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Amanda McKenzie is a visual artist in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Alberta) whose work utilizes printmaking, photography, and collage. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (2012) from the University of Alberta, held SNAP’s Emerging Artist in Residence (2012), and has had solo exhibitions at SNAP Gallery (2013), Naess Gallery (2013) and a feature staircase exhibition at the Art Gallery of St. Albert (2021). Amanda’s work is held in public and private collections, represented in the Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales Gallery and W.A.R.E.S, and has been purchased by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Canadian cities such as Edmonton and surrounding communities, Calgary, Kelowna, Ottawa, Vancouver, as well as internationally in Mysłakowice, Poland. In 2020 she was awarded an Edmonton Arts Council Artist Project Grant for the continuation of her current body of work, Enticement. She is a member of the Paper Arts Guild in St. Albert and a renting artist at SNAP Gallery & Printshop. She has taken part in the Ayatana Artist Research Program (2020), was an instructing artist (2021) for the Shoals Marine Laboratory Artist in Residence program, and will be an in-person artist in the summer of 2022.

 

Amanda is active in the Edmonton and surrounding area art community through her artistic practice, in her employment as the Adult Fine Arts Program Coordinator at City Arts Centre for the City of Edmonton, and as an educator and facilitator at a number of arts organizations: SNAP Gallery & Printshop (2015 - 2021),,Red Deer College Summer Series Program (2017), Art Gallery of St. Albert (2014 - 2015, 2017), Gallery@501 (2013 - 2014, 2017 - 2018), City Arts Centre (2012 - 2014), and Smeltzer House (2012). 

Amanda McKenzie CV

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts-University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2008-2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fine Arts Adult Program Coordinator (Recreation Technician III)

City Arts Centre, Recreation & Community Facilities , City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB November 2021 - Present

Printshop & Programs Coordinator

Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Edmonton, AB August 2015 - November 2021

Acting Director

SNAP, Edmonton, AB June - September 2018

Community Programs Coordinator

Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB February 2014 - August 2015

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Artist-in-Residence Online Instructing Artist - Shoals Marine Laboratory July & August 2021

 

Exhibiting Artist Instructor - Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert  July 2021  

 

Printmaking Instructor - SNAP, Edmonton, AB November 2015 - November 2021

Printmaking Instructor - Red Deer College Summer Series, Red Deer, AB July - August 2017

Art Educator - Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, AB January 2013 - March 2014 and  January 2017-June 2018

Art Instructor - Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB September - December 2017

Art Instructor - City Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB January 2012 - May 2014

Summer Camp Art Instructor - Smeltzer House, Sherwood Park, AB June - August 2012

Painting Instructor: Portrait Painting - River Ridge Seniors Home, St. Albert, AB May-June 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Enticement -  Feature Staircase Gallery, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB May - August 2021

Recollections: Installation by Amanda McKenzie - Naess Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2013

Patterns of Rememory - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2013

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Craft and Science Exhibition - Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton & Calgary, AB Incoming 2022 

Integration of Cultures, Open Art Space, Wroclaw, Poland 2021 

 

Guilded 20:20 Vision - Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB 2020 

Intersecting Boundaries- Festival dell’ Arte in 2019, Parku Bukowiec, Mysłakowice, Poland (Curated by Agnieszka Koziarz) 2019

Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers Connective & SNAP Language Exchange - Minto Place Gallery, Ottawa, ON; Works Art & Design Festival, Capital Plaza, Edmonton, AB; Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2019 

BIMPE X: The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, (juried touring exhibition and catalogue) - The Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver; BC; FINA Art Gallery, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC; SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2018 & 2019

Materialize: Emerging Artist Show & Sale - Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Art Gallery of St Albert, St. Albert, AB 2017

30 Love: SNAP 30th Anniversary-SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2012

2D or Not 2D The Works Art & Design Festival-Rice Theatre Lobby,  The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB 2012

Nextfest-Koutouki Taverna 124th Street, Edmonton, AB 2012

Wayfindings: 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition-FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2012

