the work I hope to create
Making art is an act of hope.
Everyday, I try to be a conscious observer of my world, and approach this task with curiosity and wonder. Through a process of distillation, ideas or materials intrinsically take on new meaning, so that the things I make appear to be both foreign and familiar. A shift in aesthetic value, offers a shift in perspective, a slightly askew view that relates to our everyday.
Artist Bio / CV
Amanda was born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and currently resides Toronto. She studied marine biology at Dalhousie University for a year before enrolling at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1995. In 1997, Schoppel participated in an exchange program at the Chelsea College of Art in London, England. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998, and an MFA degree at the University of California, Davis in 2006. She has taken part in several exhibitions held throughout Canada, England, and the United States. During the summer of 2001, Amanda represented Canada, in the sculpture competition, at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie. In 2005 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, USA., and in 2006 participated in the residency program at Taliesin West; The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The National and Provincial Art Collections of Canada have collected numerous works by Schoppel.