Amy Schissel obtained her MFA (2009) from the University of Ottawa and was the 2013 recipient of Ottawa’s Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist award. She was a finalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition and National Exhibition, touring the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Hamilton Art Gallery, and Toronto’s Power Plant. Schissel was Canada’s 2009 recipient of the Brucebo Foundation Fine Arts Award and Residency in Visby, Sweden.
Recent international exhibitions include VOLTA Basel, Switzerland, VOLTA NY, NYC, University of Brussels, Belgium, Sjalso Studios, Sweden, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, and Patrick Mikhail Galleries in Montreal and Ottawa. Collections include Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Zealand Consulate, University of Brussels, Gotland Museum of Fine Art, the City of Ottawa, and Canada’s Council for the Arts Art Bank. Schissel has received Grants and Awards from the Canada Council of the Arts, the City of Ottawa, and the Ontario Arts Council.