Notorious BFA: Predictions of 2012-Concordia University, Edmonton, AB 2011

Re:Charged-Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB 2011

Nextfest-Old Cycle Building, Edmonton, AB 2011

Eighteen Solutions-Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2011

Art of Peace Challenge-The Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Alberta Printmakers Not So Mini Print Exchange & Exhibition - Alberta Printmakers, Calgary, AB 2021

SNAP Members Print Exchange “In Place” - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2020 

SNAP Members Print Exchange “Opposites” - Works Art and Design Festival, Capital Plaza, Edmonton, AB; Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2019

Uncommon Threads - Textile and 3D Show - Allied Arts Council/Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, AB  2019

SNAP Members Print Exchange “Edmonton Favourites” - Works Art and Design Festival, Capital Plaza, Edmonton, AB; Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Stantec, Edmonton, AB; SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2018

Gallery@501: Members Show & Sale - Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, AB 2018

33 Prints from SNAP’s Membership - SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2017         

Return to Sender - SNAP Gallery and Printshop, Edmonton, AB and Stantec, Edmonton, AB 2016

SNAP Members Print Exchange - Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton, AB; SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2015

Cities in s’INK Alberta Print Exchange - A/P Gallery, Calgary, AB; SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2013  

Walking on Walls, Prints from Senior Students & First-year MFA Students of the U of A -  SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2012

Throw away your Television - Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB 2011

Corpus II - Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2011

Ninety Bears Society - Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2009

RESIDENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Shoals Marine Laboratory Artist-in-Residence - Shoals Marina Laboratory, Maine, USA  Incoming 2022 

Ayatana Artist Research Program: Biophilia Online Ecology  School for Artists 2020

Professional Development intensive as Visiting Artist - University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC 2019

Professional Development intensive as Renting Artist - Open Studio, Toronto, ON 2018

Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) - Arts Leadership Program, Edmonton, AB 2018

SNAP Summer Scholarship Residency - SNAP Gallery and Printshop, Edmonton, AB 2012

AWARDS & GRANTS

CSEA/SCEA Community Arts Education Award, Canadian Society for Education through Art 2021

 

Edmonton Arts Council Artist Project Grant 2020 - 2021

Student’s Union Fine Arts Contribution Award-University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2012

Queen’s Jubilee Art Award-Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB 2011

Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence-University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2010 & 2011

Tied for First Place in the Art for Peace Challenge for Visual Art-Government of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2008

Lions Club of Leduc Scholarship-Leduc Lions Club, Leduc, AB 2008

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship-Government of Alberta, Leduc, AB 2008

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Artist, Itty Bitty Print Exchange: Another World is Possible - International Print Exchange Organized by Fiona Avocado 2021

Artist, SNAP Member’s Print Exchange- SNAP, Edmonton, AB 2015 - 2021

Artist with Printmakers Against Racism Project - Organized by Desiree Aspiras 2020

Artist (invitational), 20 for 20, SP20 Poster Collective - SP20 Letterpress Collective Organized by Tony Guadagnolo 2020

Artist (invitational) Art on the Block - Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2019 & 2020

Organizer & Artist,  Ottawa Gatineau Printmaker’s Connective and SNAP Print Exchange - Edmonton and Ottawa 2019

Artist, SNAP Member’s Print Exchange - SNAP, Edmonton, AB 2015 - 2018

Artist, SNAP Calendar Collective 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 - SNAP, Edmonton, AB 2014 - 2017

Vendor, Gathering Good Gang Summer Market - Freemasons Hall, Edmonton, AB 2016

Artist,  Apartment Pop-up Art Show - Edmonton, AB 2014

Artist, Total Eclipse of the Art, Artist Run Art Sale - Edmonton, AB 2012 & 2013

Artist,  Apartment Pop-up Art Show - Edmonton, AB 2014

Artist,  Print Affair: Members Show & Sale - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Artist, art for ART - Keiskamma Canada Foundation, Edmonton, AB 2010, 2012, 2014

Organizer and Artist,  Art & Design Art Auction - Telus Centre, Edmonton, AB 2010 & 2011

Artist,  Free for All - Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2006

 

REPRESENTATION & COLLECTIONS

W.A.R.E.S - St. Albert Place, St. Albert, AB 2021 - Present

 

