Stories of Contentment and Other Fables – CBC Radio Interview

January 19th, 2017

I was thrilled to speak with Gord Ellis from CBC radio about my exhibition Stories of Contentment and Other Fables at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery on January 11, 2017. Click here for the archived audio interview.

Gord Ellis also produced a video as well. You can check it out on Facebook here.

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Gord Ellis Interviewing Amanda Burk for CBC radio. Photo courtesy of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

I would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council which supported the making of this body of work and exhibition. Thank you.

Stories of Contentment and Other Fables – Installation

January 19th, 2017

Some sneak peek images showing the early stages of the installation of Stories of Contentment and Other Fables at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery‘s installation team is truly remarkable. They made it look easy, even when it wasn’t.

Stories of Contentment and Other Fables opens on January 13, 2017 and will run until March 26, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Ontario Arts Council for the Exhibition Assistance grant that I was awarded that assisted me in getting my drawings framed – forty-three drawings to be exact. Thank you!

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View of Things coming into being (wall) and The misperception of stillness (floor). Image courtesy of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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View of It should come as no surprise... being installed. Image courtesy of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Ontario Scene – North of the 45th at Gallery 101

May 11th, 2015

Drawings from my Dual series and a new drawing, Full Circle (unrest), are currently on exhibition at Gallery 101 in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene. The exhibition, North of the 45th, runs May 3 to May 30, 2015.

North of the 45th looks at the diversity of artistic practices and voices from Northern Ontario. From drawing to ceramics to video to performance, these works dismantle stereotypical notions of regional identity by offering complex and thoughtful expressions of the relationships that connect land, memory, and history. The exhibition features the work of:  Amanda Burk, Sarah Link, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Riaz Mehmood, Laurent Vaillancourt, Debajehmujig – Gallery 101

Dual series and Full Circle (unrest) on exhibition at G101

Full Circle (unrest), 2015

Full Circle (unrest), detail

35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

March 20th, 2015

My drawing Hushed Renewal has recently been accepted into the 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition and has been awarded an Honourable Mention.

Hushed Renewal, 2014, Graphite on paper, 68” x 50”

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the United States. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition features 142 works of art by 108 international artists.  Juror Beth Grabowski is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.    – Bradley International

The 35th Bradley International Exhibition runs March 7 to April 17, 2015 and is hosted in multiple venues connected to Bradley University in Peoria, IL.

I would again like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council who supported the production of my drawing Hushed Renewal and the work in this series.

The North Now – Thunder Bay Art Gallery

November 4th, 2014

Quiescence in The North Now at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery - image credit Thunder Bay Art Gallery

I am very pleased to have my work Quiescence on exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in The North Now. The exhibition runs from October 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery describes the exhibition as:

Featuring art from across Northern Ontario, this multi-disciplinary juried exhibition provides a glimpse of the immense creativity, diversity and innovation by established and emerging artists living in the north of the province. This is the first juried exhibition organized by the Gallery in ten years and this time the reach has been extended to include Northeastern Ontario artists as well.

The jury for this exhibition consisted of: David Garneau, Artist and Associate Professor, University of Regina; Carol Podedworny, Director and Chief Curator of the McMaster Museum of Art; and Dr. Andrea Terry, Art Historian, Lakehead University. Fifty-two artists had their submissions accepted into this exhibition.

I would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and thank them for the exhibition assistance I received.

Drawing 2014 at John B. Aird Gallery

February 3rd, 2014

I am thrilled to have my work, Quiescence, selected for Drawing 2014 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

For this 15th annual juried drawing exhibition, 72 artists submitted 137 drawings for consideration by two jurors. A variety of drawing styles, media and techniques reflecting a spectrum of ideas about drawing were represented.

Two jurors, Ed Pien and Dale Barrett, selected the 33 works in the exhibition. Drawing 2014 celebrates the diversity and vitality of drawing, showcasing a range of processes, styles, materials and conceptual approaches.

I will be showing alongside: Angela Aitken, Ivo Arnaudov, Susan Avishai, Jim Balzan, Pat Bond, Linda Chen, Nomi Drory, Erin Finley, Heidrun Gabel-Koepff, Phyllis Gordon, Jacquie Green, Toni Hamel, Jessica Hein, Brynn Higgins-Stirup, Jennifer Hinrichs, Lumir Hladik, Mary Kainer, Pegi Kosa, Jeanette Luchese, Gavin MacDougall, Robert Quance, Lauren Satok, Tai Selbach, Winnie Truong, Olex Wlasenko, David Woodward.

If you get a chance, be sure to check out the show. This exhibition is one of the only juried drawing exhibitions in Canada and it is always proves to be an excellent show.

Drawing 2014
February 4 – 28, 2014
Reception Thursday February 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6 pm
Location: 900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON M4Y 1N4

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support and contribution towards the making of this series of drawings.

Animals in the Wild at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

October 6th, 2013

My work is currently on exhibition at The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery.

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Animals in the Wild
September 14 to October 26, 2013
Featuring the work of Amanda Burk and Rick Cunnington
Also on display, Brenda Andrew and Margaret Pappoulas

The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery
107 Lansdowne Street East,
Callander, Ontario
Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 5:00

Animals in the Wild at the Alex Dufresne Art Gallery

Full Circle at Jordan Art Gallery

January 15th, 2013

Starting February 2, 2013 my work will be on exhibition at the Jordan Art Gallery. This solo exhibition will be an extension of my Dual series and includes new work. Below is a sneak peek.

Dual (Full Circle I), 2013, charcoal on paper

Dual (Full Circle II), 2013, charcoal on paper

Full Circle
February 2 – March 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday February 2, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jordan Art Gallery
845 Main Street,
Jordan Village, ON,

Biannual Juried Art Exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

September 23rd, 2012

Dual (Decatur and Barron), 2012, Charcoal on paper, 30" x 44"

Two of my recent drawings from the Dual Series are now on exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. I am pleased to have had Dual (Decatur and Barron), 2012  and Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012  selected to be a part of their Biannual Juried Exhibition.

Biannual Juried Exhibition
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
August 31 – October 7, 2012
Exhibition reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday September 30, 2 – 4pm

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery’s Bi-annual Juried Exhibition is a province-wide competition, open to artists working in all media, including visual art, fine crafts, installation and new media. The call for entry was widely advertised earlier this year and by the June 29th deadline we had received over 250 entries. From these, the jurors selected the 32 pieces that will be in the show. The 2012 Biannual Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery from August 31st to October 7th. The jurors for the show were Carolyn Dover, Ivan Jurakic and Stuart Reid.

Art Gallery of Hamilton Spring Art Sale

May 1st, 2012

My work will be included in this year’s Spring Art Sale at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Images (clockwise from top left): Stewart Jones, Morning Comes, oil on canvas | Joanne Helman, Green with Envy, oil on canvas | Mena Dragonfly Pottery, Dots! Expresso Cups, stoneware clay and mid-fire glaze | John Visser, Tree Line, oil on canvas | Darcie Kennedy, Untitled (Is It Sunny?), acrylic on masonite.

Spring Art Sale hours:
Thursday, May 3: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday, May 4: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, May 5: 12 noon – 5 pm
Sunday, May 6: 12 noon – 5 pm

For a list of participating artists and to view a selection of works, please visit

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