Amy Schissel

Morgantown, West Virginia

About Amy Schissel

Amy Schissel is a Canadian artist, currently based near Pittsburgh, PA. She obtained her MFA (2009) from the University of Ottawa in Ontario. She is a 2016 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. In 2013, she received Ottawa’s Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist Award, and in 2011, was a finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and National Exhibition, touring the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Hamilton Art Gallery, and Toronto’s Power Plant. Schissel was also Canada’s 2009 recipient of the Brucebo Foundation Fine Arts Award and Residency in Visby, Sweden. She has received additional grants and awards from the Canada Council of the Arts, the City of Ottawa, Ontario Arts Council, and Faculty Senate of West Virginia University. Her recent national and international exhibitions include VOLTA Basel, Switzerland; VOLTA New York; Toronto International Art Fair, Fine Art Museum at West Virginia University; Huntington Museum of Art, WV; Florida State Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL; Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Brussels Gallery, Belgium; Karsh Masson City Hall Gallery, Ottawa; Sjalso Studios, Sweden, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON; and Patrick Mikhail Galleries in Montreal and Ottawa. Schissel has lectured across the country and internationally in Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Pittsburgh. She is currently a Professor at West Virginia University in the Painting Program. Her work is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Montreal.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2019

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2016

Website / Social Links

As the world of digitization continues to develop, and our sense of space and the radical new ways we move through it are changing, my art practice also shifts to address these new spaces, our movement through them, and resultant changing cultural identity and consciousness. My drawings, paintings, and installations are infused with information friction and subscribe to modes of representation of new virtual spaces and special effects to build architectures of fictional space.”