Artist Bio

Amanda Burk is an emerging artist from Ontario whose practice is situated in drawing. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 2003 and her Honours BA Fine Arts Specialization from the University of Waterloo, 2001.


Artist CV

Education

2003Masters of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2001Honours BA Fine Arts Studio Specialization, English Minor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

Selected Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

2017Stories of Contentment and Other Fables, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay
2013Duals, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
2013Full Circle, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan
2011State of Transformation, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, Montreal
2010Dual, bookhou, Toronto
2010solo show, Graphite Galleries, New Orleans
2009Coalesce, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan
2007Thresholds, Spadina Museum, Toronto
2007Dusk, B, Toronto
2007Reflection, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
2006Release, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan
2006Symmetries, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener
2003inthatwhichisinbetween, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax
2001Lost Transmission, ArtBar, Kitchener

Group Exhibitions

2015North of the 45th, Gallery 101, Ottawa
2013Animals in the Wild, Alex Dufresne Art Gallery, Callander
2012Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, Event Deck, Los Angeles
2011Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: Best of 2010, FCP Gallery, Toronto
2010Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival, Explorer's Point, Mattawa
2009Collection of Small Format and Works on Paper, Torres-Porcelli Art Contemporain, Montreal
2009paper chase, apertura, Toronto
2009NEXT 2009 :: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago
2008Gifted, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan
2008Une partie de 7, Galerie d'art St-Ambroise, Montreal
2008The Drawing Show, Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John
2008Drawing On, *new* gallery, Toronto
2007Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto
2007The Drawing Show, arthouse, Calgary
2006Equilibrium, Hang Man Gallery, Toronto
2006Brave New World, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2006Brave New World, Diaspora Vibe, Miami
2006The Shelf Project, C1 Gallery, Toronto
2006Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto
2005drifts, The Centre for the Arts, Sean OSullivan Gallery, Brock University, St. Catharines
2003Six from Halifax, Ciparis/Lennox Gallery, Toronto

Juried Exhibitions

201535th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL
2014The North Now, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay
2014Drawing 2014, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2012Grimsby Public Art Gallery 2012 Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2012AGH Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2012The Artist Project Toronto, Exhibition Place, Toronto
2012Drawing 2012, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2011Drawing 2011, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2010Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2010Drawing on Washi: The Presence of the Void, The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto
2010Art of Resistance, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
2010Drawing 2010, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2009Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2009Drawing 2009, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2008Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2008MADE (Modern Art Design Exhibit), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2008Draw In Exhibition, 00130Gallery, Helsinki
2008Drawing 2008, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2007Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2005Sublimation, Hang Man Gallery, Toronto
2005The Drawing Show, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto
2004Homecoming, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
2004Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
2003Cambridge Galleries Annual Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge
2002Drawing Marathon, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2001Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Collections

Cobra to Contemporary (Netherlands)
City of Toronto

Residencies

2007Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence, Spadina Museum, Toronto

Awards and Grants

2016Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2015'Honourable Mention', The 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, multiple gallery venues, Peoria
2015Emerging Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014'Third Prize', Drawing 2014, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2012Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2012Northern Arts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2012'Second Place', 2012 Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2012'Second Prize', Drawing 2012, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2011Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2011'Honourable Mention', Drawing 2011, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2010'Drawing Honourable Mention', Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2010'Best in Show', Art of Resistance, North Bay
2005Harpweaver Prize for Visual Art, Brock University
2005'Best in Show', Hang Man Gallery, Toronto
2001 - 2003MFA Fellowship, NSCAD University
2000Lynn Holmes Memorial Award, University of Waterloo
1999Auggie Corvino Memorial Award, University of Waterloo

Juries

2013'Art Impact' Juried Art Show, Artists on Elgin, Sudbury
2012Annual Juried Exhibition, Burlington Art Association, Burlington
2010Community and Multidisciplinary Arts Organizations, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto
2009First National Juried Drawing Exhibition, White Water Gallery, North Bay

Artist Lectures

2009Artist Talk, University of Calgary, Calgary
2006Artist Talk, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami
2006Artist Talk, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Bibliography

*Upcoming* Exhibition Catalogue, Stories of Contentment and Other Fables, Thunder Bay Art Gallery
*Upcoming* 'Full Circle (unrest)', International Drawing Annual 11 (INDA 11), Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Manifest Press, Jason Franz, 2017.
'Hushed Renewal', Behind the moon… Behind the rain…, Pocketful Illustration Magazine, Issue 11. Selin Yurdakul, 2015.
'Dual (Wooten and Miller)', Series 2, Collective Arts Brewing, Burlington, 2014.
'Dual (Meadow Star)', The New Collectors Book, Second Edition, 2013. Basak Malone LLC, New York, 2012.
Turner, Elisa. Critics Pick/ 'Brave New World', published by the Miami Herald 2006-09-23
MacDonald, Joanne. Burks drawings explore release of energy through gesture. Niagara This Week 2006-09-15
Hollick, Laura. Seeing the Unseen. Pulse Niagara 2006-09-14
Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Aldous Huxley, Meet George W. Diaspora Vibe takes a dystopic look at post-9/11 America, published by Miami New Times 2006-09-07
Harpweaver (cover image), volume 13, 2005, Brock Universitys Magazine of Literature and the Arts, ed. Caroline Whitfield.
Sirove, Taryn., Cranston, Marla. "Emerging Artists." 5163: The Magazine of NSCAD University. Winter 2003
SoTA, Issue 1. April, 2003, NSCAD University publication, dir. Derek Liddington

Publications/Written Texts

Catalogue essay for White Water Gallery, North Bay, "The National Juried Drawing Exhibition 2009", 2010
Catalogue essay for *new* gallery, Toronto, "Dorie Millerson: Attachments," June 2005

Teaching Experience

2009 -Associate Professor, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario
2008Sessional Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario
2007 - 2009Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
2004 - 2007Visiting Artist, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
2002 - 2004Sessional Instructor, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For more information or a full CV, send e-mail to info@amandaburk.com.