Amy Friend grew up on the outskirts of Windsor, Ontario, where the Detroit River meets Lake St. Clair. She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design before embarking on intermittent travels throughout Europe, Morocco, Cuba, and the United States. Amy later resumed her studies and received a BFA Honours degree and B.Ed degree from York University, as well as an MFA from the University of Windsor.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Creative Block, EnRoute Magazine, LENS magazine (China), The Walrus, and & Magazine (Israel). She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the Ontario Arts Council. In 2013, she was selected as one of the top 50 photographers in the Critical Mass Photo Competition.
Amy’s work has most recently been exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Rivière/Faiveley and in San Francisco at the Cordon/Potts Gallery.