Gisele Amantea

Born in Calgary, Gisele Amantea has lived in Montreal since 1995. Currently she is the Graduate Programme Director for the MFA Studio Arts at Concordia University. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 1976, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Puget Sound, 1979. In early 1999 the Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France organized a ten year survey of her work. Other one-person exhibitions include those at The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France (1999), Oboro Artists’ Centre in Montreal and YYZ Gallery in Toronto (1998), Burnaby Art Gallery and Stride Gallery in Calgary (1996), Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (1990), Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (1988), and Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon in 1987. She has participated in many group shows including Fetish, Art Gallery of Windsor (1997), Bereft at Hallwalls in Buffalo in 1996, Death and the Family, Presentation House Gallery (1995), Screens, Nickle Arts Museum (1992), Remembering and Telling: Stories of Identity and Location, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina (1991), and Other Frontiers at Third Eye Centre, Glasgow (1991).