About the Artisit
Amanda (Woodcock) Barrett is a painter - watercolour and acrylic. Writing and photography play an important role in her practice as forms of documenting and storing information and imagery.
Memory, familiarity and nostalgia are areas of interest and are often themes in Barrett's practice. Explorations of past, identity and desire are born out of the aforementioned themes and studied through her painting processes.
Amanda Barrett currently lives and works out of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and writes under the pen name: A Barrett.
2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Drawing and Painting (Thesis) Major, with Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University)
2010 Foundations in Art and design Diploma with Honours, with Durham College
2016 8th Annual Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Experiencing Perspectives (group exhibition, in partnership with OCAD University)
2016 Westaim Corporation group exhibition curated by Sagan MacIsaac
2016 101st Graduate Exhibition (group): OCAD University
2010 Clarington Town Hall Feature (solo) (through the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington)
2010 Durham College Graduating Exhibition (group) at Station Gallery Whitby
2010 Stairs Project (solo) feature during ‘Piece by Piece’ Judith Tinkl exhibition at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
2009-10 Part-time Gallery Assistant at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
2008-09 Full-time Summer Camp Counsellor at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (children’s full-day programs)
Talks / Workshops
June 2018 Workshop at Camp Fyrefly (Peterborough, Ontario)
Jan. 2016 Studio visit/talk at OCAD University to Durham College students led by Sean McQuay
2016 Seek Forward: OCAD University Drawing & Painting Catalogue 2016
2018 Art Gallery of Peterborough's Outreach and Engagement Committee member (fall 2018)
2016 OCAD U Publication Committee member (catalog for Graduate Exhibition 101)
2017 Week-long residency with Spark Box Studio (June 12th - 18th)