Self-Portrait in Grass

Self-Portrait in Grass



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.    



Curriculum Vitae



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


Work/Gallery Experience

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)