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Amada Estabillo

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Amada Estabillo was born in Scarborough to an Irish-American mother and a Filipino father and grew up in Newmarket. She attended York University and earned a BFA in Visual Art as well as a BEd. Amada has a studio space at Akin Dupont and teaches art in York region. She lives in the Brockton Village area of Toronto with her husband, two daughters, a small dog and a budgie. Amada’s work explores the boundary between representation and abstraction through a variety of subjects; play, landscape, figure, self-portrait, and most recently textiles. She aims to find the critical elements of an object and expand these in a formal way through line, colour, pattern and space while maintaining a sense of spontaneity. Her materials include acrylic paint, oil stick, graphite, spray paint and collage.


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Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Fall

Coffees per day and from where

2-3, made myself or from The Common

What artists do you admire right now?

Jenny Savile, Denyse Thomasos, Mequitta Ahuja, Melanie Authier

What do you listen to when you work?

Breeders, Frank Ocean, Sonic Youth, J Dilla

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

Hawk and Chick for take out, Black Dice for last drink, Le Baratin for brunch

Beverage of choice

Americano

Upcoming Exhibitions
2020-08-21

Blitz Gallery, Toronto
Bare and Essential

Makeroom, Toronto
Support Gear

Eleven Thirty, Toronto
Ongoing Selected Works

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

1130 Shop, Toronto
Selected Works

2018

Bloor/Gladstone Library, Toronto
Abyme

2016

1130 Shop, Toronto
Fill in the Blanks

2010

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Up Art 2010! For What It’s Worth: Curios, Collections and Counterfeits

2005

Red Head Gallery, Toronto
Better Lives Than Yours or Mine

2005

Fairy Lake, Newmarket
Vantage Points: Sculpture in the Park

2004

AWOL Gallery, Toronto
Vacation

2002

Propellor Gallery
Mend

Education
2001

York University
Bachelor of Education

2000

York University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Honours)

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