Artist member since 2019
Amada Estabillo was born in Scarborough and grew up in Newmarket. She is of mixed Filipino-Irish heritage. Amada attended York University and earned a BFA in Visual Art as well as a BEd. She is currently participating in the studio residency through the Akin Collective at the Auto BLDG on Sterling Rd and teaches art in York region. She lives in the Brockton Village area of Toronto with her partner, 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.
Best season of the year in Toronto
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
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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
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