Amanda White is a Toronto-based visual artist and and PhD candidate in the interdisciplinary Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University where her research-creation PhD project ‘Looking Plants in the Eye’ was awarded a CGS Doctoral Scholarship. 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, Bio-Art, issues in agriculture and food, urban ecologies and socially-engaged arts. In addition to SSHRC, OGS and other academic awards, her related visual arts projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council among others. Her work 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)
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