AFA Art Collection - Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB 2021 - Present

Print Archive - University of British Columbia Okanagan Printmaking Department, Kelowna, BC 2019 - Present

Represented Artist - Art Gallery of St. Albert Gallery Shop, St. Albert, AB 2016  - Present

Archive - SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2012 - Present

Permanent Installation (commissioned series of paintings) - Stageworks Academy of the Performing Arts, Leduc, AB 2007 - Present

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFLIATIONS

Member Artist - Paper Arts Guild, St. Albert, AB 2020 - Current 

SNAPline Member & Printshop Renter - SNAP: Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists, Edmonton, AB

Member - Visual Arts Alberta Association-CARFAC, Edmonton, AB

Founding Member, Ninety Bears Arts Collective - Edmonton, AB 2012 - 2015

Vice President Internal, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2011 - 2012

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Homechecker-Alberta Bulldog Rescue, Calgary, AB November 2020 - Present

 

Photography Coordinator & Volunteer - SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society), Edmonton, AB April 2019 - September 2020

Volunteer - Edmonton Humane Society, Edmonton, AB October 2016-August 2018

Artist & Volunteer - FARRM (Farm Animal Rescue & Rehoming Movement), Wetaskiwin, AB March-July  2017

Art Instructor - JJ Bowlen Junior High School, Edmonton, AB May 2016

Art Instructor - East Elementary School, Leduc, AB June 2015

Gallery & Special Events Volunteer - SNAP, Edmonton, AB 2010 - 2015

Printmaking Instructor - River Ridge Seniors Home, St. Albert, AB September 2013

Volunteer - The 33rd Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference, Lister Center, Edmonton, AB June 2013

Craft/Games & Public Gate Security - Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton, AB 2009, 2011, 2012

Painting Instructor - Art Start, Edmonton, AB 2011

Art Therapist - Leduc Lifestyle Options, Leduc, AB 2011

Art Mentor - Nina Haggerty, Edmonton, AB 2010 & 2011

Art Teacher - Garneau Elementary School, Edmonton, AB 2010

Art Teacher - Glendale Elementary School, Edmonton, AB 2009

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Gendron, Pam, “Photolithography with Amanda McKenzie”, Arts and Heritage St. Albert youtube,  January 10, 2018, video

Kobylka, Kaida, “Next Step: Amanda McKenzie”, Latitude 53 Blog, December 6, 2016, video

Hayes, Scott, “February Artist of the Month”, St. Albert Gazette, February 8, 2017, pg. 9, newspaper

McNish, Tori & Van Weerden, Chelsey, “Conversations ‘Music for Teacups’ & ‘Patterns of Rememory’”, PraireSeen Visual Arts Blog, July 26, 2013,  blog

Matejko, Agnieszka, “Vessels of Memory”, Vue Weekly, July 24, 2013, Issue 927, newspaper

Ryan, Bridget, ArtWalk Interview, Breakfast Television, July 15, 2011, video

NOA: Night of Artists Magazine, 2011, Vol. 7, pg. 26 & 31, magazine

 

COURSES & CERTIFICATION

WHMIS 2021

Anti Racism/Anti Oppression Training Sessions 2021

Suminagashi Paper Marbling, Centre for Book Arts 2021

CMYK Gum Bichromate, Centre for Book Arts 2021

Papermaking - St. Albert Paper Arts Guild, St. Albert 2018

Intermediate Pottery - Smeltzer House, Sherwood Park, AB 2016

Throw, Cut, Paste and CREATE - Smeltzer House, Sherwood Park, AB 2016

Hand building Pottery Courses - Art Gallery of St Albert, St. Albert, AB 2016

Silversmithing Workshops - City Art Centre, Edmonton, AB 2015 & 2016

Pottery: Textured Hand Building - City Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB 2015

Fused Glass Workshop - Bissett Stained Glass Centre, Edmonton, AB 2015

Proserve Liquor Training Certificate (valid until 2019) 2014

Pottery Level 1 - City Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB 2014

Introduction to Letterpress - SNAP,Edmonton, AB 2013