Finding the Sun's Elevation Above the Horizon
Orange Unit
Bridge Street Lot
Amanda Rhodenizer

Amanda Rhodenizer

(b. 1984, Bridgewater, NS)

Amanda Rhodenizer was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and is currently based in Waterloo, Ontario. Her paintings focus on tensions between people and places, exploring themes of home and permanence, invasiveness and transience. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2006) and an MFA from the University of Waterloo (2014). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Orillia Museum of Art & History, and Montréal’s Art Mûr. Recent solo exhibitions include The Larger Forgetting at Open Sesame in Kitchener, and Parallel Play at ARTsPLACE Artist-Run-Centre in Annapolis Royal, NS.

Amanda wishes to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.


2014 MFA University of Waterloo

2006 BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Larger Forgetting, Open Sesame, Kitchener

2017 Parallel Play, ARTsPLACE Gallery & Artist-Run Centre, Annapolis Royal

2016 Attachment, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener

2015 Works on Paper, Open Sesame, Kitchener

2014 Turf & Twig, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo

2011 The Place That Lies, Galerie Felton, Montréal

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 The Brain is wider than the Sky, curated by Crystal Mowry, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener

Mater, Matrix, and Medium, Langdon Hall, Cambridge

2017 Underpinnings: Celebrating 130 Years of NSCAD Alumni, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

2016 Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2014 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia

Toronto Timeraiser, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto

2013 Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mûr, Montréal

Storage, Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo

2012 MFA Group Show, Artery Gallery, University of Waterloo

2011 Couleurs Primaires, Galerie Espace, Montréal

2010 Apéro, Galerie Felton, Montréal

Décover Magazine Launch Exhibition, Legend’art, Montréal

2008-09 The Wawa Show, Sala Rosa, Montréal

2006 BMO 1st! Art Group Exhibition, Toronto

NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

stART: Emerging Artists, Studio 21, Halifax

I think we have a good chance to win…, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

2018 Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant

Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Creation Grant

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Grant

2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence

Winner, Room Magazine Annual Cover Art Contest

2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Grant

2014 Sylvia Knight Award in Fine Arts

2013 Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship

Curtlands Foundation Bursary

2006 Paul Soldner Award

BMO 1st Art Competition, Nova Scotia Winner

Press & Publications

2018 The Larger Forgetting: Poetry by Laurie D. Graham and Paintings by Amanda Rhodenizer

Grand Magazine, “Imagery That Makes You Wonder”, by Barbara Aggerholm

The Community Edition, “KWAG Exhibit Showcases Locally-Based Artists”, by Seth Ratzlaff

Heritage Matters, “The cult of Doris” by Anne Kingston.

2017 Room Magazine, “An Interview with Amanda Rhodenizer, Winner of Room’s 2016 Cover Art Contest”

Ontario Heritage Trust, “My Ontario: A Vision Over Time”

Canadian Art, “Must-Sees This Week: July 13 to 19, 2017”

The Chronicle Herald, “Inspiring South Shore Real Estate”

ARTsPLACE Artist-Run Centre “Interview with Amanda Rhodenizer”, by Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Parallel Play Exhibition Catalogue, “Yours, Mine, and Yours”, by Lauren Weinberg

2016 Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

“Terroir Q&A Series: Amanda Rhodenizer”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Coast, “Your Guided Tour of Terroir” by Brennan McCracken

The Community Edition, “Amanda Rhodenizer’s Artistic Attachments” by Jackie Martinz

2015 Canadian Art, “Must-Sees This Week: October 29 to November 4, 2015”

2013 Fresh Paint/New Construction, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Mûr

2010 Décover Magazine, “Amanda Rhodenizer” Issue 8

2008, “No More Wild Ones” by Salma Shariff

2006 CBC News, “Halifax Gallery Showcases Canada’s Young Artists”

South Shore Now, “Embracing Technology” by Patrick Hirtle

Professional Practice

2018 Artist Talk, Open Sesame, Kitchener

Artist Talk, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener

2016 Artist Talk, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2015-16 Supervisor, Life Drawing, University of Waterloo

2015 Artist Talk, Open Sesame, Kitchener

Artist Talk & Demo, OCAD, Toronto

2013 Instructor, Studio Fundamentals, University of Waterloo

Studio Assistant, Caroline Walker, London, UK

Teaching Assistant, Expressive Drawing (Prof. Cora Cluett), University of Waterloo

2012 Teaching Assistant, Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting (Prof. David Blatherwick), University of Waterloo

2009-12 Head Retoucher/Art Director, E-com Studio, Montréal

2006 Artist Talk, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

2005-6 Supervisor, Life Drawing, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax

2004 Studio Assistant, Jeff Amos Photography & Furniture, Mahone Bay


Lois Andison

Bank of Montreal

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Jim Lindner

Thomas Mulcair

Perimeter Institute