Amy Couling is a New Zealand-Japanese visual artist from Ōtautahi Christchurch. She grew up as a bilingual, 'bicultural kid' of Japan and Aotearoa New Zealand and she draws daily inspiration from her heritage.
Amy graduated with a degree in Japanese Language and Culture which included studying in Japan on scholarship. She also lived abroad in Europe for a few years before returning to Ōtautahi Christchurch to complete a degree in Applied Visual Art.
Amy strives to intertwine Western and Eastern themes into her work to promote diversity and mutual understanding between people of different cultures.
Amy's art practice ranges from ceramics, illustration, painting, printmaking, public art and sculpture.
Photos: Federico Corradi