A dried apple, cut in the form of an apple, in earthy tones, with a stem and dried leaf.

Amanda Schoppel


2006    MFA. University of California, Davis, USA.

2005    Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA.

1998    BFA. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada.

1997    Chelsea College of Art, London, England. Exchange program.

1994    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Biology Program.

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2010    NSCAD University, Collapse, Halifax, NS, Canada (two person)

2009    TNG; +15 Window Series, Three Holes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (solo).

2007    Art Gallery of Calgary, PINK; Growth, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Curated by Alexandra Keim.  (solo)

Mass Gallery, Systems of Growth and Decay, Austin, Texas, USA. (two)

2004    Justina M.Barnicke Gallery, Miss, University of Toronto, Hart House Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (solo)

2003    Truck Gallery, Systems, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (two person)

1999    Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Corporeal, Halifax, N.S. (solo)

1998    eyelevelgallery, Untitled, Halifax, N.S., Canada. (two person)   

    Anna Leonowens Gallery, Exhibition; Graduating show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., Canada. (solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    Dorsky Gallery, Distance; Works on Paper by Skowhegan Alumni. Curated by Betsy Alwin and Steve Locke. NYC, USA.

2014    First Canadian Place Gallery, ART BANK: Exposé, Toronto, Canada.

2013    Propeller Center for the Visual Arts, Play!, Toronto, Canada.

2011    John B.Aird Gallery, Drawing 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Fabricate, Meredith Keith Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 

2009    List… Gallery, Touch Point, Toronto, Canada. (three person exhibition).

2006    Rideau Hall, Dialogues: the changing face of contemporary Canadian art, Ottawa, Canada.

Arts Benicia, Cream; from the top, Benicia, California, USA.

The Nelson Gallery, Out the Door; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Davis, California, USA.

University of Hawaii Art Gallery, The 9th International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,  Hawaii, USA. 

2005    Southern Exposure, Mayhem, San Francisco, California, USA.

The Pence Gallery, We’re not famous (yet), Davis, California, USA.

    John Natsoulas Gallery, Western Biennial of Art; FC MAUD, Davis, USA.

2004    b.sakata garo, Art Bowl IV, Sacramento, California, USA.

The New Gallery, Signature Appearances  (three person exhibition), Calgary,  Alberta, Canada.

    Mary E. Black Gallery, Metier, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2003    National Arts Centre Mezzanine, Atlantic Art on the Mezzanine; Atlantic Scene, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2002     Struts Gallery, Mail Art, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.The Globe, The Reddish Show, Roswell, New Mexico, USA.

2001      Galerie Montcalm of the Maison du Citoyen, IV Jeux de la Francophonie; *I represented Canada in the sculpture component*, Hull, Quebec, Canada.

1999    Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Autumn Gold, Halifax, N.S., Canada.

    Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Warrant, Halifax, N.S., Canada.

    Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Lunch Money, Halifax, N.S.

‘98–‘ 99  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, AGNS Yarmouth. Far & Wide, 3rd Biennial Exhibition, Nova Scotia.

1997    Chelsea College of Art, Wall Drawing, London, England.

Riverside Studios, Contemporary Showcases – Borough Open Exhibition, London, England.

Awards & Honours

2019    Mid-Career Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council.

2011    Mid-Career Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2010    Mid-Career Project Grant. Ontario Arts Council.

2009    ART342, Artists Residency. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.2009 

2008    I-Park, Artists Residency. Connecticut, USA.

2007    Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2006    Taliesin West; Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Artist Residency. Arizona, USA.

2005    Matching School Fellowship (Skowhegan & UCD) 

    Matching Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (UCD, university wide)

Block Grant, University of California, Davis.

2004    Professional Development Grant, Department of Tourism and Culture, N.S.

Matching Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (UCD, university wide)

    Block Grant, University of California, Davis.

2002    Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.       

2001    Presentation Grant, Nova Scotia Arts Council, Canada.

1999    Quest Program, Canada Council for the Arts.

1997    David Lanier “Big Hat No Cattle” Sculpture prize, NSCAD, Canada.

William Donald Peters Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD, Canada.

Public Collections

Bank of Montreal. Corporate collection, Toronto.

Canada Council Art Bank. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Nova Scotia Art Bank. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Target Corporation. Minneapolis, MN, USA.


  • AceArt Gallery. Paper Wait. (Image publication), December 2015.
  • Lorrie Miller. Room; Labours, 35.4, Image publication p. 61-62. 2012.
  • Ecopoiesis: Imagining the Earth. Poiesis; A Journal of the Arts & Communication, Volume 11, 2009.
  • Tousley, Nancy, Exhibit’s in the Pink, Calgary Herald, June 10, 2007.
  • Clarkson, Adrienne, Art at Work; Canada Council Art Bank, editor: Victoria Henry,  2007, Forward; p.9.