Amada Estabillo

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

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.


Inside the Studio


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

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


Upcoming Exhibitions

Likely General, Toronto
Solo Exhibition


Clark Centre for the Arts, Toronto
Akin Studio Exhibition

Eleven Thirty, Toronto
Ongoing Selected Work

Select Past Exhibitions

AGH, Hamilton
AGH Art Sale


Gallery Petite, Brooklyn, New York
Secret Fire, Group Exhibition


SuperChief Gallery NFT NYC
My Love is your love, Every Woman Biennial


Blitz, Toronto
Bare and Essential


Remote Art Talks Season 1


Akin Studios at Auto BLDG


York University
Bachelor of Education


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

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