Amanda White is a Toronto­-based visual artist and and PhD candidate in the interdisciplinary Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University. Previously, she received an MFA (interdisciplinary) from the University of Windsor, a BFA (drawing and painting) from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and studied art History at the University of British Columbia.
Her current work investigates social and cultural imaginations of nature, with research interests including: interdisciplinary and collaborative art practices, art and the environment, posthumanities, environmental humanities, eco-criticism, issues in agriculture and food, urban ecologies and socially-engaged arts. In addition to SSHRC, OGS and other academic awards, her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council among others and has been exhibited in galleries such as the Harbourfront Centre, The Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, PlugIn ICA, the Ontario Science Centre and Modern Fuel Artist’s Run Centre, as well as many independently produced public interventions and engagements. Recent publications include; feature articles in esse- Art and Opinions (2016), Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture (2017), and chapters for edited collections; Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an age of Crisis (Routledge Environmental Humanities, 2017), and Why Look at Plants? (Brill, forthcoming)

Contact: amanda.white(at)

(Visit NEWS page for current exhibitions)

Project Collaborators:

Brad Isaacs
Jennifer Willet
Teresa Carlesimo
Adam Phipps
Matt Knapik
Alana Bartol
Lydia Burggraaf
Meghan Krauss
Riaz Mehmood
Michael Dirisio

Project Websites:
Life in the Soil

Online Publications:
Urban Wild Edibles Guide
Random Seeds Greenhouses
PARKhive Research Publication Series


Cultural Studies at Queen’s University
Plant Studies Collaboratory
Modern Fuel Artist’s Run Centre
Le/The Sensorium
ArtSci Salon
Incubator Lab