir', 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2020 'Home Is Where The Art Is' Zeitz Mocaa, Cape Town
2020 'Free to Go', 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2020 March Group Exhibition, 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2020 Feb Group Exhibition, 131a Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
2019 'Self', Glen Carlou Gallery, Paarl, South Africa
2019 ' Regarding Winter' Salon91, Cape Town, South Africa
2019 'Territory', Glen Carlou Gallery, Paarl, South Africa
2016 Bennet Contemporary Annual Art Fair
2015 ‘The Benediction of Shade II: Joburg City of Trees’, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015 ‘That Art Fair’, Cape Town, South Africa
2014 ‘Do Nothing’, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
Cur8, August 27, 2021
, - "Pierneef, an evergreen artist at auction, shakes off his fusty reputation" written by Sean O’Toole
Art Times, June/July Edition 2021, pages 122 & 123 - Double page spread artwork feature,
Modern Living, Summer Edition 2020/2021, page 16 - "Brett Bellairs, Co-owner , 131 A Gallery"
Art Times, September Edition 2020 - Contents page
Cape Etc magazine, Issue 3 2019, page 25 - "What's Happening at Glen Carlou?"
Business Day, 15 Jan 2015, page 5 - "Seeing the trees and not the wood in Joburg’s mining legacy"
"Discovering Drawing", 3rd edition by Sallye Mahan Cox
DSTV Channel 144, December, 2021
- Nataniël - "Terwyl Ek Wag" - Interview and showcase