2006 University of California, Davis, USA. MFA.
2005 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA.
1998 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada. BFA: major in studio.
1997 Chelsea College of Art, London, England. Exchange program.
1994 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Biology Program.
TESL Canada & Trinity College London (ESL Teacher Training, 2009)
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 person)
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
Dorsky Gallery, Distance; Works on Paper by Skowhegan Alumni. Curated by Betsy Alwin and Steve Locke. NYC, USA.
First Canadian Place Gallery, ART BANK: Exposé, Toronto, Canada.
Propeller Center for the Visual Arts, Play!, Toronto, Canada.
John B.Aird Gallery, Drawing 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Meredith Keith Gallery, Fabricate, Toronto, Canada.
List… Gallery, Touch Point, Toronto, Canada. (three person exhibition).
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.
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii, USA.
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, California.
b.sakata garo, Art Bowl IV, Sacramento, California, USA.
The New Gallery, Signature Appearances (three person exhibition), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Eastern Front Gallery, The Red Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mary E. Black Gallery, Metier, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
National Arts Centre Mezzanine, Atlantic Art on the Mezzanine; AtlanticScene, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Struts Gallery, Mail Art, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
The Globe, The Reddish Show, Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
Galerie Montcalm of the Maison du Citoyen, IV Jeux de la Francophonie; I represented Canada in the sculpture component, Hull, Quebec, Canada.
Stratford Gallery, Arts2000; Royal Canadian Academy Juried Exhibition, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Autumn Gold, Halifax, N.S.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Warrant, Halifax, N.S.
Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Lunch Money, Halifax, N.S.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, AGNS Yarmouth. Far & Wide, 3rd Biennial Exhibition, Nova Scotia.
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Cautious Optimism; Graduation show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
Chelsea College of Art, Wall Drawing, London, England.
Riverside Studios, Contemporary Showcases – Borough Open Exhibition, London, England.
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Wearable Art; fashion show and exhibition, NSCAD, Halifax, N.S, Canada.
Awards & Honours
2019 Mid-Career Project Grant. Ontario Arts Council.
Artscape Daniels Launchpad – 6mo. bursary.
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.
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.
Matching School Fellowship (Skowhegan & UCD)
Matching Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (UCD, university wide)
Block Grant, University of California, Davis.
Professional Development Grant, Department of Tourism and Culture, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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.
David Lanier “Big Hat No Cattle” Sculpture prize, NSCAD, Canada.
William Donald Peters Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD, Canada.
Bank of Montreal. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.
Visiting Artist & Lectures
- Panel Discussion. Art Bank: The Evolution of Contemporary Canadian Art: 4 Decades – 4 Perspectives. First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
- NSCAD University, Residency, Exhibition, Lecture.
- Taliesin West; Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Arizona, USA. Residency and Artist Lecture.
- The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
- Round Table discussion re. Signature Appearances. Curator: Joanne Bristol.
- eyelevelgallery, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
- Artist Presentation, Contested Practices II; A Symposium on Contemporary Curating.
- Galerie Montcalm of the Maison du Citoyen, Hull, Quebec, Canada. Round Table Forum at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie.
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Wax Carving Workshop. Jewelry Department. Carving demonstration and discussion.
’13 – present Custom Design and Wax Carving Jewellery business owner. (Formerly ‘Charmed & Cherished’)
2010 Arts for Social & Environmental Justice Symposium, Visual Arts Presenter, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.
2008 Contract: Amos Pewters Ltd. Design and wax carving. (present)
2006 Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Monster Drawing Rally, Live drawing fundraiser.
’98-‘03 Amos Pewters Ltd. Designer/Model Maker, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Responsible for majority of the new products released by Amos Pewters since the beginning of work term; design, wax caving, prototype finishing, and management of new products though to production.
‘02–‘04 eyelevelgallery, Halifax, NS. Canada. Volunteer: grant writing, gallery sitting, fundraising.
’00– ’02 eyelevelgallery, Halifax, NS. Canada. Board of Directors – executive board member.
1998 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Student Assistant to visiting artist: June Leaf.
’97–‘98 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halfiax, Canada. Metal Shop Technician.
- Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio UCD.
- Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Sculpture, Art Studio UCD.
- Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio UCD.
- Teaching Assistant for Ann Saveageau. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio, UCD.
- Teaching Assistant for Bryce Vinokurov. Form and Composition in Color, Art Studio, UCD.
- Teaching Assistant for Vera Iliatova. Beginning Painting, Art Studio, UCD.
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.
Rogers, Scott. Across the medium universe, FFWD; Calgary’s News & Entertainment Weekly, Vol.12 #20: April 26, 2007.
Clarkson, Adrienne. Art at Work; Canada Council Art Bank, editor: Victoria Henry, 2007, Foreward; p.9.
Turner, Cherie Louise. ‘Cream’ at Arts Benicia, Art Week, October, 2006.
Pritikin, Renny. Out The Door; Individual Introduction, MFA 2006 catalog, p.18.
Munich, Suzanne. There’s Mischief Afoot… The Davis Enterprise, June 23, 2005, Section C, p1.
Fisher, Jenny Conway. Interview, CJSW University of Calgary Radio, September 2004.
Lafortune, Wes. Systematically Artistic, ffwd; Calgary’s News & Entertainment Weekly, October 16, 2003.
Lenoard, Micheline. Seront-ils Nos Medailles D’Art?, RDI & TV5 (15min. Portrait) July 16, 2001.
Metcalfe, Robin. Friend or Faux, C international contemporary art, Issue #64, November 1999 – February 2000, p44.
Cronin, Ray. Amanda Schoppel: Corporeal, ARTSatlantic, Vol.17 Number 1. Witnter 2000, p5.
Klossen, Carmen. Interview, The Arts Update, CBC Radio (Main Street & This Morning), maritime and national play, April, 1999. Re: “Corporeal,” at Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery.
Black, Amy. The Scent of Rubber, Corporeal by Amanda Schoppel, Visual Arts News. Vol. 21, Summer 1999.