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.


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

Blitz Gallery, Toronto
Bare and Essential

Makeroom, Toronto
Support Gear

Eleven Thirty, Toronto
Ongoing Selected Works

Select Past Exhibitions

1130 Shop, Toronto
Selected Works


Bloor/Gladstone Library, Toronto


1130 Shop, Toronto
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Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Up Art 2010! For What It’s Worth: Curios, Collections and Counterfeits


Red Head Gallery, Toronto
Better Lives Than Yours or Mine


Fairy Lake, Newmarket
Vantage Points: Sculpture in the Park


AWOL Gallery, Toronto


Propellor Gallery


York University
Bachelor of Education


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

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