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BIOGRAPHY

Amanda Reeves’ colourful yet subtly nuanced abstract paintings invite the viewer to engage in the slowed contemplation of looking. With meticulous preparation, the varied layers of acrylic wash stand as a visual ground for the precise geometric shapes overlaid. The desire to secure the paintings in focus is thwarted by their bright colours and tonal shifts; the floating effect of the patterns and shapes obscures their spatial relationships and the layers become indistinct.

Reeves’ interest in this series of abstractions is rooted in her fascination with colour and pattern. Since graduating with honours from Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2005, Reeves has participated in numerous exhibitions. Her work is in the collections of the Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Medcan, Cenovus Energy and EQ Bank and private collections. Amanda was born in England, educated in Canada and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Education
2005 BFA (honours), Ontario College of Art and Design

Exhibitions – solo
2018 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2018, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
2016 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2016 The Hivery, Mill Valley CA
2015 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2015, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2014, p|m gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2013, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
2012 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2012, p|m gallery, Toronto ON
2010 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2010 p|m gallery, Toronto ON
2009 Amanda Reeves: New Paintings 2009, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Amanda Reeves: Enthrall, Gallery Moos, Toronto ON

Exhibitions – selected group & art fairs
2018 Seattle Art Fair, with Elissa Cristall Gallery, Seattle WA
2017 Seattle Art Fair, with Elissa Cristall Gallery, Seattle WA
2017 SHAPE FORM COLOUR LINE, the Language of Abstraction, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
2016 Red Dot Art Fair: Miami, James Baird Gallery
Group show, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
2015 Art Toronto, p|m Gallery, Toronto
2014 Holiday Show, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Art Toronto, p|m Gallery, Toronto, ON
Love Art, Toronto, ON
Landscape into Abstraction, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Group Show at p|m gallery, Toronto ON
Modulators, curated by Katie Addleman, Angell Gallery, Toronto ON
2012 Art Toronto, p|m gallery, Toronto ON
Fresh Paint, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011 p|m gallery @ Montreal, Galerie Trois Points
Art Chicago, Chicago IL
Summer Show – p|m gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON with p|m gallery
Art at work: corporate collecting practices today, Art Gallery of Mississauga
Five year anniversary celebration, p|m gallery, Toronto ON
2009 Holiday Sampler, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto ON
RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists tour
The Rooms, St. Johns, NL
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK
2009 Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists tour
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON
Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, PQ
Museum London, London ON
Power Plant, Toronto ON
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto ON with p|m gallery, RBC VIP lounge
Prickle and Gleam, Toronto ON
p|m gallery, Toronto ON
2007 Superplastic, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto ON
2006 First Kiss, Spin Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Graduation Student Exhibition, Ocadu, Toronto ON

Awards
2009 Ontario Arts Council emerging artist grant
2008 RBC Canadian Painting Competition honourable mention
2005 Mrs. W. O. Forsyth Scholarship
David l. Stevenson Scholarship

Collections
Royal Bank of Canada
Bank of Montreal
Cenovus Energy
Equitable Bank
Medcan
Private collections in Canada, United States and international.